The Blurb:
The Electric Heaters play Retro-sonic Surf Noir; instrumental music for the 21st Century. Led by guitarist Matt Heaton, the Heaters take their cues from instro sounds of yesteryear: surf, spy & soul, and give them a modern twist. Can surfers spy? Can spies dance? Give the Electric Heaters a spin & decide for yourself. 


The Background: 

A long time ago, in a city far from any coast, a young Matt Heaton discovered surf music, the reverb drenched, guitar heavy teen instrumental music from early 60s California. A Flexi record (included in Guitar Player magazine back in the day) of New York 80s instro pioneers the Raybeats sealed his obsession. Despite his first amp, a garage sale harmony, bursting into flames, Matt kept his reverb dreams alive. Through a degree in classical guitar, a life in traditional Irish music and a vibrant kids music career, Matt landed in Boston where he found willing participants to play the music in his head. 


The Band: 

The Electric Heaters are more cosmopolitan than a traditional surf band. Influences range from Dick Dale & James Bond to the Raybeats and Bill Frisell. Their sets include a crowd pleasing mix of surf classics, Heaton originals, some choice covers and even a vocal number or two. Joined by bass player Dave Piper and drummers Jared Seabrook and Chris Anzalone, the band is a flexible, well oiled machine. Current residencies at Boston’s Shore Leave and Somerville’s Daddy Jones Bar have given fans a chance to enjoy the tunes while having a delightful craft cocktail. Is surf up? Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters certainly think so—and so do their fans.