Performance Info

Dauzat St. Marie

Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 6:00 pm to 6:40 pm PST

Artist Info

Vocalist / Percussion
Heather St. Marie
Vocalist / Guitarist / Percussion
Mat Dauzat
Genre:
Singer / Songwriter
Endorsed By:
Taylor Guitars, PedalTrain pedalboards, Rivera Amplification, Elixir Strings, MESA/Boogie Amplification, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, InTune guitar picks
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Dauzat St. Marie

Dauzat St.Marie is an LA based singer/songwriter duo comprised of Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie. Their debut EP “Falling Again” is a collection of well-crafted tracks that showcase Heather’s intoxicatingly rich voice and the duo’s tight vocal harmonies, as well as the duo’s undeniable songwriting chemistry. The sound is powerful and often quite raw, with focus on their two voices and only sparse acoustic instrumentation. Their live show is intense and dynamic, and the strong messagery and honesty creates palpable connections to their audiences.

As the voices and guitar of the accomplished Los Angeles rock band Hydrovibe, Mat and Heather shared their music careers' early beginnings as an acoustic duo in their home state of Louisiana. "Mat was looking for players to put a band together, and I was looking for an outlet for my singing," recalls St. Marie. "So we decided to join forces and begin writing music and performing together. All we had was an acoustic guitar at the time, so that became the foundation of our songs and sound as well as the go-to instrument when it comes to songwriting for all our endeavors." The two performed as a duo while they focused efforts on putting together the rock outfit Hydrovibe; much of the resulting song material was then adapted to a rock format.

When the two relocated to Los Angeles, Mat was hand-picked to be the lead guitarist for rock royalty Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Kelly Osbourne. This launched him into a whirlwind of high-profile television performances and worldwide touring. When touring slowed with Kelly Osbourne, Heather and Mat secured a band lineup for Hydrovibe and began making traction in the Los Angeles music scene.

Heather and Mat got their big break as songwriters when the blockbuster movie SAW III included Hydrovibe’s song "Killer Inside" in the movie and the official soundtrack. This exposure catapulted the band into a rigorous touring schedule that kept the rock outfit on the road for years cultivating a strong following for the band and Heather and Mat.

Mat continued to be in demand as a touring guitarist. While on the road with acclaimed singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk (Sissy Spacek’s daughter), Heather and Mat were offered some opening slots on Schuyler’s shows. Their performances were very well-received and ignited the spark that led them to revisit their roots as a singer/songwriter duo. The two began to record music specifically for this budding new duo project they later named Dauzat St. Marie. A creative full-circle was effectively achieved with the release of their debut EP “Falling Again” and unveiling of their new duo on stages across the U.S.

Dauzat St. Marie was tapped as the support act for Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic series in 2016 and continues to tour with him. After wrapping a summer tour with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo in 2018, the duo have been writing and recording their follow up album to be released in early 2020.