LYNDHURST, NJ January 1, 2012 – Ralph Carey and Mike Matera, founding members of North Jersey band Sneak’s Noise, celebrated the New Year by jamming live in Ralph’s living room. Carey took on lead vocals and electric guitar whilst Matera supplied drums and the occasional backing “vocal”.
Playing as a duo at Ralph’s place is precisely how the band began. “Ralph and I have always worked well together”, says Mike. “We were even equally late for tonight’s festivities.”
In the band’s early days, before other members were brought on board, Carey and Matera met weekly to arrange, practice, and record original songs. “It’s easier to decide where a song should go when it’s just guitar and drums”, adds Carey.
Prior to the evening’s impromptu jam (they came up with the idea the night before), Carey and Matera hadn’t played together in almost three years. The raw results of their scarcely rehearsed meanderings, which include both an old (previously unrecorded) composition and a new one, can be viewed on the Videos page (see “It’s Raining Out” and “Giuli Giuli”).