Below you'll find everything you need to know about the band, band members experience & bookings.
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To book Matt Zajac or to get more information please contact him at:
Mattzajac AT msn DOT com OR 774-571-8168
Matt's been in bands that have toured regionally and nationally. He\'s played venues from the famous Whisky a Go Go on sunset Blvd. to local legends such as the Channel, Axis, Bunratty/'s & The Rat.
You can currently catch one of Matt's shows in the central MA/MetroWest areas,as well as regionally across New England.
Matt also provides Instrument Lessons. Check out his Lessons page to get details
Here's a partial list of the venues we have played. Feel free to contact them and ask about our shows and professionalism. Every venue we play asks to have us back.
Matt Zajac Photos:
Matt Zajac Videos:
Matt Zajac - Me & Bobby McGee
Matt Zajac - Live on WMRC
Matt Zajac - Home Sweet Home (Acoustic)
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Matt currently performs locally and regionally doing about 150-170 or so gigs a year playing guitar and singing. In addition to performing solo acoustic Matt has several different duo & trio configurations with many of the areas top players. He also will often play as a full band billed as "Matt Zajac And Friends". When performing under this banner Matt will do primarily his own material, with the occasional cover gig thrown in for good measure. Bill Donovan (bass guitar) and Steve Serra (guitar) , are usually involved in this lineup and it is not uncommon to see Kate Russo (Big Brother and the holding company) and many others get involved as well. Matt will also put together bands from time to time for special events and one-off type performances.
So how did it all start? Well Matt was introduced to the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, and many others at a very young age. his roots go back to punk rock/hardcore music though he has always been a rock n roll type guy at heart. Growing up Matt enjoyed such bands as AC/DC, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, and Guns n Roses, After tracing back the influences of those bands he discovered classic rock which ultimately exposed him to a wide variety of music. At a young age he knew that making music professionally was the life for him.
Starting in the late 80's Matt started playing out professionally with bands. He's been in local, regional and nationally touring bands playing revered venues on both coasts and all points in-between.
Some of the great venues Matt has played include: Axis, Avalon, the Rat, The Channel, Bunrattys/local 186, Mercury lounge and Sidewalk Cafe in NYC, The Middle East, Mama Kin and The Hard Rock Cafe on the East Coast. He's played South, Midwest, and West Coast venues like the famous Whisky a Go Go, Coconut Teaszer, & The Garage in LA, The Crowbar in San Diego.
Matt has played some major festivals too! Hempstock, Freedom Fest, Harvest Fest & Locobazooka to name a few. He's also released two full length CD's, "Get Off" and "Secret Songs of Sacred Dances" while he was with the band Headrush and while he was in Arise they released a 7" Vinyl Record. He is currently recording songs for his debut solo album tentatively entitled "Come With Me". You can hear the first single "Welcome song" on most major streaming/download sites such as iTunes, Pandora and Spotify. You can also find Matt on ReverbNation and SoundCloud .
Matt has such a depth and width of experience. He has shared the stage with Mark Bell of the Joe Perry project , Steven Adler of GnR, Ray Manzarek of the doors, and members of the band WASP and most recently beloved singer/songwriter Ellis Paul.
Here's a small list of the things Matt has been involved in:
- Clenched Fist & Second Wind (88-90)
- Arise (91-96, toured nationally)
- Headrush (95-2000)
- Touch it 2001-2002 (w/ Jesse Kramer & members of Big D and the kids table)
- Labianca 2003-2005 (W/ joe Giglio of VH1's "Rock 'N' Roll" fantasy camp)
- While Matt was in Arise he had the chance to play with bands such as: Hatebreed, Converge, Overcast, Sam Black Church, Eye For an Eye, Slapshot & Dive (pre Dropkick Murphey/'s) and many others