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City

Raleigh

State

NC

Country

US

Website

http://www.myspace.com/theproclivities

Bio

Matt Douglas, the songwriter and frontman for The Proclivities, is a music school trained jazz saxophone and woodwinds player that strayed from the jazz pack and into the world of self-indulgent singer/songwriters. After graduating from NYU, Matt wandered off to Central Europe on a Fulbright Scholarship to study the influence of traditional folk music on contemporary improvised music in Budapest, Hungary. It was at that time that Matt started writing kick-ass rock songs. After two years of escapism, Matt headed to Raleigh, NC where he hooked up with guitar great Chris Boerner (CB4, Mosadi Music), Nic Slaton (Mosadi Music, Only Midnight) and drummer Matt McCaughan (Portastatic, The Rosebuds). They released their first album, “Predispositions”, in July of 2006 and recieved rave reviews. In 2007, The Proclivities recorded a soundtrack for an independent film called “Coney Island” (Blackwater Films), and currently awaiting the release of “Handguns & Dancing Shoes” (2008). Matt Douglas and The Proclivities have been seen onstage with the likes of Josh Ritter, Bobby Bare, Jr., The Old Ceremony, and more.

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First Name

Matthew

Last Name

Douglas

Nickname

the-proclivities