Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher
Critically acclaimed and multi- award winning guitarist Matthias ‘Pedals’ Loescher is a freelancing musician and composer. Besides working with his own groups the Brooklyn based guitarist is also member of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s band.
He is featured on countless records and has released seven albums as a leader/ co-leader. His resume includes concerts in clubs and festivals, TV and radio broadcast shows, live studio recordings, and album productions all over the world.
Matthias Loescher is founding member of THE RUFF PACK (co-lead with Stephan Kondert), a group that combines elements of Jazz and Hip Hop to a new style. The group has been extensively touring in Europe and the United States and produced several successful Albums.
Since 2016 Loescher is member of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s group. He has toured around the globe with her several times.
Loescher performed and collaborated with artists such as Nas, Common, Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy, Steven Marley, Seun Kuti, Deva Mahal, Akua Naru, Doug Wimbish, SK Invitational Illa J, China Moses, Justin Brown, Hamid Drake, Lee Hogans, Lylit, Fiva, Werner Zangerle, Neue Oper Wien, TY, Lorenz Raab, Lee Hogans, Mino Cinelu and many others.
Matthias Loescher was awarded the prestigious Austrian ’Salzburger Jahresstipendium für Musik in 2011’ prize. The committee mentioned the unique ‘Matthias Loescher Sound’ as one of several reasons for their choice:
“his sophisticated, matured sound has been so perfected, one can indeed speak of a distinctive style. Löscher has his own distinctive form of musical expression, regardless of whether he is moving within Jazz, Hip Hop or Pop realms.”