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Automatic Shoes

(est. 2006)

Singer/Songwriter | Matthew Joseph Hughes

Atari Ferrari
(est. 2016)
Rob Shugert | Eric Woodard | Matthew Joseph Hughes | Henry Schultz | Scott Schultz

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Hey there,

I'm Matthew, just a guy with a guitar and a love for music. I call Spokane, Washington, my home, but my musical journey has taken me to places I never expected.

Automatic Shoes is my solo project, which started with a deep admiration for the late great Marc Bolan. His music moved me, and I wanted to pay tribute to him in my own way. So, I've recorded a bunch of songs in his honor and had the privilege of performing his music in some fantastic places from New York City to London, alongside some of my musical heroes. In 2022, Easy Action Records released my album of Marc Bolan covers, "In This Style," on vinyl, which feels pretty neat!

Alongside my solo work, I'm also part of Atari Ferrari, a band I'm incredibly proud of. We may not be known to everyone, but in our local Spokane scene, we've been fortunate enough to win "Best Local Band" in the Inlander's Best Of poll. I also nabbed "Best Singer/Songwriter," which was a real surprise.

I'm just a guy who loves to make music, and I'm thankful for every opportunity I've had to share it. In an industry that often glorifies the big and famous, I'm here to remind myself and anyone who listens that music is about the passion and the stories we tell. I'm no superstar, just a guy doing what he loves.

So, if you happen to come across my music, I hope you find something in it that resonates with you. Thanks for listening.


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