|Artist Name:||Matt Mitchell Project|
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|Years Active:||2007 - Present|
|Matt Mitchell - Vocals/Acoustic Gtr
Travis Moore - Keyboard/Synth/Mpc
Ryan Adkins - Bass
Micah Beckwith - Drums
Stephen West - Lead Gtr
The Matt Mitchell Project was started on a cold December day in 2007, when Travis Kold Kut Moore talked Matt Mitchell into grabbing his guitar and accompanying him on a trip to Azmyth recording studio. After a brief tour of the studio, Travis and Matt began to discuss their musical influences and backgrounds. Travis was a fan to the hip hop and rap scene while Matt was more into the British guitar band sound and older music. Travis and Matt decided it would be fun to combine their influences and try to create a sound that had not yet been heard by human ears. For their sound they combined hip hop beats, keyboards, strumming guitars, and heartfelt vocals. This musical creativity formed what is known as the Matt Mitchell Project.
MMP's birth created a monster that was hatched within four months. The first songs that spawned from this were Life in Stereo and This Town. Before Travis and Matt could move on to new songs, Life in Stereo was picked by a record label out of South Africa, Stereo FX. Life in Stereo was released for digital distribution on September 30th, 2008 on nearly 400 international distribution sites.
Azmyth owner Ryan Adkins found Travis and Matt taking part in something that he couldn't let pass him by. He decided to get in on the hot sounds and play bass for the group thus making the duo now a trio. Ryan's golden ear and rolling bass line was an excellent addition to the group. They continued to create new sounds and songs for what is to be their first self-titled studio album. Along the way there have been more songs created and two new members have been added. Stephen West was added to play lead guitar and Micah Beckwith on drums to make the Matt Mitchell Project a full band that it is today.