Jay Matsueda
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Jay Matsueda

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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Debut CD called "eat your sad" in progress for late 2008 release. One song released as part of a CD compilation in 2007 called "Nothing Inside of Me" (track 2 on a "Rockers For Life" compilation that spreads the word about the dangers of drunk driving).



Jay Matsueda is a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles who writes, records and performs unique, jazz-infused Adult Contemporary music both solo and with a band comprised of his L.A. friends. His voice has been described as haunting and unique - a blend of greats like Tim Buckley, Cat Stevens, Tracy Chapman, and Morrissey. The lyrics most often describe unscripted, painful situations and serve as an exploration when there is no "right" thing to do. They are crafted with "lyrical independence," meaning that they can be enjoyed as poetry without music. Yet, Matsueda's melodic musical undercurrents are so compelling in his songs that listeners can get swept away by the tunes as easily as they can derive meaning in his messages. Past performances include having opened for Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck of R.E.M. at the Key Club and playing all over Los Angeles in small venues, plus isolated performances in Chicago, San Francisco, Hartford and Tokyo. More at jaymatsueda.com