|Born||June 16, 1976|
|Associated acts||Blue October
William Matthew "Matt" Noveskey (born June 16, 1976 in Adrian, Michigan) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and bassist, best known for his work with the bands Blue October and (a+)machines.
Noveskey grew up in a very musical household in Northern Michigan. His uncle played bass guitar and sang in a touring rock band, his brother plays drums, and his grandparents played guitar, piano and accordion. Inspired by his uncle, Matt started playing bass at age five and has been playing in bands since he was a teenager. His first band was called Love Muscle and he also played in a band called Toast, which included his brother on drums. His early musical influences were bassists James Jamerson and Larry Graham.
Matt graduated from Saint Francis High School in Traverse City in 1994. He attended various Michigan colleges and bartended while playing weekend shows with a variety of local acts, including the bands Switch and Botfly. Acting on a tip from his booking agent, in late 1998 he relocated to Texas and auditioned for Blue October.
Matt joined Blue October in 1999 after the departure of the group's original bassist, Liz Mullally. Noveskey played guitar, bass and sang backing vocals on Blue October's 2000 major label debut Consent to Treatment. He also created the artwork for the album and along with Justin Furstenfeld, co-wrote the single "James" and the live fan-favorite "You Make Me Smile."
Noveskey toured extensively with Blue October in support of Consent to Treatment. He stayed with the band even after they were dropped from Universal Records, but left due to health reasons at the end of the tour in late 2002. Blue October re-signed with Universal for the release of 2003's History for Sale on which Noveskey contributed. Matt would eventually fully rejoin Blue October in late 2004. During his absence, Blue October never played the Noveskey-penned "You Make Me Smile" during a concert. The song was included as the opening track on the band's 2006 album Foiled and is now a live staple.
After the departure of Blue October's lead guitarist, C.B. Hudson, in 2010, Noveskey temporarily took over guitar duty during performances until the band hired Julian Mandrake as a full-time lead guitarist.
During his absence from Blue October, Matt formed a second band  with Blue October's drum technician Alan Adams, who had previously been the drummer for the band Falling Jupiter. The new band, (a+)machines, also includes Ryan Holley and Chris Lynch. Noveskey and Holley are the primary singers and lyricists in the band, which have recorded a 5-track EP and a live album. The band actively toured during 2004 and 2005 with such acts as Canvas, 7 Mary 3, Vallejo and the Burden Brothers, and played an official showcase at SXSW in 2005. The group have been on hiatus while Noveskey and Adams tour with Blue October. (a+)machines has periodically reunited to play live concerts, the most recent being June 2, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Noveskey and Holley often play acoustic concerts in which they perform (a+)machines songs.
Other Music Projects
While not touring and recording with his bands, Noveskey lends his services as a bassist, songwriter and record producer to other recording artists, such as Wesley Lunsford & The Selfless Season. In January 2008 he formed a production company called 116 Producers with producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian. The duo works with some of the brightest upcoming talent in the music business today, mainly recording out of Detroit and Austin. Several of the artists Noveskey produces have signed to major label deals, won awards and achieved chart success and had their songs placed in movies and television shows. In addition to producing young talent, Matt is the proprietor of Wanderlust Artist Management and Promotion, a company that manages and promotes the artists he produces. His current roster includes the bands IAmDynamite and Courrier. In 2012 Noveskey along with Blue October's guitarist C.B. Hudson, broke ground on Orb Recording Studios, a world class residential recording studio in Austin, which they plan to open in the summer of 2013.
Matt also tours as a solo artist, often sharing the stage with Justin Furstenfeld, Joseph King, Casey McPherson, Paco Estrada, Johnny Goudie, and longtime songwriting partner Ryan Holley. At SXSW in 2012 Matt played a concert with Ryan Holley and Paco Estrada. The artists enjoyed the show so much that they decided to form a side project together. Their new project, Lambs to Lions, is currently working on their debut album.
Matt is also a celebrity endorser of Fender basses, Aguilar bass amps, Michael Kelly acoustic basses, Old School FX pedals and Black Diamond strings.
With Blue October
- Consent to Treatment (2000)
- History for Sale (2003)
- Foiled (2006)
- Teach Your Baby Well Live (2007)
- Approaching Normal (2009)
- Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening With Blue October (2011)
- Any Man In America (2011)
- Sway (2013)
- Five Dollar Friend - XOXORx (Kisses, Hugs, and Prescription Drugs (2006)
- Darby - The Clearing (2007)
- Dawn Over Zero - Catapult (2007)
- Wesley Lunsford (& The Selfless Season) - The Mixlab Demonstration (2007)
- IAmDynamite - Mahoney (2008)
- Emphatic - Goodbye Girl (2009)
- Language Room - One By One (2009)
- Courrier - A Violent Flame (2010)
- Deep Ella - You. me. and the Spider (2010)
- Gravity - Gravity (2010)
- Language Room - Language Room (2010)
- Wesley Lunsford (& The Selfless Season) - The Selfless Season (2010)
- 23 Shades - A New Day to Learn (2011)
- Booth - Booth (2011)
- Brannigan - Lucky Sound (2011)
- Giants in the Earth - The Drug II (2011)
- Jesse Felder - What's Underneath (2011)
- IAmDynamite - SuperMegaFantastic (2011)
- Manna - Chronic Hives (2011)
- Courrier - Love is a Fire (2012)
- Little Brave - Wild (2012)
- Moonlight Social - Heading South (2012)
- Penni - Eleven Stories Down (2012)
- Snake Skin Prison - 'Smokin Whiskey (2012)
- The Strive - Design the Road (2012)
- Cody Bryan Band - Wreck Me (2013)
- Edison Chair - Edison Chair (2013)
- Joshua Radin - Wax Wings (2013)
- Reed Turner - Ghosts In The Attic (2013)
- Swimming With Bears - Paw (2013)
- Tori Vasquez - Wear You Thin (2013)
- Wesley Lunsford (& The Selfless Season) - Wesley Lunsford (2013)
- TheLastPlaceYouLook - TheLastPlaceYouLook (2013)
- Vinyl Pilot - A Beautiful Disaster (2013)
- Aguilar Amplification
- Warwick Bass
- Static Noise
- Live Daily
- Marquee Magazine
- The Scene
- Northern Express
- Recoil Magazine
- Rebecca Clark (2006). "Blue October: Q&A with Matt Noveskey".
- Rick Coates (2006-11-23). "Rock Star Odyssey".
- Becky West (2010-04-12). "Matt Noveskey Talks Life Outside Blue October".