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THE BAND

Slippin’s music is a creative, fun and thought-provoking
blend of modern folk and electro-acoustic rock

Matty Proctor

Matty Proctor grew up with MTV, and like most kids of his generation, yearned to be a rock star one day. At 13, he mowed lawns all summer just to save up for his first electric guitar, taking lessons but always riffing to Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He formed his first band, MRA, in 1985 with his childhood friends. He then picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 18. That inspired him to begin his journey of writing songs, which continues to this day. Matty feels his best songs are the ones that seem to write themselves. In 2008, Matty formed Slippin with his friend and brother-in-law, Ben Tolo.

Ben Tolo

Ben Tolo recalls the day when his favorite elementary school music teacher told him that his voice was bigger than his body, and that no one in the audience would be able to see him unless he stood on top of the grand piano for his solo. Somewhere in that little head, a love connection was made between playing keys and singing. Was it sacrilegious to sneak into a gospel church at night to practice Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd on the Hammond? Ben says no, but he’s quick to change the subject. Ben and Matty first started playing music together in the early 90’s.

Twenty years later, they figured it was finally time to branch out and pull other like-minded musicians into the fray. Thus Slippin was born.

DAVE WALTERS

David Walters finally found a home with Slippin in early 2011, after playing with such stellar acts as The Foolish Mortals, Adamite, Clever, Lesbian Slumber Party, and Pacific. His drumming influences include Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Jimmy Chamberlain (The Smashing Pumpkins) and Ringo Starr (The Beatles).

David learned to drum first on a djembe hand drum. After playing on the djembe he graduated to a drum kit where he learned to drum by listening to his favorite music and trying to copy the beat. Like Scott, David’s drumming is also an elaborate hoax.

SCOTT SWEARINGIN

Scott Swearingin first started pretending to be a musician at age 23, when he got the harebrained idea to build a washtub bass and then figure out how to play it. Shortly thereafter he rescued an old beat-up Sears Silvertone bass guitar from the trash, and after fumbling around with it for a while, he noticed a few people actually believing that he knew how to play that too.

He decided to buy a newer, shinier Fender fretless to reinforce the illusion, and after nearly 20 years of trying to find the notes, in 2014 Scott managed to slip into Slippin. To this day, the other four members of the band are still totally unaware that his guise as a bass player is really just an elaborate hoax.

Duncan Earl

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Matty Proctor

Matty Proctor grew up with MTV, and like most kids of his generation, yearned to be a rock star one day. At 13, he mowed lawns all summer just to save up for his first electric guitar, taking lessons but always riffing to Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He formed his first band, MRA, in 1985 with his childhood friends. He then picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 18. That inspired him to begin his journey of writing songs, which continues to this day. Matty feels his best songs are the ones that seem to write themselves. In 2008, Matty formed Slippin with his friend and brother-in-law, Ben Tolo.

Ben Tolo

Ben Tolo recalls the day when his favorite elementary school music teacher told him that his voice was bigger than his body, and that no one in the audience would be able to see him unless he stood on top of the grand piano for his solo. Somewhere in that little head, a love connection was made between playing keys and singing. Was it sacrilegious to sneak into a gospel church at night to practice Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd on the Hammond? Ben says no, but he’s quick to change the subject. Ben and Matty first started playing music together in the early 90’s.

Twenty years later, they figured it was finally time to branch out and pull other like-minded musicians into the fray. Thus Slippin was born.

DAVE WALTERS

David Walters finally found a home with Slippin in early 2011, after playing with such stellar acts as The Foolish Mortals, Adamite, Clever, Lesbian Slumber Party, and Pacific. His drumming influences include Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Jimmy Chamberlain (The Smashing Pumpkins) and Ringo Starr (The Beatles).

David learned to drum first on a djembe hand drum. After playing on the djembe he graduated to a drum kit where he learned to drum by listening to his favorite music and trying to copy the beat. Like Scott, David’s drumming is also an elaborate hoax.

SCOTT SWEARINGIN

Scott Swearingin first started pretending to be a musician at age 23, when he got the harebrained idea to build a washtub bass and then figure out how to play it. Shortly thereafter he rescued an old beat-up Sears Silvertone bass guitar from the trash, and after fumbling around with it for a while, he noticed a few people actually believing that he knew how to play that too.

He decided to buy a newer, shinier Fender fretless to reinforce the illusion, and after nearly 20 years of trying to find the notes, in 2014 Scott managed to slip into Slippin. To this day, the other four members of the band are still totally unaware that his guise as a bass player is really just an elaborate hoax.

Duncan Earl

Coming Soon

San Diego-based Slippin offers its own modern take of electro-acoustic roots rock and American alternative. Every tune is flavored with subtle details and poignant lyrics, giving them a depth that listeners won't soon forget. Slippin invites listeners to think, move, and sing along.

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