2014 SRS Band Bio: Matt Nix Band
Written by KHYI 95.3 on August 12, 2014
Competing Week 2, August 14th
Hat Tricks (Lewisville)
Band: Matt Nix Band
Matt Nix- lead vocal and guitar
Bryant Canzoneri- Lead Guitar
Chris Reeves- Drums
Emily Webb- Harmony vocals
Ryan Jarrell- Bass
Colleen Cribbs- Violin
The Matt Nix Band is an exciting new group out of the Fort Worth area, whose songs will get you on your feet and at the same time touch your soul. Fronted by Matt Nix, who for years has been trying to inspire his students to work hard, take risks, and pursue the dreams in their hearts and who decided to take a bit of his own advice. Finally, after a day of trying to teach the quadratic formula with a song, one of Nix’s students pulled him aside and said, “Coach, you’re a good teacher but you are an even better musician. You should really pursue music.” From there it was one risk after another that led to the formation of the Matt Nix Band and the release of their first EP Don’t Get Rid Of A Good Thing. In March 2012, the Matt Nix Band had its first official show at Billy’s Bar and Grill in Anna, Texas. From there it has been one crazy and exciting ride, from opening for Zane Williams to getting to play in places in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards to being selected to participate in 95.3 KHYI’s Shiner Rising Star competition.
The Matt Nix Band is a band on the rise and is excited about what this next year has in store. One thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed by this group of dreamers.
Come check out the Matt Nix Band this Thursday, August 14th in Round 1, Week 2 of the 2014 Shiner Rising Star Competition! This week is at Hat Tricks (Lewisville), 8-10pm.