|Birth name Matt Drenik|
Name Matt Drenik
Associated acts Lions
Years active 2004–present
Genres Folk rock
Active from 2009
Also known as Battleme
|Instruments Guitar, bass, piano, vocals|
Labels El Camino Media, Get Loud, Trashy Moped, Maybe Records
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Albums Battleme, Habitual Love Songs, Future Runs Magnetic, Weight On The Brain, Big Score
Similar The Forest Rangers, Katey Sagal, The White Buffalo, Lyle Workman, Curtis Stigers
Public radio music month matt drenik
Matt Drenik (born June 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Drenik was the lead singer of Lions, a hard rock, post-grunge band from Austin, Texas. He also performs under the moniker Battleme, a folk rock project that he started when he moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010. His songs have been featured in numerous American television shows, including dozens in FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy. His haunting version of Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My" has over 20 million YouTube hits.
Drenik was also a contributing member to Los Angeles-based supergroup The Forest Rangers, alongside Bob Thiele, Dave Kushner, and Katy Sagal. They served as the house band for Sons of Anarchy. His song "Metal Heavy Lady" was featured in Guitar Hero 3. Rolling Stone has written about his music, as well as Billboard, Esquire, MTV, Rock Sound, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer and many others. Drenik is also a writer, having contributed works to American Songwriter, Magnet, and OPB Music.
Drenik has worked with several acts as a producer, including a solo effort from Aaron Behrens of Austin-based band Ghostland Observatory.
He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, working out of his studio / record label, Get Loud.