34 year old Percussionist. I have touring/recording experience. I play pro gear also have a pro attitude. I take music very seriously, but I'm also in this to have fun. Right now I am located in Worcester, Ma. But available to traveling for the right situation. I play everything from Latin, rock, pop, R&B, punk, blues, soul, country, Latin jazz and even hip hop...so I am completely open as to what genre band I hook up with. As long as it's a solid band. Im open to original/cover/or even wedding bands.
Professional and talented. Best in the business.
Response from Eli Mateo:
Thank you! David Sharky Always a pleasure working with you and your team.
After many weeks of joining Eli with his KidsSTOMP program at our local farmers market, we hired Eli to run a toddler drum circle at pur son’s second birthday. Eli was prompt and professional but more importantly, he brought the party! His caring and enthusiastic attitude made everyone comfortable and both kids and adults had a great time drumming along to some party tunes!
It is a always great to have Eli on the gig. He has great ears and interacts with everybody; always bringing flavor and his own unique energy to the set.
Eli brings the party whenever he plays. He can add that extra something you are missing to push your show over the top.
Eli Mateo is a professional percussionist. His virtuosity and command of many Afro-Caribbean styles as well as his ability to function in a variety of different styles, such as jazz, pop, or hip-hop, makes him my very first choice for a percussionist in the Central Massachusetts area. He is very easy to work with, has an affable and warm personality, and besides that…he’s very funny! We recently played a big concert at Clark University and his performance collaborated to the success of the band. He played with passion, guts, and good taste and made the audience dance in their seats. His improvisations were explosive yet full of musicality. If you need a percussionist hire Eli. Highly recommended!
I have known Lito all my life and I have seen him evolve as a musician, I have worked with him in genres such as Bachata, Rock and Latin Jazz not only on the road but also in recording session. Very professional and in total control of dynamis.
Even without the benefit of a rehearsal Eli fit into our live set flawlessly. His playing was on point and his energy and vibe was infectious!!
I've heard Eli play in different forums and it doesn't matter where he plays, he has the ability to rock it out wherever and whoever he plays with! He has natural born talent and anyone would be crazy not to seek him out!!!
I've had the pleasure of working with this guy, in recording sessions as well as live performances, and grumpy and demanding as I can be sometimes, Eli has more than exceeded all my expectations. This guy is not only an unbelievably talented percussionist, but also a great human being, which you need in a musician. He is punctual, knows his parts, and is very funned to be around.
Hire this guy….He'll blow you away!
We had Eli play on two of our band's songs on our new album and he was a consummate professional and new exactly what to play where to compliment our style and genre of the song. I and the rest of my band mates would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Price Range: $300-$2000
33 year old with love for music. Born in Puerto Rico that started playing at the age of 8 years old. also a Graphic designer with a loving wife and Kids
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