Matt Jaffe, who is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a wide range in musical influences from The Clash, Elvis Costello, and Talking Heads to Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash. For him to complete his unique sound Matt sought out and worked closely with what his band is now called "The Distractions" with Adam Nash as the guitarist and Paul Paldino and Thomas Yopes who bring together his Rhythmic section.
As they have grown as a band over the past couple of the years they have come out first in competitions such as the 2013 Marin County Battle of the Bands and the 2013 and 2014 Mill Valley Memorial Day Parades. Their single I Wanna Be Cruel was named a finalist in the 2013 UnSigned Only Songwriting Competition and Armistice Day was the top song in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition Social Cause category and a finalist in the Teen section. After a multi-step process including online voting and two live performances, the band was crowned champions of the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands 2014. In this past September and October 2015, they had their first national tour, performing in 23 cities across the USA opening for Blues Traveler.
So basically, I came across them after Matt followed me on twitter and I noticed he was also on YouTube as well so I decided to check out his music and I 100% don’t regret that decision whatsoever. His music has this unique quality a lot of people or bands don’t have in today’s industry and its quite refreshing to get that with his music. So, after messaging him on twitter I have decided he was incredibly sweet to talk to and genuinely seemed like a good person. So moving back to his music you can get get his single Plastic Tears (that's just $0.99) or his first EP Blast Off (for $4.95) both on ITunes and it includes the following 5 songs:
1. Write a Song About Me
2. Holding On
3. I Wanna Be Cruel
4. Stoned On Easter (My Personal Favorite on the EP)
5. Blast Off
So if your on ITunes or YouTube sometime this week you should check them out!