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Do you like to have a good time? I mean, really kick it up a notch and live it up? Well, so do we! Hi, we're The Matter and thanks for stopping by. The Matter is a small, three-piece outfit based in beautiful Saint Louis, Missouri. Like so many great relationships down through the ages, we met via the internet. Scott Smith (guitar/vox) placed an add and soon thereafter found Timmy Eytalis (drums and smoke screen) and Paul "Peej" Johns (bull fiddle), and the chemistry was undeniable. We got together for the fist time in August of 2008 with only one preconception in mind, no preconceptions! No, wait...that isn't right. Anywho, our chief goal as a band is to write music that is as fun to listen to as it is to play, accessible to the average listener but not so dull that we can't have a little fun ourselves. Greedy? Maybe a little, but the payoff is right there in the audience's face, night after night. The music i mean. With elements of rock, jazz, reggae, funk, soul, latin, and anything else that catches our fancy (ooohh! shiny! wait, where was i?) we are less chameleon, more musical identity crisis. We never know where our whims will take us from one moment to the next, but we hope you'll enjoy the ride as much as we do.