High energy from start to finish, Matt Castillo and his band are providing audiences with original country music that has captured the attention of radio, industry and listeners. Hot on the heels of their latest single, “Hello Heartache,” this group is driving their success with grit, determination, and a lot of patience.
Led by Castillo, who formed the band in 2013, debuted their first album Small Town Stories in December of 2014, Produced by Charlie Vela (Dia Frampton of “The Voice”). Matt Castillo sought out to enlist esteemed radio promoter Dillon Steen to introduce their catchy rhythmic music to radio, their first single, “Dance All Night” (#47), broke into the Top 50 on the Texas Regional Radio Report along side their punch in the face tune called “Too Drunk Anyway” hitting #46 and landed on the Top 200 songs of 2016.
Having wrapped up and recorded their sophomore album, STILL SANE (produced by Dave Percefull of Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas), Castillo released an 11-song project that tells a riveting story of the ups and downs of relationships, heartbreak, love and redemption.
“Our music has a lot to do with the people close to me and my personal experiences,” said Castillo. “There are songs about what I have gone through and songs about what I’ve seen my friends go through. Songwriters always say, ‘Write what you know,’ and at times it’s hard to put my personal life out there but, if you’re in any genre of music, being open and honest is what comes with the territory.”
With such success at radio two singles sat high on the charts with “Miss My Chance” and their latest single hitting #24 with “Hello Heartache” on the Texas Regional Radio Report Charts in 2018. Matt Castillo and his band were nominated in 2017 at the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards for “New Band/Duo of the Year” alongside such hitmakers as Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, and Prophets and Outlaws. They also got a nod for “New Single of the Year” (“Dance All Night”) next to Aaron Watson, Josh Ward, Zane Williams and Deryl Dodd
Matt Castillo has been steadily increasing and establishing a loyal fan base in and out of Texas with currently over 10,000 likes and visits across social media outlets. For all things Matt Castillo, be sure to engage with them via Spotify, Apple Music, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.