Kyle Matovcik

Can you tell us about the moment that you decided you wanted to be a musician?

I always danced when I was a little kid to terrible pop music and always listened to music of all kinds, I figured when I was about 12 I’d pick guitar up and run people out of rooms.

What band(s) are you currently in?

Wretched Hive and Ezekiel!! Few other projects pending but we’ll see what happens!

What is your proudest moment as a musician?

It’s tough to narrow it down because every time I share the stage with the incredible people of the local scene, it makes me realize why I do it. But either Rocktoberfest with Wretched Hive or opening for Byzantine last August.

What equipment do you use?

I have 7 guitars and a few amps. It’s a dangerous addiction.
My amp which is down right now, (Shout out to Greg from Heidi and the Hellcats!!) Is a Peavey 6505mh. I run it through my Marshall vertical 2×12. My pedal board has a Ibanez TubeScreamer mini, tuner, Crybaby from hell, Digitech whammy, crybaby from hell, Line 6 wireless and a boss noisegate.

With Wretched Hive I use my Diamond Hailfire ST plus, trans walnut finish, which everyone seems to love and my Wylde Audio Odin. Both of those are tuned to Drop B.

For Ezekiel, i gotta get a little more creative. I got my Hardluck kings Wild Bill and Lady luck tuned to drop C.
My Hardluck kings southern belle and my Kresiak custom tuned to Drop c# and e flat standard.
And my Odin and Hailfire for the drop B stuff. All in all, it’s an expensive set up but I love it and wouldn’t take the cash back!

What is one thing that your fans would be surprised to know about you?

Probably that I’m a huge blues guy. Absolutely love Gary Moore, Albert King, BB king, Melvin Taylor and even some of the newer guys like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang and Jared James Nichols. Also, Brad Paisley shreds!!

photo credit: First Angel Media

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