matthew_costello_123012aI’m Matthew Costello.

As a songwriter and composer I’ve been active in the Richmond, VA Music Community for many years.

I currently serve as the President of the Virginia Organization of Composers and Lyricists (VOCAL). Having joined in the early 1990’s, I also served as President from 1998 – 2000.

d3a_crp_150These days I write with a long time collaborator, Derek Abbott. Together we’re Abbott Costello. We’ve been writing together for over 25 years and have created a variety of material of which I am very proud.


I have performed live with the band Rodeo Clown.
klownsacrifice2Band members were Eileen Edmonds, William and Denise Perritt, Danny Vinson and Christie Wright. Rodeo Clown’s music has been described as both Americana and eclectic. We had a blast.

the_taters3_150I also have had the pleasure of occasionally sitting in with The Taters. Incredible harmonies and outstanding musicianship. Craig Evans and Brad Tucker – great music.

The song Diggin’ For Elvis (co-written with Roy Kauffman) appears on the Planetary Records release Floating Folk Festival Volume 2 available at Plan 9 Records.

My two self-produced albums Innerscape & Dining Out , are available to purchase as digital downloads.

Please drop me an e-mail if you enjoy them. Thanks for listening!