Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo's Band Covers Pearl Jam

Yeah so no surprise that actors usually are multi-talented, the theater kids always are.  Sure they can act but they can almost always dance, sing, play an instrument and/or paint, color and draw.  And vice-versa.  Musicians can seemingly almost always perform, meaning they can act plus many can also design their own album art.  It's really not a hug phenomenon.

But somehow this feels like one.  Not only is 15 year old Gaten Matarazzo, who plays the adorable Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, in a is just about every other cast member.

  1. Gaten is part of the 6 piece New Jersey psyche rock band Work In Progress.  
  2.  The awesomely named Finn Wolfhard, who has also starred in It, fronts the band Calpurnia, currently recording an EP with Twin Peaks’ Cadien Lake James.
  3. Joe Keery, who plays Steve (Stranger Things secret hero) plays in the Chicago psych-rock band Post Animal.
  4. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, hasn’t officially launched a music career, but she did an amazing rap recap on Jimmy Fallon.

But back to Gaten.  Here he is on stage singing lead and doing a pretty great job on Eddie Vedder's lyrics.  Gaten's sister Sabrina is also in the band.  Here’s a very blurry video of Matarazzo covering Pearl Jam’s “Porch” onstage:

Sorry this is burry, but we know that most of you guys didn't get to hear us play so here's porch by Pearl Jam. Definitely one of our favorites!!!! @pearljam

7,240 Likes, 251 Comments - Work In Progress (@work_in_progress_band) on Instagram: "Sorry this is burry, but we know that most of you guys didn't get to hear us play so here's porch..."


The band’s next show is Dec. 2, but to see the full band with Gaten, you can do so at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on December 29.  



-Amy Brooks