Matthew Stephen Menges began his solo project in April 2016 when his band of five years, Airacuda, went on an indefinite hiatus. He was the frontman for the band with major writing credits on both of Airacuda's EPs, including full credit on their singles 'Pals' and 'I Got A Woman'.
Following the break up, Menges began forming his own backing band, The Sweet Action, to bring his song ideas to life. His songs blend Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and an eclectic mix of Rock N' Roll. His musical inspiration comes from all-american rasp tinged songwriters of the past like Springsteen and John Mellancamp, modern pop songwriters James Bay and Hozier, and Rock N' Roll giants of the past and today. Matthew Stephen & The Sweet Action released 'Stuck In New York City', a Rolling Stones-esque country tune in February 2017. The band went right back into the studio to record their debut 4 song EP 'Grooving To The Beat' and are currently in the final stages of mixing. Catch the release show July 1st at Asbury Park Yacht Club.