Matt Stanley and The Decoys rock on (Kamloops Daily News – March 24, 2010)

This was written in the Kamloops Daily News on March 24th, 2010

Matt Stanley and The Decoys rock on


Kamloops rockers Matt Stanley and The Decoys are building on the momentum of their EP Life and Times, breaking out of the city with a Lower Mainland gig and support from Jenn Ashton’s Rave On Studio. Stanley was featured last week in The Province Playlist, a newspaper feature the points readers to emerging B.C. artists through website links and free downloads. The band-including Jarrett Boyetchko, Brandon Donovan and Rob Simpson- is lined up to play David Suzuki’s EarthRun at Vancouver’s Jericho Beach April 25. “It’s a cool concert,” Stanley said. On March 30 Stanley plays an acoustic show at Pogue Mahone’s. The band had a helping hand from producer Henry Small in creating their debut recording last year. Stanley is a humble guy: “As far as promoting yourself, I’m not the greatest at it,” he admitted. The raw goods are there, though – good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.