The Venusians featuring Matt Venuti

The Venusians combine traditional and cutting-edge instrumentation and perform for grand scale events worldwide.

As seen at TED Conferences… As a composer and performer, multi-instrumentalist Matt Venuti has made unique contributions to contemporary music genres.  Matt Venuti and The Venusians introduced Global-Instrumental Music to the Special Events Market and remain the most sought-after group in this genre. Their style fuses the ambient and atmospheric with enchanting melodies and entrancing rhythms.

The instrumentation that the band is best known for combines captivating and sophisticated world instruments with ones more common…all sparkling with the touch of masterful musicianship. The band members have performed together for many years and have a chemistry and synergy that is pure magic.

The venues they play are most often landmarks that host gala events, but they also perform for intimate gatherings and diverse happenings worldwide in configurations that range from solo to 6 pieces

As a soloist Matt plays a new innovation…a hand-crafted “sound sculpture” known as the Hang. He performs concerts and events with this rare and heart-inspiring instrument in a variety of settings, unfolding a musical journey into the soul of rhythm, melody, and resonance. “Hang” means hand in the Swiss-German Bernese dialect, and the Hang in Matt’s hands is pure magic.


TEDx Marin Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts More
TEDx Berkeley Zellerbach Auditorium More
Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California
4 Season’s Resort, Kona, Hawaii
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco
Academy Of Sciences, San Francisco
Stag’s Leap Winery, Napa Valley, CA
San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living
Crystal Dome Studio of SMC, Larkspur, CA
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
m.Body Yoga and Massage, San Luis Obispo, CA
Chappellet Winery, Saint Helena, CA


“Matt performances are always the highlight for my clients”
Shelley Wolf, Wine and Dine Events, Napa Valley

“…the best choice for our Google Party”
Charlie Ayers, executive chef, Google

“Great sounds…I’m always an admirer of your work”. Thomas Dolby

“Matt’s musical contribution to TED was extraordinary” Chris Anderson, TED Curator.

“The music that you play is always inspiring”. Yair Ben-Schlomo (Publisher, The Annual Guides for the Arts: SF, LA, DC, Houston, Boston)

“…always our favorite” Heather Keenan, USA Hosts.

“Matt plays the soul of the Hang”. Felix Rohner, co-creator of the Hang