Matthew Leone is above-average in age and below-average in height, and the Founder and CEO of 501C3, CHARITY BOMB, and its event production arm, and services agency, STRANGE ENTERTAINMENT. Matthew is a driven and versatile operations and creative marketing leader in the music & lifestyle businesses, with over twenty-three years of experience. Ten of those years were spent touring the world with his band, Madina Lake, which imbued Matthew with the knowledge, resources and relationships that necessitate the successful production of one-of-a-kind, fully immersive, live-music and fundraising events.
The Charity Bomb mission is to identify the over-looked or under-serviced constituencies in need and enlist the most effective, impactful services partners to produce star-studded, time-bending experiences for. Featuring top-level rock stars and entertainers performing short sets of the anthems of an era or theme, Strange Ent. recreates the atmosphere of our theme with bespoke production builds, interactive installations, props and photo activations that submerge the audience into a real world of escapism, nostalgia, pop-culture and fantasy. Proceeds generated from our annual events are donated to our services partners to activate what they do best and make life better for as many people as we can.
Since 2017, Charity Bomb & Strange Entertainment have produced ﬁve, sold-out events: three “Strange 80s” in Los Angeles, two “Strange 90s” in Chicago, raising over $200,000 for a variety of mental health organizations and cancer survivors. In 2019 & 2020 we are entering three new markets; Strange 90s in Nashville, Strange Halloween in Las Vegas, and Strange Odyssey in New York City.
For more information, please visit: www.strange80s.com, www.charitybomb.org
* Governor Quinn of IL proclaimed July 27th of every year as “Matthew Leone Day” for his heroism in rescuing a stranger on the streets of Chicago
* Matthew and Twin brother Nathan are Fear Factor Champions