West Palm Beach, Florida's DHARMATA is vocalist Jay Slim, guitarist Chris Proano and guitarist Matt Sheridan. Since its inception, DHARMATA has quickly created a large, loyal, and growing fan base in the Florida music scene, garnering buzz for their ability to combine polished song craftsmanship with captivating high-energy live performances.
DHARMATA has shared stages with artists such as 10 Years, Skindred, Sick Puppies, Filter, Papa Roach, and Nonpoint, and has been invited to participate in large music festivals such as SunFest, MoonFest, Crue Fest, and Buzz Bake Sale.
DHARMATA had already built a rabid fan base in South Florida as they entered the studio to begin tracking their debut full length album in 2011, engineered by Matt LaPlant and co-produced by DHARMATA and Benji Webbe (Skindred) at Beiler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida.
WPBZ 103.1 The Buzz took notice of DHARMATA and the first single off the new album, “Do It Again,” was picked up as an official add at WPBZ with 14+ weekly spins during mid-day and evenings. By the end of 2011, due to overwhelmingly positive feedback from listeners, WPBZ asked DHARMATA to headline a stage at the Buzz Bake Sale and was one of the most talked-about artists at the event.
DHARMATA's self-titled debut album was officially released with much fanfare in July 2012. The week of the album release, DHARMATA played a sold-out, over-capacity concert at West Palm Beach's Respectable Street Cafe in support of the new album. The attendance was the largest in the history of the venue, a span of 25 years.
December 2012 saw DHARMATA earn two South Florida accolades. The Palm Beach Post named DHARMATA’s self-titled debut album as South Florida’s “Rock Album of the Year” for 2012. The last remaining terrestrial radio show in South Florida supporting the modern rock format, Spano’s Big Radio Show, also named DHARMATA’s self-titled debut album as “Best Rock Album” of 2012.
In September 2011, Matt Sheridan was selected by Steve Clayton USA to endorse their Acetal Custom Guitar Picks. http://www.steveclayton.com/blog/a-f/dharmata-2/
In July 2013, guitarists Chris Proano and Matt Sheridan were selected to endorse and launch the new S2 Series of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. http://www.prsguitars.com/s2series/artists/dharmata/
New music from Dharmata is currently in production with Brett Hestla (Dark New Day).