Matcha Electronic Press Kit
Funk-rock group from Gainesville, FL.
Matcha - Jon Catino [vocals, guitar], Ivan Padilla [vocals, drums], Riley Sechrest [vocals, bass], Austin DiVito [vocals, percussion], Sebastian “Tati” Sayavedra [guitar], Ryan Gamberino [saxophone], Brian Burwell [trombone] - a musical concoction of catchy hooks, funky rhythms, adventurous harmonies and magical shreddery. The members hail from different places within the state of Florida, however, fate destined their paths to cross in the central Floridian city of Gainesville.
What makes the sound of Matcha unique? When you put together a pop music enthusiast, a few music degrees, a self taught funk rocker, a brass band composer, an indie artist, and a blues virtuoso… you get something big. The seven-piece band has the ability to conjure creative breakthroughs at a moment’s notice with galvanizing yet calculated energy. It can instantly be felt at their live shows and on their self-produced records. The group is never scared to play something unexpected or jam into new territory, because what ties everything together is the quality of the songs.
In August of 2020, Jon brought a collection of songs to a group of friends, including drummer Ivan Padilla. They played and recorded songs: Acid Rain (2021) and Witch Doctor (2021) with a few different combinations of musicians before finally landing on the perfect line-up in January of 2022. Matcha took to Heartwood Music Festival a new big-band energy which drew influences from groups like Earth Wind and Fire, Lettuce, Dave Matthews Band, Steely Dan. The subsequent spring, Matcha released their third single, along with a live video with the help of Swamp Records, entitled Monkey Mind (2022). In early 2023, Matcha began to really stride with the release of their explosive single Making Me Cry (2023). Matcha gained new fans at Okeechobee Music and Arts festival and during their South East regional tour during the Summer of 2023. Catch their debut EP "It's Good For You" releasing this Summer on all streaming platforms. Now that you have a little background knowledge, sit back, relax, enjoy your enriching cup of Matcha, and join the group on this journey!
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (2023)
Swamp Head Fest (2023)
Heartwood Music Festival VII (2023)
Road to Hulaween (2022)
Heartwood Music Festival VI (2022)
Making Me Cry (2023)
Monkey Mind (2022)
Witch Doctor (2021)
Acid Rain (2021)