The Matches
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The Matches

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The best kept secret in music


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3-song Demo, The Locals, Aug 01
2-song Demo, The Matches, Nov 02
(Chain Me Free, Superman)
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Feeling a bit camera shy


The Matches are a young four-piece (16 to 20 years old) with appeal to the audiences for Weezer, Lit, Greenday, Rancid.

The Matches…
· have a very avid, large following of high school and early college-age fans in the Bay Area (N. California),
· put on their own successful all-ages concert series twice a month in Oakland ($9 ticket, regularly 250 – 350 attending with no publicity or advertising),
· won a radio contest as best unsigned band to open on small stage for Blink 182 Shoreline Amphitheatre show in Fall 2001,
· sold over 3,200 of early 3-song demo in last 11 months (sold at shows only),
· play out 12 –15 times per month (primarily teen centers with some major clubs including several recent shows at Great American Music Hall and Bottom of the Hill),
· deliver on stage with a mix of wild, frantic stage action and skilled/tuneful musicianship ... huge fun,
· and promote like crazy constantly playing high-energy, in-your-face, brief, unannounced acoustic performances outside concert and club shows, high schools, fastfood outlets, skateparks, etc.

Most importantly ... great songs.

New shopping demo just completed, but a couple of small indie deals already offered, triggered by buzz about live shows.