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Matthew Bistok / Bio

I was born in saint petersburg florida, I guess I've been a musician my whole life, I really wanted to be michael jackson when I was 8, I started singing in a church group in third grade, I played baritone horn in the fourth grade, trombone from fifth grade to eighth grade, and I got my first electric guitar when I was 12 on christmas, I started writing my own music from the beginning, I didn't have really any lessons other then a video tape that came with a guitar in my stocking, and the music store gave 2 free group lessons, but I learned 3 chords and the blues scale, I would try to play songs on the radio that I liked, but they never sounded like the songs (at first), but from that I started creating my own songs, I realized if I could find 2 or 3 chords I liked, I could make a rhythm, write some lyrics, sing my own melody,and make a song, I would stay in my room for days to weeks at a time doing nothing but making up songs, I would stay up really late ( and I still do) to have privacy while creating music,,
When I was 15 and in High School, I was asked to join a band as a guitarist/ backing vocals to be named ”attica”. We were very popular in our high school and home town, we played shows all over the place, and recorded 2 albums, I was responsible for booking gigs, promotion, coordinating practice, treasurer, and responsible for whatever else needed to be taken care of, I was with that band until I was 20 and learned a lot of to do's and what not to do, I became involved with a new band called ”broken man” where I did vocals only and I didn't play guitar, that band later became the polka cowboyz, through all of those years, I had been working on songs that would become the material for ”fall on purpose” and ”the electric powered windmills” playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals
Fall on Purpose officially became a band in May/July ish 2001,
we recorded ”welcome to deerland in 2005, and fopadelic in 2006 right after performing with George Clinton ( 1 of my biggest influences)..
Fop took a short break from performing shows from 2006 until 2009, matt became a father, and utilized his time to act in commercials, movies and tv, while making our popular youtube videos, in 2009 the band reformed and started working on new material, ”oil in the water” was written may 2010 while rehearsing to open 4 rusted root, and was the first song we started on for the new album ” the next 3 miles” that was released december 2011, fall on purpose” and ”the electric powered windmills are currently working on releasing a new album before 2012 is over, thank you so much to my family, friends, and fans for their support, please spread the word and feel free to purchase our music on itunes or amazon, thx

General Info

Band Members
Matthew Bistok
Artist Name
Matthew Bistok
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewbistok
Genres
Singer Songwriter / multi-genre / comedy/blues

Contact Info

Location
St. Petersburg, FL
Manager
Tom Nestor

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