Jersey Rock Band of the Week: Matt O’Ree Band
When Matt O’Ree takes the stage at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Friday 11/16, he will be joined on stage by a man he recently toured the world with. David Bryan of Bon Jovi will perform with Matt O’Ree Band for what promises to be nothing short of an epic evening. Tickets are available now at The Stone Pony Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Matt O’Ree also has a residence at Jamians in Red Bank. You can catch him playing there every first Friday of the Month. Your next opportunity is Friday December 7.
The band has had a great run at the Red Bank bar/art gallery/music venue in recent years. In fact, The 11/16 show at The Stone Pony would not be possible without Jamians. It was at the venue that Matt O’Ree met David Bryan. David happened to be in the audience one night when Matt was playing. He invited him to jam with the band and the rest is history. The fateful meeting lead Matt O’Ree to a stint as Bon Jovi’s touring guitar player.
Following Matt’s time with Bon Jovi, the two have remained good friends and musical collaborators. David Bryan even co-wrote a song on Matt O’Ree’s “Brotherhood” album. “My Everything Is You,” is a catchy, jamming track and one of the highpoints of the LP.
One of the highlights of last Winter’s Jersey Rock Showcase Series was when David Bryan joined Matt O’Ree Band on stage at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park for a 10 + minute jam session. Check out the video HERE.
“Brotherhood” is available at Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank and at mattoreeband.com.
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from “Brotherhood” and a special recording done live in the WRAT Studio. Matt O’Ree will join us in studio each night!
Stay on top of all of Matt O’Ree’s upcoming performances HERE.
Beyond his live performance schedule, Matt O’Ree has a serious presence on YouTube. His channel MOBonTV features everything from live performance videos to gear tutorials. Season 2 of Matt’s Geatorial series is live now on youtube. Check out Matt rocking an original 1959 Gibson Les Paul: