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Mind Over Matter

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Formed initially in early 2003 by guitarist and songwriter Mike Tucci, Mind Over Matter grew out of a desire to create a unique sound that blends wide and varied influences with aspects of complexity and simplicity. The idea is to take the listener on a sonic journey that travels from vast soundscapes to focused, heavy rhythms, from "in your face" to near-ambience, and to compliment the broad sonic landscape with meaningful lyrics that offer hope and challenge. Just a few weeks into the project Chris Hall came on board. Chris lends invaluable speed, technique and feel on the guitar, as well as expansive keyboard abilities that give depth and emotional impact to the music.
Good drummers are hard to find, but great drummers are like finding that illusive pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow. Through a chance meeting at a Dream Theater concert (actually all the Dream Theater concerts...and Symphony X concerts, and whatever prog concerts came along) Mike met Adam Schlegel, drummer extraordinaire! Adam was frustrated with the project he was in at the time and looking for something more progressive. Actually taking months to finally hook up in the studio for rehearsal, Adam's style fit perfectly with the band. His ability to blend drumming styles and innovate within changing time signatures grew new life into Mind Over Matter's music.
In the long search for a bass player, Mind Over Matter finally came across Jason Quattrone. With a background spanning punk, metal and prog, he lends a unique style that takes Mind Over Matter's music to the next level. With chops to spare and a knack for putting the most tasteful licks in precisely the place where they have the most impact, Jason took the band by storm. Mike, Chris and Adam knew in the first song they played with Jason that he was just what they were looking for.
Together, this foundation of Mind Over Matter projects a vast and bright future. The music and philosophies are designed to evoke emotion and inspiration to bring people together with the possibility of creating a better future. We believe in the power of music to move people and be a positive force in their lives.
Along with the progressive metal stylings of Mind Over Matter's full band arrangements, Mike and Chris have been rearranging some of the songs for acoustic guitar and piano. This creates a completely different dynamic in the music which provides a unique voice in the singer/songwriter crowd. They are calling it "acousti-prog" and hope to reach a broader audience who might not otherwise be interested in listening to the heavier music.
We believe that music can truly change the world, and we invite everyone to join us on the journey.