"He can belt out a soul-felt growl as effectively as a heart-touching melody. The guitar playing is clean and refined" - Jason Riggs of The Weekly and 91X "His name is Terry Matsuoka and he is so cute and super-talented. He sings, plays guitar, performs beatbox, writes his own songs, and is funny" - Virginia Loh of Asia The Journal of Culture and Commerce "Matsuoka's effect on the audience is akin to that of a cool cousin you only see twice a year, yet wished would never leave" - Fernando Ramos of The Daily Aztec Biography Terry Matsuoka is a singer-songwriter with an indie mentality, intricate musicianship, tight pop songwriting and a soulful voice. His solo live performances far exceed normal expectations of what one might think could be accomplished musically and entertainment -wise with just a singer and his guitar. In addition to performing his songs passionately, he will improvise, rap, perform stunts, play percussion on his guitar and human beatbox with remarkable ability. At some venues he will also play with his incredibly skilled 4-piece band. Matsuoka's sophomore solo album delves further into the breadth of his musicianship, delivering soulful lyricism backed by a full band sound. His last album, Raw Acoustic Stylee, introduced his indie style with a truly stripped "down to basics" sound, using only acoustic instrumentation (i.e. no electric-powered instruments or manipulation). Totally Rad features Matsuoka playing all instruments (except for percussion by Aaron Irwin on "El Cajon", and percussion by Irwin and human beatbox by Joe Naval on "Sour Cream and Chives") which include acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, pianica and Rhodes keyboard. The result is an eclectic new sound.
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