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Matt Espy

Matt Espy

Matt is an American drummer and percussionist.  He is best known for providing the awkward, stumbling funk back-beats for the acclaimed art-rock / weird-rock band Dead Rider. In solo performance, he presents a piece called ‘Hawksworth’, featuring live percussion, samples, and sequences to create a dialogue between birds, electronics, and drums.

Born in Dayton Ohio, he spent his youth playing every genre of music he could find- playing in clubs since he was 14 and starting his touring career at the age of 18. He moved to Chicago in 1996 and continued his journey playing rock, avant-garde, jazz, and performance art pieces. Espy played drums in Chicago indie rock bands Atom­bomb­pocketknife and Avagami before finding his home with his current band Dead Rider.  This is his first solo venture.

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