River's Edge Bands & Artists
Matt Aquiline & The Dead End Streets
Singer/songwriter Matt Aquiline lived and performed in Washington, DC for nearly two
decades, but he has always been of Pittsburgh first and recently returned to his
hometown to raise his family and perform his music in the town where it was formed.
Aquiline began performing in Pittsburgh in the early '90s and recorded his cd, Dice Roll,
at Dave World in Ambridge, PA, backed by some of Pittsburgh's best musicians including
Whitey Cooper and Sam Klingensmith of Norman Nardini and the Tigers, Joe Marini of
Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors and at least 1 Granati brother.
He moved to DC to further other career pursuits, where he formed the band, Kid Goat,
which performed in the DC area for ten years and recorded the 2009 cd, These People
Aren’t You. Kid Goat disbanded in 2013 and Aquiline returned to Pittsburgh to continue
writing and performing his music there.
To help bring his sound home, Aquiline enlisted veterans of the local scene Stefan
Rodriguez (Bad Attitude, Full Circle Band, Electriflyers) on Bass, Neil Carr (Scene 14,
RockHeart, Gringo Zydeco) on Lead Guitar and Vocals and Bill Maruca (Sandoz, The
Pawnbrokers, TheCAUSE, Billy Price) on Keys, and the youthful talents of Evan Cvejkus
on Drums and Heather Catley on Vocals and Guitar. Catley and other band members
have also begun contributing their own stellar original material to Aquiline's, adding
even more dimension to a sound that already married folk, rock, blues, country and a
little blue-eyed soul into an Americana sound that is pure Pittsburgh, with skill,
authenticity and the kind of depth you develop surviving a few cold Winters.