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Matt Wade / Press

"Matt Wade: The Jersey Shore's Piano Man"

“Wade's piano style could be best described as the barrelhouse barrage of Billy Joel, the rolling grace of Ben Folds and the savage sustain of John Lennon.”

"Baby-faced with a flannel-and-torn-jeans-rocker-style, Matt, a regular performer around Asbury Park, wowed the crowd with his effortless command of the piano, mature voice and original playlist of songs......"

"21-year old keyboardist/singer Matt Wade and his combo provided a tour-de-force excursion into Asbury soul and blues, as Wade matched his Ray Charles-styled chordings and wailing vocals with Paul Vinci's soaring tenor sax. Wade is a true virtuoso, pounding all 88 keys of his keyboard as his "American Idol"-caliber voice effortlessly glides from one bluesy ballad to another. The band finished with a rousing rock 'n' roll number that had Wade bashing out some ferocious honky-tonk piano that left the audience wanting more..."

Jim Testa 2010 - The Star Ledger
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