Matt Irie Band
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Matt Irie Band

Phoenix, AZ | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Phoenix, AZ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Alternative World




"Debut Album Over The Horizon For The Sunny Matt Irie"

The heavy dose of reverb in much of his music undoubtedly adds a distinct roots-reggae feel, though he’s strictly limiting that effect on much of his acoustic work that will appear. He can’t wait to get back into that since he draws a lot of influence from people like Tom Waits. - Yes Weekly

"Matt Irie & Frank Snyder bring good vibes to 107.5 KZL"

Powered by Lowes Foods, Jared and Katie's Local Talent Tuesday welcomes Matt Irie & Frank Snyder in studio. They will be playing Saturday June 20th for "Music for Meals" at Shriners in Greensboro, NC. - Jared and Katie in the Morning

"Neighborhood celebrates new name with Dunleath Porchfest"

“I hope we do this again next year,” Ham said. “We have a great neighborhood.”

Musicgoers, with their portable folding chairs, strollers and water bottles, walked around to the different houses listening to a mixture of folk, classic rock and reggae.

About two dozen people gathered in front of Sarah Lowry’s house to hear the Matt Irie Band play reggae music. Lowry said she and her husband have lived at 708 Cypress St. for two years and they liked the idea of having a music festival to celebrate the neighborhood.

Lowry said it was good to see neighbors and people from outside the community having fun and getting to know each other.

“This is a unique experience,” Lowry said. “It’s super fun.” - Andre L. Taylor(Greensboro News & Record)


2006-Matt Irie EP

2010-Summer Days Single-BCA Movie

2010-Coastal Dreaming LP
2010-*Carolina To China Compilation Vol.1*

2011-*Carolina To China Compilation Vol.2*

2013-Higher Desire Album

2016- Hand's Up(single ft. Hawkface) featured on the Lebron James produced show "Survivors Remorse" ep.4 season 4 "The Gala"

2021- Matt Irie Band - Self titled ep Release - 9-12-2021



Coming from Greensboro NC but now based out of Phoenix AZ, fresh off an incredible and extremely active performing year, Matt Irie Band has become one of the most recognizable names in the scene, with an incredible live show & all around great stage presence these guys are leaving a big mark on the scene. 

With styles influenced by Alternative Rock, Blues, World, Hip Hop & more. Fans are provided with an original & energetic sound from the Matt Irie Band. These boys have been on the road with bands such as Jonathan Davis of Korn, Larry Keel, Tim Reynolds, Motionless in White, Pepper, Stick Figure, Etana, The Green, Kellie Pickler, Mipso, Lamb of God & more.

This quartet is made up by front man & founder Matt Irie, Will Barkley on drums & Joe Watkins on Guitar . These boys have developed their own unique style that has been winning crowds over at venues all over the Southeast and by word of mouth, created a buzz all around the US and reaching fans far as France, Germany & Japan.

They have been featured on top radio stations 102.1 KFMA & 99.1 out of Tucson & Alt 93.3 based out of Phoenix. Invited to festivals & events such as Blue Ridge Rock Festival in 2018 & returning in 2021, Port City Reggae Fest with Grammy nominee Etana, Port City & Twin City Ribfest with acts like Cowboy Mouth, Jimmie's Chicken Shack & Raelyn Nelson.

Endorsed by

Amy & Brians Natural Coconut Juice.

Salt Kured Clothing

Coldcock Herbal Whiskey

Marketing Highlights

-Carolina Music Awards "Best Male Vocalist" Nominee(2014)

-Had the song "Hands Up" featured on the Starz network show "Survivors Remorse"  Episode 4; Season 4 "The Gala" 

-Cofounder in the Annual Music For Meals Concert- Raising money and food items for the homeless families around the Triad area of North Carolina.

-Sold out shows at Greene Street(Greensboro NC) Soapbox(Wilmington NC) Ziggy's (Winston Salem NC) Tremont Music Hall(Charlotte NC)

-Summer Days Single released on Island Records and  hit #6 on charts when released.

-Brand ambassador for the California based company Amy & Brians Natural Coconut Water.

Band Members