river2Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart visited Warehouse D during our Lunch Concert Series!
“Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart was the platform for my solo songwriting — it started as a side project,” started Matt Wheeler, the band’s front man. “I began playing in 2010 and found my sound when I opened a Lancaster show in 2012 at The Community Room on Prince St. I was joined by my friends Andrew Berg on cello and Celeb Brown on violin. This show was a watershed moment for me — it really cemented by love for string accompaniment.”
After years spent shuffling band members, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart’s current line-up includes: Matt Wheeler, vocals/guitar; Caleb Brown, violin; Andrew Berg, cello; Ben Young, bass and Shawn Vago on percussion.river1
The Candy Factory and Warehouse D hosted Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart for their NPR Tiny Desk Contest entry submission. Tiny Desk has supported artists like T-Pain, Wilco, Adele and John Legend. If selected, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart will perform at the Tiny Desk Concert in NPR in Washington, DC and Couchtrippin’ to Austin show in March.
“I have always been a fan of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series and set a goal for myself to have Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert some day. Just a few weeks ago, my father-in-law shared a link to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest with me. Artists were invited to ‘pay a concert in our office’. The Candy Factory made for a great, visually interesting setting for our submission video and it all came together beautifully,” said Matt.
Catch Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata on Friday, January 23 or at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on January 25. A complete listing of shows is available at www.mattwheeleronline.com/shows. Check out Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series submission below!

Videographer: David Gerz