When Ange Kogutz, vocalist for Matchmaker Band, doesn’t have words, she usually has a song. Schooled by her Mama’s amazing vinyl collection growing up and influenced by her multi-talented musical stepfather, Ange grew up singing into hairbrushes and broom handles with her many brothers and sisters along to timeless soul classics. She expresses her deepest emotions through music, and loves the fact that it comforts, heals, uplifts, unites, and speaks to mankind. At weddings and parties, Ange loves to connect with the crowd, feeling part of a special day.
Originally from Alabama, Ange is a long-time resident of Austin. She is a fan of a variety of music genres, and has shared a stage or studio with many of Austin’s favorite musical artists, as well as national acts. Among a huge list of her collaborators too numerous to completely list are Mingo Fishtrap, Mike Farris, Susan Arbuckle Band, London Calling, Marc Eric, Will Taylor & Strings Attached, Steve Miller Band, and Boys II Men. She regularly performs in The Stapletones and, of course, Matchmaker Band.
Ange is blessed to be a full-time musician with a long-standing gospel brunch residency at Threadgill’s South and is active in the music ministries at Life Austin Church and Riverbend Church.