Matt Wade
Press and Reviews
The Pop Break | Thursday, February 9, 2017
When you walk through the doors of The House of Independents on Valentine's Day, you'll be enveloped in a "sultry" ambience, courtesy of The Matt Wade Band's intoxicating blend of soul, jazz and R&B sounds. The 9-piece band will be playing a combination of your favorite love songs, along with Wade's original tunes, which have been rearranged to give listeners an entirely new experience. The music will keep you fired up and full of passion while you enjoy complimentary chocolate and whiskey tastings.
Asbury Park Zest | Tuesday, July 1, 2014
"I'm from Point Pleasant, NJ, and have been playing piano since age three or four. I took piano lessons when I was very young, but never really learned how to read music. I picked up drums at age 10, and began playing out as a drummer all through high school. I taught myself guitar, bass and organ, and also began writing and playing out these instruments shortly after graduating high school, when I went on to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC for two years."
Skope | Friday, January 17, 2014
"Since I was 4 or 5 years old, starting on keys and then went to drums guitar and bass once I hit middle school/high school. Music gives me the opportunity to express myself and create, as well as reach people and make them happy through the songs and the performing. I really like having fun and creating with friends and other players and songwriters too, and am surrounded by lots of them constantly."
Asbury Park Press | Friday, November 30, 2012
Matt Wade, singer and song-writer, performs during this week's episode of The 66 Sessions at the Asbury Park Press. Matt stopped by our studio to play a couple of songs and talk a bit about his new studio.
YouTube | Wednesday, November 28, 2012
"Hard To Get By", Hurricane Sandy/The Story of Recovery Video by Deanna Aliano/Music by Matt Wade.
Jerseybeat.com | Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Getting off to a rousing start with the incredibly catchy and jaunty "Love Isn't Everything," this pop-rock album bops and bounces along with a certain tuneful gaiety that's both exciting and engaging in equal measure. Matt Wade's exuberant vocals soar straight for the heavens and back with positively infectious go-for-broke aplomb. The classy and snappy arrangements likewise hit the stirring spot, with big ringing guitar riffs, smooth basslines, dynamic piano, and sturdy kickin' drums keeping things lively and harmonic throughout. Bonus props are in order for the smart and reflective songwriting that deftly mines a touching line in bittersweet regret. A very nice and satisfying album.
Metromix New Jersey | Sunday, October 16, 2011
"Putting forth incredible energy on stage, backed by a talented band and horn section, Matt Wade stole the night."
The Aquarian (by John Pfeiffer) | Thursday, September 1, 2011
Matt Wade is one of those artists that has somehow escaped my clutches up until now. Researching Wade was an interesting process and told me a lot about why his new record, D-Sides And Demo Tapes, stands so far apart from a lot of local artists.
East Coast Music - Germany | Monday, April 11, 2011
"He's one of those people who I found by clicking through "related videos" on YouTube. Never heard of Matt before and got hooked the second his piano sound came up..."Back On My Own" is kind of the young Stevie Wonder meets the young Elton John..."
The Star Ledger | Saturday, February 12, 2011
"21-year old keyboardist/singer Matt Wade and his combo provided a tour-de-force excursion into Asbury soul and blues, as Wade matched his Ray Charles-styled chordings and wailing vocals with Paul Vinci's soaring tenor sax. Wade is a true virtuoso, pounding all 88 keys of his keyboard as his "American Idol"-caliber voice effortlessly glides from one bluesy ballad to another. The band finished with a rousing rock 'n' roll number that had Wade bashing out some ferocious honky-tonk piano that left the audience wanting more..."
The Coaster - The B Plot | Monday, February 7, 2011
"Baby-faced with a flannel-and-torn-jeans-rocker-style, Matt, a regular performer around Asbury Park, wowed the crowd with his effortless command of the piano, mature voice and original playlist of songs......"
Tour Dates
Saturday | September 2
Matt Wade Band at Zum Schneider Biergarten
Montauk, NY
Sunday | September 3
Matt Wade Band at Zum Schneider Biergarten
Montauk, NY
Saturday | September 16
Matt Wade Band at Festival of the Sea 2017
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
Saturday | September 16
Matt Wade Band at Norwood Inn
Avon, NJ
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