Jim Matteo is primarily an acoustic act but also spins records as a DJ. He will happily play music and provide DJ services at your next event. He has an extensive vocal range and incorporates various musical styles from country rock, 90’s rock, to contemporary Christian. His play list includes acoustic hits from the last 40 years.
Jim can be found in Pasadena MD, Ocean City, St Michaels, Annapolis, Baltimore City and surrounding counties. Check the upcoming shows page for dates when he will be in your area.
As a kid Jim received classical guitar lessons from Joe Marciniak in Pasadena MD. His first rock influences were AC/DC, Kiss, Ozzy and even his fathers oldies records. In his later teens Jim received lessons from Glenn Campbell formerly of Alive and Kicking. He is heavily influenced by metal lead guitarist Randy Rhoads. His favorites include Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. The “Sloe” part of his moniker is a shout out to Eric Clapton’s “Slow Hand”.
Jim’s first band in 1988 was Muskrat Stew playing 70’s and 80’s rock. They had some nice original songs that he still plays today. Jim has also played with The Ryde, Cocked in Loaded, Catch 22, Majestic, Odyssey, Shakedown Cruise, 4Play, The Rivals, SloeJim3, Wicked Rosie and Undercover Angel. These bands focused on classic and hard rock, as well as some top 40 hits.
Jim Matteo, a.k.a. SloeJim, made his solo start in 2001 when Catch 22 disbanded. Whether it’s a dock bar, casino, graduation party or wedding, Jim is the man for first rate entertainment.