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.
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Band 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 most recent self-produced album, Return, is available as a digital download and as a CD.

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

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