Over the last 20 years, The Matt Coffy Band has infused the beating heart of the vibrant NYC/NJ music scene with their signature blend of Southern-fried boogie rock, etching an indelible legacy wherever their unwavering journey has carried them. Their tale is one of relentless devotion, woven into the fabric of a fervent and ever-expanding legion of “Genuine Rock and Roll” music aficionados.
The Band has shared the same stage and supported acts including Blackberry Smoke, George Thorogood, .38 Special, Don Felder, Blackfoot, Foghat, Artimus Pyle, The Guess Who, Bob Weir, Max Creek, James Cotton and a host of other notables.
At their nucleus, the band presents the quintessential "Southern rock jam" virtuosos, whose charisma knows no boundaries, engaged in an electrifying guitar duel that leaves audiences spellbound. Bolstered by the dynamic presence of a charismatic frontman, their performances transcend mere music, transforming into enchanting spectacles that weave audience-friendly "sing along" melodies and captivating engagement, asserting their dominion over every stage they grace.
Their most recent album, "Dream Believer," unveiled in 2021, offers a tantalizing glimpse into profound artistry, immersing listeners in a Rock & Roll flavor that has seized the airwaves of national radio and garnered acclaim from music critics far and wide. Notably, this new masterpiece is enlivened by a constellation of star power, featuring the Grammy-nominated Scott Sharrard, a virtuoso of the slide guitar renowned for his prowess in the Gregg Allman Band and now of Little Feat, the enchanting keyboard sorcery of Eric Finland (of Jaimoe’s Jazzy Band), and the harmonious backdrop crafted by the talented Joe Blanton (of Bluefields fame, known for his collaboration with Dan Baird of the Georgia Satellites). Together, they conjure a Southern soul punch brimming with unbridled energy.
Embracing the "rock 'em until they drop" ethos while riding the Southern Fried Boogie vibes, they transition seamlessly into heart-pounding riffs, igniting audiences in collective rhythmic fervor, all while preserving their authentic and unpretentious spirit. The Matt Coffy Band, comprising seasoned performers, delivers a high-voltage, adrenaline-fueled performance that is nothing short of incendiary.
From The Press:
…New Jersey's own Matt Coffy band opened a rollicking set…Matt Coffy is a great front man, while the guitarist, Andy Fuchs was spot on, bringing on some raucous riffing… same way as the Georgia Satellites did with their Telecaster guitars swung low and the Amps turned up to 10.. The Originals cooked..especially the rocking Freedom Song, Southern Rock Fans need to check these guys out…
-PowerPlay Rock Magazine
“The Matt Coffy Band embodies.. blues-soaked rock, the Band delivers authentic blue-collar grit with no studio slickness or limp ballads to water down the dirt.”
- Whispering and Hollering Review
"Unlike many of the roots and Americana acts out there, the Matt Coffy Band knows that the real deal should rock like hell. .... raw electric blues; you can imagine the smoke coming out of the amps. The Matt Coffy Band...a potent live creature"
- Ink 19 Magazine
"The Matt Coffy Band has energy to burn, and this record is relentless in its quick pacing. .. The ’80s are often remembered here.... memories of many MTV-addicted rock that managed to creep onto the charts..bands like the Georgia Satellites and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
- AboveGround UnderGround Music