Hailing from the Red Roof Inn, the driver’s seat of a Honda Fit, the floor of the airport, the guest bedroom at your Aunt’s and Uncle’s house, the back seat of a 15-passenger van, and New York City, Brian Dunne is the companion you never knew you wanted. Equipped with a Telecaster, a Gibson Hummingbird and 17 dollars, he is coming to your town to play his guts out and then stand by the merch table.
“Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements” was produced by Brian and released in May of 2017 independently. It garnered a great deal of attention based on the quality of the songwriting and musicality, landing Brian on NPR’s Mountain Stage and 2017’s Cayamo Cruise, and tours with The Secret Sisters, Will Hoge, Rosanne Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Joan Osborne, Delbert McClinton, and a myriad of other songwriting heavyweights. The first two singles were picked up by SiriusXM radio, and if you visited a shopping mall during the spring of 2017, you probably heard the lead single “Don’t Give Up On Me” being interrupted by an announcement that someone had lost their kid at the food court.
Brian followed the release of “Bug Fixes” with a live EP of stripped-down versions of previously released songs entitled “The Timber House Sessions”. In early 2019, Brian returned to the studio to begin his next LP with producer Andrew Sarlo which is slated for release sometime before we’re all dead and expected to be “totally the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard,” according to Brian’s mom. In the meantime, his newest single “New Tattoo” has been played extensively on XM radio and become a huge hit amongst a very niche group of people that fly JetBlue and frequent Starbucks.
Here’s a very nice thing that Adam Duritz from Counting Crows said about Matt Sucich recently:
“Matt Sucich is my favorite New York Songwriter. The way he writes, the detail of it, and the effortless brilliance of his guitar playing.”
Matt Sucich writes songs mostly with a pen, and sings them always with his mouth. His last name is pronounced ’Sue-Sitch’ and people often show how much they like his songs by comparing him to other popular artists. His new record is called “Thousand Dollar Dinners “and is comprised of singles that speak to everyone from the heartbroken (“Back at Zero”) and the nihilistic (“Saturn”), to the indecisive (“I Want Everything”) and the hopeful (“Patient Man”). “Thousand Dollar Dinners” will be released in full on March 5th, but you can hear most of it now wherever you listen to music.
In addition to countless live performances in NYC over the years, Matt Sucich has appeared at Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet in Luck, TX, Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN and Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. Matt has also played support for/shared the stage with The Lone Bellow, Lucius, Rachael Yamagata, Lake Street Dive, Levon Helm and many others. Maybe you’ve heard Matt’s 2016 single “Montauk” (a favorite of the ever mysterious Spotify algorithm) on several curated playlists, or maybe you haven’t. Don’t worry it’s not going anywhere.