Matty Z and the Brawlers

Matty Z and the Brawlers

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Matty Z and the Brawlers is a down home shake your bootie good time. A fan once described them as if Johnny Cash ever met the Foo Fighters their songs would be about brawling for a better life. Their Live show will kick your ass leaving you begging for more!

Biography

The '69 Mets...Rocky...Rudy...Matty Z and the Brawlers...

Matty Z and the Brawlers!?!?

That's right, folks, when you think of the long shot, of fighting for what is most important in life, and not stopping until you reach your goal, you will no longer think of Rocky or Rudy or the Amazin's; no, you'll think of Matty Z and the Brawlers. Bob Dylan says that "He ain't busy being born is busy dyin'" and Matty Z and the Brawlers were born to play. The creative child of three different musical fathers, Matty Z and the Brawlers is the blood, sweat, and tears of Matt Zmigrodski, Joey Cassella, and Kevin Walters.

Their story starts humbly enough with New York native Matty Z making the move to the Garden State with college under his belt, his beautiful wife in hand, and a six-string by his side. After a quick ride on the information superhighway, Matty fed the musical fire by playing lead guitar for singer/songwriter Edgar. Although the Edgar folk/pop rock love affair was short lived, the connection Matty made with band mate Joey Cassella was not.

Drawing on their chemistry from the Edgar days, the boys remained friends through the years and kept in touch about life, writing songs, and maybe even putting together a record. The timing was never right, though, so they each pursued solo endeavors and played in their share of bands to keep busy.

In 2006, Matty was to debut as a solo act and contacted his old friend and collaborator Joey Cassella to round things out. Needing to add some punch behind the strings, Matty also brought Kevin Walters aboard. Although Matty had not played with Kevin in the past, the chemistry was immediate for two reasons: Kevin's sheer brutality on the drums and his time in another band with Joey Cassella; the Fiona Sand Band.

Having been fighting the good fight separately for years, Matt, Joe, and Kevin decided that the only way for them was the Indie way, so they combined their respective lyrical and musical forces, put together a wide array of original compositions, and became Matty Z and the Brawlers.

The Matty Z and the Brawlers debut EP, "Take It Outside", is a shake your bootie, down home good time and marks a new chapter in the brawl for a better life. The album will be available in early 2007 with shows in the New York/New Jersey/Metropolitan area to follow. For more information on the band, for dates of the "Take It Outside" shows or, simply, to keep posted on the fight for a better life, visit www.mattyzmusic.com.
Take a stand, choose a path, get up and make life happen--today

Lyrics

Bitch About Love

Written By: Matty Z

You had 65 lovers all under the covers
that's a lot of mistakes to make
Couldn't you have screamed or shout
or turned your self away

But its not ok to live your life in shame
I'm only preachin because
I don't want to hear you
bitch about love
I don't want to hear you
no more.

You had 65 dancers
in my living room
On my birthday
64 need to leave
and 1 needs to stay

But its not ok to live your life in shame
I'm only preachin because
I don't want to hear you
bitch about love
I don't want to hear you
no more.

But your in and your out
Of everything you hated
Are you happy now
I don't think so
Love is knocking
can't you hear it
Are you deaf now
I think so

You had 65 friends telling you
all the same things you should do
but you are stubborn like a mule
fixated on a muse

But its not ok to live your life in shame
I'm only preachin because
I don't want to hear you
bitch about love
I don't want to hear you
Bitch about love
No I don't want to hear you no more

matty z. music©2007

Robot

Written By: Matty Z

I am the robot I write the code everyday
The ones and the zeros have nothing on me
I feed from a browser that simplifies my life
My icons dance and cheer across my screen
At night

I am the robot I force myself asleep
My restart button doesn't work this week
For the second I awake I cause all to panic
The numbers I compute wont stay static

Static Em
Static
Static
Static

I am the robot I live for an upgrade
I give myself permission to save
Anywhere I want on my drive
I wont reset the clock
I don't believe in time

Time
Time
Time
Time

I am the robot I write the code everyday
The ones and the zeros have nothing on me
My Rss feed simplifies my life
My icons dance and cheer across my screen
At night

matty z. music©2007

Define The Stain

Written By: Matty Z

When the sun is beating down my forehead
And the sweat is piercing my skin
I could wipe it all away or endure the pain
The fool's sea breeze is coming

How does it feel when the wasteland won't heal
All the glitter and the pain the upside to everything
A fisticuffs won't wake up the blackened out shallow makeup
Won't define the stain

My heart is beating like jet engine
Altitude towards a higher heaven
And the clouds hide away
Different shades of grey
All drawn towards uncertainty

How does it feel when the wasteland wont heal
All the glitter and the pain the upside to everything
A fisticuffs wont wake up the blackened out shallow makeup
Wont define the stain

How can you reel the big fish to fry when there's no happiness
On the inside a fisticuffs wont wake up the blackened out shallow makeup
Wont define
The stain
The stain
The stain
The stain

matty z. music.©2007

Saint Anthony

Written By: Matty Z


There's a blackbird that clipped his wings
He just wants to fly and sing
There's a lion trapped in a cage
And he is angry all full of rage

I want to set them free
As I kneel down and I pray to

St.anthony
Can you help me
I have lost my way and I can't find the key
St.anthony
I need you now
Can you make me believe

There is a poet Who lost his pen
Doesn't matter the ink was dry again
There is an artist that loves to paint
The only time he can think straight

I want to set them free
As I kneel down and I pray to

St.Anthony
Can you help me
I have lost my way and I can't find the key
St.Anthony
I need you now
Can you make me believe

Can you make me
Can you make me
Can you make me believe

matty z. music©2007

Discography

Matty Z and the Brawlers -"Take It Outside" EP Released June 2007
Single -"Bitch About Love"
airplay WPSC 88.7FM Wayne NJ
airplay WMSC 90.3FM Montclair NJ
airplay UpstageRadio.com

Set List

Define the stain
We Want More - Living End Cover
Cant Hear
Holly Wood Endings
Robot
Tell Me A Story
Stuck In Limbo
Bitch About Love
Naked Revolution