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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: M4TR (em-4-tee-arr)
Recommended if you like: We're really a hybrid - Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel, too many to mention
Story behind your band/artist name: M4TR stands for Music 4 The Revolution
Band Members: abujibran (keys, vocals), Bob Carr (guitar, vocals), Blake Simpkins (bass), Bruce Wyman (Drums)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :We've all been living here in northern Virginia (Fairfax County) for about a decade or more.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1.) We're actually a band but aspire to be growing collective (looking for new members). We are hoping to inspire other DC area musicians to join us on tracks or at gigs and take on social topics in songs (many are doing that already). If you have a voice, use it!
2.) We played for years together at a UU congregation in ad-hoc cover bands doing small charity events before coming up with this project to play for the wider community. M4TR is basically dad rock that got out of hand because of the current insanity gripping the country. We ain't spring chickens.
3.) Our first album is being produced at Innovation Studio because we were so impressed with Dave Mallen's interview on DC Music Rocks! Our EP of six songs hits stores on July 4.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We're not a partisan band and don't sing lyrics trying to divide the nation any further. We're about hope and healing and using tongue-in-cheek lyrical commentary and funky beats to get people moving and make society stronger - that's our entire vibe. (That being said we're not a huge fan of 45.)
Official Website URL: http://www.m4tr.band
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/music4therevolution
iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/m4tr/1360782049
Other Links: We have a Patreon page for continuing supporters to get access behind the scenes rehearsals, special events and what not. We're hoping to use it to underwrite the album in progress and maybe some videos.
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: hard rock, punk rock, political rock, funk, disco, piano pop, blues, indie, soul