The Matt Ingram Band

The Matt Ingram Band

 Denton, Texas, USA
BandCountryCover Band

The MIB's southern rock style embodies the grit and soul felt between the borders of the Lone Star State and beyond. The MIB executes shows with incredible intensity, moving seamlessly between country and soul ballads and hard driven blues based rock.

Biography

Raised in Lubbock, Texas, Matt Ingram picked up the guitar at the early age of thirteen. The guitar caught his attention only after years of singing in church and school choirs when he formed his first band with a few class mates back in 1993. For two years the band honed their craft at the world famous original Stubb's Bar-B-Q during a weekly Thursday night gig. The first band was called Soul Kitten representing their early discovery of R&B bands like Storyville, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Ian Moore, setting the foundation for Matt's deep blues roots. He began writing his own songs and filling notebook after notebook with poetry. After high school, Matt Ingram formed his second major band, the Juju-Bee Jazz Co. in 1999. With his new songs, Matt took the band all the way to first place in the 2000 Fourth of July Battle of the Bands contest resulting in a spot on the main stage in front of 17,000 people. Later, he joined his guitarist from his first band to form Wild Rice but the other members were not ready to take it to the next level. Being far from any other major cities and without enough money to go on tour, Matt decided to move back to Nashville where he continued writing and performing. On one occasion, he shared the stage with bassist Victor Wooten at the historic Ryman Auditorium, where the original Grand Old Opry was once held. When he had his fill of Nashville, Matt returned to Texas but decided he would give the Dallas/ Fort Worth area a try. There he met the others who would later join Matt to help realize his vision, giving life to the music. Since his return to Texas, after searching his roots, the music has never been the same. For the last few years Matt Ingram and friends have been packing D/FW clubs with his unique blend of gritty tone, deep lyrics, and an arsenal of some of rocks greatest cover songs. Matt Ingram brings his soulful rhythms and rhymes to his audience with pure honesty and strong conviction. His sultry voice is focused to ease the souls and lift the hearts of all those who have a strong affection for great music. With a musical background of Country, Rock, Funk, Soul and Blues, he produces a steady stream of what we have come to know as true American music.

Discography

Album: So Far

Set List

Originals:
Stone
Hard to Believe
Rattlesnake Roadhouse
So Far
What My Baby Don’t Know
Lonely Days and Nights
Any Ol’ Dream
Preacher
Under The Moon
Hair of The Dog
Coming Around to Me
Long Way Down
Beggin'
Cry All You Want To
Tell Me Why

Covers:
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
House Is A' Rockin' (SRV)
Margaritaville (Buffet)
Ain't No Sunshine (Withers)
Lil' Pink Houses (Mellencamp)
Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyard Skynyard)
You Don't Even Call Me By My Name (Allen Coe)
Friends In Low Places (Brooks)
Funk #49 (James Gang)
Hotel California, Take it Easy (Eagles)
Glory Days (Springsteen)
Lay Down Sally, Layla, (Clapton)
Brown Eyed Girl (Morrison)
Thing Called Love (Queen, Yokem)
Baby, I Love Your Way (Frampton)
Boot Scootin' Boogie (Brooks & Dunn)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
The Joker (MIller)
Good Day for the Blues (Storyville)
Guitars & Cadillacs (Yokem)
Here I Am, Love and Happiness (Green)
You Can't Always Get What You W