Matthias Weisheit - GASOLINE

GASOLINE... Fuel to the Flames ... Guitar driven songs from somewhere between Tinseltown, the deserts of New Mexico, NYC to the Galway Bay ... Stories of hope, despair, love and pain, laughter, sorrow and the angels and demons of JUST ANOTHER DAY and JUST ANOTHER NIGHT ... ... Thick as Blood, Black as Coal...WELCOME To The DIRT !

Matthias Weisheit – Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter – head of GASOLINE … worked on his project “Just Another Day – It’s Just Another Night” for almost 2 years until the summer of 2006. Filtering out ideas and finished writing and demoing 24 new Songs with a wide dynamic range from straight Country Roots Rock to Slow Dark Ballads, Heavy Rockers, Jazzy Bar-Stompers, Acoustic Folk and Atmospheric Psychedelic Creations – all in the range of 3 to 15 minutes in length. In Sept. 2006 he started another set of songs. Different, harder, shorter and direct. Some kind of “…Dirt”. With a lot of different songs and instrumentals from his back catalog and some other concepts in mind we write the year 2008, continuing writing Songs and Instrumentals and pitching them to int. songwriting organizations. Not only in the Gasoline background, a project he focused on for years, with solo acoustic gigs, a 6-piece blowing band which he split up in August 2004 and is ready to restart, first as a power-trio. …seeking: label/publishing, management, booking (solo acoustic at the moment) and is currently auditioning bass players and drummers.

THROUGHOUT all these music and living experience his main goal first of all is to create songs which deal with real life and reality in any kind of way. The use of different imageries and living characters in his lyrics are undouptly a big part of his songwriting: The creation of moving, visionary pictures in the listeners eyes with only one voice and one accompanying instrument, but then supported through his guitar technique within a proper arrangement, as well as for his instrumental compositions. For Matthias it is the POWER OF THE SONG that makes the STRONGEST MUSICAL STATEMENT!

Matthias Weisheit - Guitar Player, Songwriter

MATTHIAS is a graduate of the G.I.T. Los Angeles and a versatile guitar player and songwriter in a lot of different styles … wrote, produced songs for other projects, was nominated for different song contest in categories like song, composition, best guitar player, hard & heavy, rock song etc. and delivered the best song of each participating country to the Song Expo - Benelux Song & Culture Festival 2 times in a row.
…seeking: label/publishing, management, booking (solo acoustic at the moment) and is currently auditioning bass players and drummers.
…as a sideman/guitar player seeking: working/touring band, musicals

>>> SYRIA >>> "NOT A NICE PARTY. A COLLECTION" >>> 4-CD-BOX >>> Release Date: 2008-Feb-04 >>> FROM 1995 until the end of 1997 Matthias was part of the world music project "SYRIA" (Experimental / Electro / Psychedelic / Wave / Gothic) as a songwriter, co-writer, producer/engineer and guitar-/bass player. Two CDs, "A Gift From Culture" (album-CD) and "Voodoo Highway" (E.P.-CD) were released on Sounds Of Delight/SPV in Europe, promoted with a club-tour throughout Germany. In 2007 he was asked to play some new guitar tracks to an old song and to write and record music to new lyrics for an upcomming CD-release. The result was the composition "A.Lincoln, Simulacrum", part of a 4-CD-Box called "Not A Nice Party. A Collection" - containing 15 tracks where Matthias was involved in as a songwriter/musician/producer etc. and 76 tracks total, over 312 minutes of music and 2 booklets with 24 & 32 pages and liner-notes. Release: 2008-Feb-04 (Black October-Records/2000 Mascara Colours/Manufaktur Distribution). For details/purchase go & check:,,

MATTHIAS is ALSO WRITING Jingles, Orchestral Scores and Music for TV / Movies, Videogames & Websites, music to exisiting lyrics or lyrics to music. More on “The Songwriter“.

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IN A WORLD we did not create, but on the way to walk right through it and ... let the heart do the talking, the soul do the driving ... ... don't go on the thumb - hit the gas! While there is life there is hope!

"... it brings to mind Mark Knopfler and Dave Edmunds, but sounds very original ..." (Taxi)
"... these songs are well crafted/performed ..." (Taxi)
" ... very visual lyrics - vocal reminds me of Tom Waits ..." (Waiting For The Summer) - (Taxi)
"... loved the guitar work. Very cool solo, sounds like 'Chet Atkins'. The Vocal has a lot of character ..." (Highway 1) - (Taxi)
"... this is a well performed cut, with excellent musicianship ..." (My Teeth On Edge) - (Taxi)

"... the band 'cookes' and you've got a really nice anthem-styled melody - more like Springsteen than country ...", ...
"... some great imagery here ..." (Greyhound Station) - (Taxi)

"... Singer- and Songwriter Project 'Gasoline' of Matthias Weisheit ... with acoustic guitar, harmonica and a powerful voice ..." (HNA Germany)
" ... the track sounds great, esp. gtrs. Good imagery ... " (Eat My Dust) - (Taxi)
" ... cool guitar figures ... " (I Built My Life Around Rock 'n' Roll) - (Taxi)
" ... guitar work is excellent ... " (Settle Down) - (Taxi)

" ... Top local band thrilled the audience last Friday night ... full guitar sounds and intense vocals ... the guitars are perfectly arranged and play tight together, with a full sound and clear rhythmic accents. As well as the guitars are sounding together, the voices of Weisheit and van Nek complement one another..."
(FZ press - Germany)

" ... Gasoline around frontman Matthias Weisheit presented strong original compositions ... nice and refreshing compared against almost everything you get to hear on the radio these days, besides that in good arrangements..." (FZ press - Germany)

Band Members & Instruments:
Matthias Weisheit (Vocals, Guitars, Harp, Boot-Board)

Influenced by: the 70's, the 60's, the 80's, the 50's, The Beatles, Abba, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Motörhead, Ramones, Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Overkill, Judas Priest, Bay Area San Francisco, Guns N' Roses, U2, Bruce Spri

Similar Artists: Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Testament, Slayer, Jo