Ralph Maten, (born on Feb 17th 1970 at Frankenthal, Germany - as the only son of a former monk) is a singer, songwriter and pianist playing Rock,
Blues, Jazz and Adult Contemporary Music.
He is also a producer with his own studio and record label (Amp-Media) and an endorser for music instruments build by well-known companies (EMI, Casio, Kawai etc.)
The piano became his instrument of choice at an early age during his musical education. Amongst others Maten is influenced by greats like Nat King
Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones or Radiohead.
In 1984 he moved to Hameln where he set up his studio and record label.
His 7th solo album „Colours“ was released in 2020.
On stage Maten (The Velvetman) convinces and charmes the audience with his soft and gentle piano-playing and his unique charismatic voice.