About Matt Bunsen

Matt Bunsen

Matt Bunsen: Songwriter

Matt specializes in humourous and engaging storytelling, with songs that often include memorable sing-along choruses.  His most popular songs are Beer, Drugs Make Me Happy, and Ode To Mila Kunis, as recorded by Matt Bunsen and the Burners.  His most recent album – Pass It Around – continues that tendency with anthemic tracks such as We all Gotta Get High, She Wouldn’t Screw Me, and I’m Yosemite Sam – the heartfelt rendition of a wikipedia entry.  His songs have received airplay on Dr. Demento’s final radio broadcasts.

Matt also writes more “traditional” songs, and has a background in composition.  His instrumental pieces have appeared in Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, Discovery Channel, NPR, MTV Real World, One Life to Live, Freakonomics Podcast, MTV Road Rules, several indie films, and so on.

Matt Bunsen: Bassist

Matt Bunsen is a classically trained bassist and performs regularly in Los Angeles with artists such as The Fancies, Annette Conlon, Seth Freeman, Steffano Capobiannco, Fabienne Grisel, Pat Nason, and Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists.  For many years he played in the Boston area favorite Seks Bomba.   His recording credits include Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen)/Boston Rock Opera, Catie Curtis, Annette Conlon and more
He is currently writing and playing bass in Americana quartet Off The Fence.  

Shared the Stage with

Leon Russell, Chris Isaak, John Cale, Tower of Power w guest Huey Lewis, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Albert Lee, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Del Fuegos, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/Tin Machine), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters).

Music Placements

Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour Welcome Video (Waterbury, VT), NPR, MTV Real World (9 episodes – Season 13, Paris), One Life to Live, Discovery Channel, Freakonomics Podcast, MTV Road Rules, several indie films and so on.
Matt received airplay on some of Dr. Demento’s final radio broadcasts.

Recordings With

Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen), Catie Curtis, Boston Rock Opera, Melanie Devaney, Seks Bomba, Laurie Geltman, Annette Conlon, 7 Ugly Men, The Earth Monkeys, Middle Earth, and more.


Matt has performed at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, and was a finalist in the Uncle Claude’s Comedy Competition in 2013.

Memory Failure

Matt often can’t remember the names of restaurants he just ate at, or the street they were on. He constantly forgets song titles of tunes he’s learned and performed. Much to his chagrin, he also has trouble remembering peoples names. “I don’t know if it’s old age or too much weed, but its a problem.  And I apologize if I should forget yours.”