Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is a rock 'n' roll band based out of the Bay Area, CA. After Jerry Harrison, keyboardist/guitarist of Talking Heads fame, discovered now-21-year-old Jaffe performing solo at a local open mic, the two worked together to produce his first set of studio recordings. Inspired by the pop, punk, and rockabilly mixtures of groups such as The Clash, X and Elvis Costello, Matt and band recorded their first EP - Blast Off - of original material with producer Matthew King Kaufman (Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn) released in April 2015. After a brief stint in college, Jaffe and band completed a 23 US National tour opening for Blues Traveler in Fall 2015. Matt is now back in San Francisco with the group, ready to take the world by storm with his unique brand of California rock.