Matthew Despain

Profile Updated: September 2, 2011
Residing In: Norman, OK
Homepage or Facebook (if any): View Website
Current Occupation: Professor, Am. History and Native American Studies
Spouse/Partner: The most lovely Tuzie!!!
Children: Kalin (Up and coming drummer extraordinaire)
Camryn aka "Rocky" (Ballerina and Bassist)
Bands You've Played With (list):

Billy Blaze
The Fabulous Blue Darts
Kalaban
911
Escape (Sometimes the name says it all!! JK)
The Up and Ups
Freefall (They got good and famous after I left)
Those Guys (When Lew had better things to do)
Jake in Space (When Paul had better things to do)
Dr. Doctor (Can we really count this one Doug?)
4 out of 5 Dentists (A Lyman Productions Band)
Brass Tacks (for about 48 hours..LOL)
The Dakotas
Johnny B and the Biscuits (Johnny B, A true artist)
Neo Max and the Zoom Dweebies

Instrument(s) you play (and/or vocals):

Bass!! (Is there really any other instrument?)
Ukulele (I play a mean "Tiny Bubbles")
Vocals (Only when I have to)
Bagpipes (But I'm not wearing that skirt!!)
Slack Key Guitar (ALOHA!!)

Current Musical Equipment:

Yes, I understand I have a sickness, but I am searching for the perfect tone ... damn it!!

BASSES:
Fodera Emperor (My baby...Don't even look at it!)
Ken Smith BSR5M
Ken Smith BSR4M
Modulus Flee Model
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Fender American Jazz Fretless (Yes, it has Muah!!)
Stienberger XL-2
Waterstone Todd Petersson 12 string
Aria Pro Steve Bailey 6 string

AMPS: (They all go to 11)
Eden WT800
GK 1001RB
Mark Bass Mkii

EFFECTS:
Too many to remember

Your favorite band stories:

Todd Mitchell = Perhaps not my favorite, but most memorable .... It was not so much the smell, but the burning of my eyes!!

With Jake In Space = How much garbage can you cram into a band van??? LOL

Up and Ups = Rolling the band truck in Daniel's Canyon and living to tell the tale. Plus, it was my first date with Tuzie!! I must have made an impression!! LOL

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Alan Johnson (guitar) and Matt Despain (bass) at the Wilkinson Center way back when.