About this Artist
Vinyl Playlist, as the name suggests, is an eclectic combination of the old and new. Andy Inglat (guitar, vocals) and Gerry Mattei (keys, vocals) are the frontmen of the Los Angeles based duo. The unique sound of Vinyl Playlist is derived from Classic R&B infused with modern Pop/Rock. With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, to Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, and Jimmy Eat World, Vinyl Playlist has a very unique sound. Andy and Gerry have performed all over the country with various artists but it wasn't until 2007 that they moved out to Los Angeles to create Vinyl Playlist. Both are excited for their debut EP set to be released in late August 2011.
Gerry Mattei grew up in a musical household and began playing piano very young. By the age of 7 he had won his first songwriting contest. Pursuing his passion for music, Gerry attended Western Michigan University where he studied Jazz performance, composition, and arranging under Dr. Steve Zegree. Being fluent in all musical styles has allowed Gerry to work with a variety of artists including: Allison Iraheta, Orianthi, Matt Giraud, Janice Siegel, Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Greg Bissonette, Billy Heart. As a performer, Gerry has received many accolades including Downbeat Magazine's Award for Outstanding Performance by an Artist.
Andy Inglat is a Los Angeles based musician and singer/songwriter from Muskegon Michigan. With vocals as his main instrument, Andy studied vocal/Jazz theory and performance at Western Michigan University, graduating in 2007. Touring across the country with different artist, he is a seasoned performer with a dramatic vocal range and diverse vocal style that soulfully combines a mix of jazz and pop/rock. He is truly a lover of all music genres, "If it's good, it's good" . Andy has been blessed with the opportunity to share the stage with some of the worlds most compelling musicians such as Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Jimmy Cobb, Victor Wooten, Janice Seigel, Manhattan Transfter, Stephen Zegree, Tony Bennett, Tony Royster Jr., Darmon Meader, Bobby Brown, and more. In the past few years he has been on many Downbeat award winning recordings and can also be found singing on a Miles Davis tribute album, "Essence of Green" with Jimmy Cobb, released on Origin Records.