Lead vocals: Eddie Deakin
Lead guitar: Rob Catanzariti
Rhythm guitar: Paul Morris
Bass guitar: Doug Curry
Drums: Mitch Fielding
Mattersphere is an Australian heavy rock/ metal band that believes that rock is the new god.
Mattersphere kicked-off in mid-2009.
With the release of its self-titled debut album in 2013, Mattersphere thundered into the heavy rock and metal scene, taking no prisoners along the way.
From 30 March 2014, Mattersphere was Band of the Week on Metal Express Radio.
On Thursday 1 May 2014 Mattersphere’s single, ‘Hearing You’, debuted at No. 19 on the US Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart, where it stayed for some time, even re-entering that chart in August and September of that year.
Mattersphere has just released its latest single – ‘Haulin’ Ass’. The single debuted with high acclaim on Dr John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery (“the number ONE unsigned rock show on the net”).
Mattersphere was born in 2009 when Eddie finally decided that singing covers was soul-destroying and opted to follow his passion of original music. The concept of Mattersphere was clear to Eddie from the beginning.
After line-up changes within the group, Rob Catanzariti – a long-time school friend of Eddie’s – joined Mattersphere in 2011. It was apparent from the start that they shared the same drive and passion for song-writing, as they soon produced their first song, “Rainmaker”.
Eddie has played in various cover bands across Australia since his late teens. Prior to this, a strict and brutal upbringing meant that he was prohibited from joining any bands.
Although revelling in the heavy rock scene, Eddie was a student of acclaimed jazz and cabaret entertainer and teacher, Gery Scott. Gery herself had a very impressive international career and was a long-time head of the Vocal Jazz Department at the Canberra School of Music. Although she and Eddie were both dominant personalities, they got along famously. Eddie’s vocal talents improved dramatically as a result of her tutelage.
Rob was inspired to play guitar at the age of 6. Having a strong Italian heritage, Rob attended many weddings as a young boy, and over time was influenced by the great number of musicians and bands at these events. Upon purchasing his first KISS album, he knew instantly that playing guitar was what he wanted to do. Hearing Joe Satriani in 1986 opened a whole new world for him.
From 1988 to 1989 Rob studied guitar at the renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. The rewards were invaluable – he expanded his guitar and musicianship skills greatly. Unforeseen circumstances brought him back to Australia early and life went back to normal, playing in various bands and finally teaching.
Rob is now a driving force in Mattersphere.
Eddie’s influences include such great vocalists and/or song-writers as Sting, Jon Bon Jovi, Freddie Mercury and Bruce Dickinson. Eddie’s childhood musical influences were bands such as Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Dio, followed later by bands such as Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden.
Rob’s influences include KISS, W.A.S.P., Van Halen, Scorpions, AC/DC, Dokken, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Zakk Wylde.
More to come on Mattersphere’s other members soon!