Happnstance with Matt Herrero - Private Parlor Show (($15 before/$20 day of show))

Happnstance, an indie-folk trio born out of the San Francisco Bay Area, found itself together by chance. Each member, having sang with one of the others in years past, found their paths crossing after returning back from far flung locations. Yearning for a musical outlet, the three convened in the living room of a Mission home in the Fall of 2015.

Sean Simerly, Maria Pougiales-Posey, and Danielle Bezalel learned that their voices were stronger together than apart, and that no single formula for songwriting found its way to the top. Instead, the three craft melodies that stumble upon themselves; they discover harmonies that clash yet comfort; and by the end of each song leave the audience feeling something more than they had before.

Matt Herrero

Matt Herrero is a performing singer-songwriter, actor, playwright, and improvisor from Marin County, CA. Matt's love for telling stories and performing formed at an early age, and it developed into a passion for music and theater. Today, he's still at it.

Matt has performed his original music up and down the west coast, from the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles, to Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, and even Bing Concert Hall and Maples Pavilion in Stanford. Matt and his music have been featured in songwriting workshops led by Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion) and Casey Lee Hurt (The Unfortunates). As an actor, Matt has shared the stage with folks such as Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony) and David Hein and Irene Sankoff (Come From Away). He continues to work as a lead actor and co-author of the original musical Gravity: A New(tonian) Musical, which was a finalist for the 2017 Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theater Conference. Some of Matt's other recent theater credits include Melchior in Spring Awakening (Stanford); Toby in Sweeny Todd (SFBATCO); and Link Larkin in Hairspray (Stanford). While attending Stanford (Class of '17), he was a member of the Stanford Improvisors, a singer in the Stanford Fleet Street Singers, and creator/co-host of the Stanford Improv Radio Hour podcast.

What does Matt want you to know about his music? Well, let's ask him...

"I have a pretty bad memory, and I think that's why I write songs. Putting my life in music means I can preserve all the messiness and simplicity, the heartbreak and joy, the confusion and clarity I've experience. I perform my songs to bring these memories back to life, in myself and others. When a song I've written connects with someone, and they see a part of their story in mine, I feel the most incredible sense of understanding and connection. That sense of connection, with my own past and with others, is the reason I make music."

$15.00 - $20.00


$15 before and $20 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. Old-fashioned cash is also accepted.

Ages 12 and over are welcome. (Parental discretion is advised for some events).

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