A creative director by trade, Mateo also enjoys his passion for music. As a singer and musician, Mateo plays a variety of genres from pop, folk, jazz, and blues. His guitar finger-picking style resembles that of James Taylor. A native of the Philippines, Mateo started with the guitar at the age of five. He, along with his eight siblings, moved to the U.S. in 1970. Mateo grew up near East Lansing, Michigan and received his degree at Michigan State University. Easing his way towards the West coast, Mateo moved to Chicago in 1998, and then to the Twin Cities in 2008. Since moving from the Windy City and now into the much colder Twin Cities, Mateo is back trying to polish up his music and perform more in 2018. Mateo is also known for being, “The Human Jukebox!” Enjoy!