The Decoys are a Canadian rock band based out of Kamloops, BC. Though the musical influences of each member of the group varies greatly, the core of the band takes it's musical roots from the classic rock of the 60s and 70s; the spirit of artists like Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Young can be found at the heart of the band. The group consists of Matt Stanley on guitar and vocals, Sean Poissant on drums and Sean Schneidert on Bass.
The origins of The Decoys began in 2008, when Stanley self-released his debut recording, “The Life & Times EP.” Originally intending the EP to be a collection of folk songs, he later pursued a more rock based sound due to encouragement from producer Henry Small (Prism, Scrubbaloe Caine, John Entwisle Band). Shortly after the release of “The Life & Times” in October of 2008 Stanley formed the beginning of what would soon become The Decoys. Drummer Sean Poissant joined the band in May of 2010 and by the following month they began recording their first full-length album, “Stripped, Bare, And On Display”. Co-produced by Henry Small, “Stripped, Bare, And On Display” was released in August of 2011 with The singles “I Know”, “Modern Disaster” and “Why You Gotta Talk To Me Like That?” receiving steady airplay on many stations in Western Canada.
The Decoys released their sophomore album, “In Our Blood”, in April of 2016. Featuring the singles “Don't Hesitate”, “The Underdog” and the title track, the album created lots of buzz about the band. With the addition of bassist Sean Schneider, The Decoys toured Canada heavily in 2016 in support of "In Our Blood", gaining rave reviews from critics and fans across the country.