Rock and Roll
The Best of Southern Fried Boogie Rock
The band has been playing around the NJ and NYC scene for the last 20 years. With a trail of steady gigs behind them, the band continues to build, winning over new music fans. Besides the 200 plus varied southern rock, blues, and classic rock cover songs the band has under their belt, they have also become known for their award winning, original songs of southern fried boogie rock that keeps butts shaken and moving all day or night.
Seasoned Pro’s, this band is hot!
Fronted by “Rock ’til you drop” attitude, singer-songwriter, Matt Coffy who has shared the stage along acts including George Thorogood, The Outlaws, Foghat, The Guess Who, Bob Weir, Atriums Pyle, Max Creek, Black Velvet, James Montgomery, James Cotton among other notables during his musical career, the Matt Coffy Band has blazed new sonic journeys into the new southern rock revival scene. With two releases – Above The Waterline and Scale Worthy one can catch a glimpse of the great songwriting and amped up melodies that have captured numerous awards and press accolades.
More importantly is their recent rise into prominence, with shows played at the massive Balloon Festival of New Jersey and Rock, Ribs and Ridges southern rock festival, this band is showing its legacy of skilled musicianship, charisma and staying power in todays changing music scene.
Band Member Bios
Guitar & Vocals
Energetic and creative front man for the band, Matt Coffy, has been slinging guitar for over 20 years. His past history in the regional music community includes opening up for well known acts including .38 Special, The Outlaws, Dan Baird, Artimus Pyle, BlackFoot, Bob Weir, Foghat, The Guess Who, Treat Her Right, James Cotten, Max Creek, Black Velvet and a host of other notable bands. His real passion is writing music. Over the years he has written close to 100 songs several of which have been recorded for the bands last CD “Turning it out”. Being the fun and warm person he is, Matt, has had an easy time drawing people in while playing and singing on stage. His guitar influences are Part SRV and Part Rick Richards. He is a devoted Dan Baird maniac and sings with that “rock em until they drop” attitude. A experienced and true performer to lead the band in it’s amazing live shows.
CHARLIE DOELL – BASS
Charlie Doell began performing with tuba and bass in the mid-1990s and studied classical tuba with Steve Johns (NYC Ballet, Metropolitan Opera) at Montclair State University. He has worked as an active, freelance bassist and private instructor in North Jersey for the past 20 years, gaining experiences in a multitude of musical styles that include blues, Christian contemporary, country, funk, hardcore, heavy metal, hip-hop, metal, Motown, pop, punk, r&b, reggae, rock, ska, swing and more. Bass recording credits include John J. Peterson, JP & Co. Music, Emory’s Fall, On Cloud 9, Lone Wolf’s Blue Venom Band, and tuba on Braxton Hicks’ “Lie To Me” (2007).
Jim Keegan – Guitar & Vocals
Jim has been playing guitar since the age of 12. He has been in various local cover and original bands over the years, most notably, the original hard rock band “Glynnys Cobb”.
Jim’s main influences are Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert King.
“I love to play guitar and I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to jam with.”
CONRAD VALDINI- Drums
Originally from Milan Italy studied Drums at the Westchester Conservatory of music; Jazz with Jeff Hershfield (Joe Lovano trio) and Rock with Nick Mangini (Blue Oyster Cult) clinics with major musicians like Jack De Jonnette, Peter Erskin, Terry Bozzio and Kenny Aronoff.
IN EUROPE Toured Italy with national acts and toured Northern Europe with Motown artist:
Ronnie Jones & Arthur Miles and toured with UK Rock Band Kim & the Cadillac’s formerly the Renegades sharing The Cavern Club stage with the Beatles.
Worked with Second Line Artist Andy J forest from New Orleans
Conrad Valdini Productions Managed the Live Music Calendar for several Clubs & Restaurants in Italy, France and Switzerland and organized Festivals & Private Events for Regional and Municipal Governments
In Seattle worked with musicians of the Kenny G Band and got hired by sound engineer
Tom Pfaeffle (Nirvana, Skorpions, Areosmith Black Crows) for steady studio work at the Art Institute of Seattle and worked with him on the CD “Fry” co-produced by Kelly Gray from Soundgarden. From Seattle toured Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming & Montana with Jim Basnight of The Moberlys (associated with the Band Heart) opening for Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw.
In San Francisco and California worked the Party Band scene with Bands like Stereo Grande and Busta Groove sharing the stage with The Temptations, Little Richard and more.Worked in studio for Productions and Pre-Productions for Nashville. Produced and played on Stefania Rubini‘s first American CD “FLY ME”.
In New York collaborations with several Bands and Orchestras like the Lester Lenin Orchestra, Black Tie Boogie (Working among corporate functions for Military events or Red Cross Fundraisers) Band of Gold and Fuzzpops to name a few and toured the Tristate area and beyond with a Rock Orchestra or a Tom Petty Tribute Act headlining in Theaters, Casinos or major clubs like the BB King in NYC.
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You can listen to our music on the music page within the website or purchase a CD or MP3’s at any of these fine online outlets.
The Matt Coffy Band
1987-1989: Flat Stanley band
1989-1992: Strong Waters
1992-1993: Broke and Hungry
2000-2003: Fudge Puppets
2004-2009: The Matt Coffy Productions Band (MCP band)
2010-2018: The Matt Coffy Band
2019 – Matt Coffy Band (new line up)