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The Brief

The Matching Shoe is a band that combines the sounds of rock 'n' roll, folk and blues. Layered with incredible musicianship and vocal harmonies of their own, the band is made up of multi-instrumentalists. They can be seen switching between their instruments during live performances which is what gives them the unique edge and lively sound. The Matching Shoe has established a devoted fan base in St. Louis and continues to garner invitations to perform across the United States.

The Story

In 2005, a rickety yellow school bus stopped at Lennore Avenue. Dillon and Ben got off the bus and walked to their neighboring homes in St. Louis, Missouri. At home, Dillon learned singing and guitar by studying rock and blues records, and Ben underwent rigorous classical training on upright bass and piano.

In late 2015, Ben and Dillon wrote and recorded their first songs, which were collected on their first album under the name of The Matching Shoe. Throughout 2016, the duo performed around their hometown of St. Louis, continued recording songs, and added Dominic on drums. By late 2017, The Matching Shoe was growing a devoted audience, playing on local radio, and interviewing with local television stations.

In early 2018, The Matching Shoe performed at the NAMM show - the largest trade-only event for the industries of music products, pro audio, and event tech - in Anaheim, California. Throughout 2018, they performed at several venues and clubs in Los Angeles. They returned to St. Louis and began tracking new songs from the same basement bedroom where The Matching Shoe established its roots.

In April 2019, The Matching Shoe released their first full-length album, Right On. They returned to the road, embarking on a three-week tour playing venues in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and capping off the tour with a debut at the Huichica Festival in Sonoma, CA.

With their first tour behind them, The Matching Shoe continues to write, record, produce, and play live music, making new appearances in cities across the U.S.