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Honoring the collective legacies of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, The West Coast Feed – eight members strong -- generates a modern and electrifying swagger rock/soul experience. The tight backbeat of the rhythm section, a vibrant three-man horn section, tandem electric guitars and a soaring violin set the stage for the commanding voice of charismatic front man, Jesse Butterworth.

Since the Seattle, WA-based band’s formation one short year ago, The West Coast Feed has filled clubs and theaters by word of mouth, drawing audiences to an experience of sound and sensation that makes sitting still impossible. With their highly anticipated self-titled full-length debut, founding member/guitarist and accomplished recording engineer Matt Woll polishes the sweat, grit and energy of the band into a sonic studio shimmer.

Jesse Butterworth’s résumé includes fronting an award winning, label- signed band with a #1 radio hit, on their way to the proverbial big time. But in the middle of a sold out show in Los Angeles, Jesse’s flying leap off the drum riser resulted in a compound leg fracture, and the sudden end of a dream.

He compares the experience to dropping off a cliff and a total loss of momentum. But after relocating to Seattle he met a kindred musical spirit in Matt Woll and the two friends formed The West Coast Feed. “We called up the best players that we knew,” and over a two-month period there would be a new member each week, expanding exponentially from two members to their current eight-man lineup.

Philanthropic support is a central theme to the band’s mission as they have partnered with two non-profit organizations for benefit shows: charity:water, and All God’s Children International. The latter group, an organization that cares for orphans and facilitates international adoptions, is especially close to Jesse’s heart, as it provided a path for him and his wife to adopt their Ethiopian-born daughter Harper. Their adoption journey is captured in the band’s lively debut single “You Belong to Me.”

As the music began to take shape the band felt more and more freedom to play what they love, instead of copying the sound of the latest trend. Says Matt Woll, “I’ve been in signed bands, but instead of trying to prove something to some invisible somebody we’re having a blast making music we love. And the best part is that people seem to really love it, which is a bonus.”

Jesse says that he wrote one of the standout songs on the band’s release, the redemptive “Not Giving In,” at the lowest point in his life. Now that darkness has lifted: With The West Coast Feed, Jesse has rediscovered the power of creating music that moves audiences for all of the right reasons. “Giving back is the ethos of the band and is at the heart of what we do,” he avows. “ It’s not about ‘Let’s get famous or get signed to a label.’ It’s us doing what we love, and making a difference in the process.”

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07.13.18//The West Coast Feed Debuts Energetic Single and Video, “You Belong to Me”

The West Coast Feed Debuts Energetic Single and Video, “You Belong to Me”

Seattle-based Soulful Rock Band Gives Back To Charity

Seattle, WA – The eight-piece powerhouse band, The West Coast Feed released their new single and video, “You Belong to Me,” showcasing their large and energetic sound.  The upbeat rock song displays the band’s big sound that has been exciting audiences at their live performances. The band also just unveiled their music video, available for viewing on their YouTube channel. “You Belong to Me” can be downloaded or streamed on digital music platforms worldwide.

“You Belong to Me”, written and produced by lead singer, Jesse Butterworth, is a truly personal track for the band. This single explores Butterworth’s journey of adoption and the bond between a parent and child. “This song is about the process that my wife and I went through to adopt our daughter, Harper, from Ethiopia,” explains Butterworth. “It was a three-year process with lots of paperwork and two trips over to Africa for court dates, but all of that work paid off when we were able to bring her home to be part of our family forever.” The track was engineered by Matt Woll and mixed by Aaron Sternke.

The band released a mid-century modern inspired video, directed by Aaron Sternke, with a Wes Anderson aesthetic. What starts out as a very Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver scene with people casually lounging around at a house party, switches gears when the band begins to play and takes the atmosphere to a new level.

Honoring the collective legacies of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and New Orleans, The West Coast Feed generates a modern and electrifying swagger rock/soul experience. The tight backbeat of the rhythm section, a vibrant three-man horn section, tandem electric guitars and a soaring violin set the stage for the commanding voice of charismatic frontman, Jesse Butterworth. Since the Seattle-based band’s formation one short year ago, The West Coast Feed has filled clubs and theaters by word of mouth, drawing audiences to an experience of sound and sensation that makes sitting still impossible. With their highly anticipated self-titled full-length debut, founding member /guitarist and accomplished recording engineer, Matt Woll polishes the sweat, grit and energy of the band into a sonic studio shimmer.

Philanthropic support is a central theme to The West Coast Feed’s mission as they have partnered with two non-profit organizations, charity:water and All God’s Children International. All God’s Children is the agency who helped Butterworth and his wife adopt their daughter. To show their thanks, the band is donating proceeds from their upcoming CD release show to the non-profit who helped their family become whole.

“You Belong to Me” is the first single off of their self-titled debut album. Stream or download the it now on digital music platforms worldwide. The West Coast Feed will continue to tour and release more music throughout the year. Stay up to date by visiting TheWestCoastFeed.com.

09.28.18//The West Coast Feed Unveil New Single “Set Me On Fire”

The West Coast Feed Unveil New Single “Set Me On Fire”














Soul-infused Rock Band Drop Heavy-hitting Track and Music Video 










Seattle, WA - Following a time of soul searching and creative exploration, The West Coast Feed was born, bringing with them a hot new music video for their song, “Set Me On Fire.” A redemptive remedy to the difficulties found in life, sprinkled with narrative hints of the band's personal struggles, “Set Me On Fire” is an electrifying music video with an inspiring message for all listeners. Tailored by life’s greatest disappointments, this track encapsulates the feeling of overcoming hardships in order to reach one’s full potential. With a series of exciting scheduled releases, The West Coast Feed clearly knows a thing or two about making a comeback. “Set Me On Fire” is now available for download and streaming across digital music platforms and the music video can be seen on YouTube.

During the middle of a sold out show in Los Angeles, lead singer, Jesse Butterworth, leaped off the drum riser causing a compound leg fracture, and the sudden end of a dream. However, Butterworth did not let that stop him. He and Matt Woll (guitar) founded The West Coast Feed and they strive to make "Set Me On Fire" their redemption song. “I found myself in a total funk and felt like the fire inside me went out.  Years later, I started writing ‘Set Me On Fire’ as a plea to ignite something new inside of me,” explains Butterworth. “Matt and I took that song and started to build what became The West Coast Feed where the fire is now alive and well!" The musical intricacies that make up “Set Me On Fire” prove that Butterworth has, indeed, started a creative fire. From the steady, pulsing intro verse to the amplifying progression that climaxes into the main chorus and solo section, this track captures the feeling of triumph and success into the very fabric of its musicality. Where the track stands out is in its driving horn section that compliments Butterworth’s soulful yet grungy vocals. Visually, the music video captures the intended theme with an intense black and white filter that symbolically changes to color as a fire is lit on screen, burning with it the pain of an old wound.

The rising band worked with a number of talented, creative individuals to help make the track and video for “Set Me On Fire” come together. Aaron Sternke showed off his wide range of media skills, earning credits for filming and editing the music video as well as assisting with mixing the track itself. Initially produced by front man Jesse Butterworth, the final mix was mastered by Troy Clessner at Spectre Studios.

Less than a year old, The West Coast Feed is a brand new band with a sound many describe as when blue-eyed soul meets blue jean rock. Butterworth is a critically acclaimed artist and songwriter with several Billboard #1 songs and 4 Dove award nominations, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year. His creative work has been featured in USA Today, People Magazine, and The Today Show.

“Set Me On Fire” is now available for streaming and download across digital music platforms and the accompanying music video can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel. Their self-titled album will be out on October 26, 2018. Find out what else this exciting band has in store by following them at TheWestCoastFeed.com.