The Man Over Matter Band

 Armen Yampolsky Vocals and Guitar

Armen Yampolsky
Vocals and Guitar

Armen was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to the United States as a child in the early 1970's.  He studied violin and music composition at the New England Conservatory, Interlochen Arts Academy, the Tanglewood Institute, and Northwestern University.

Armen is based in Los Angeles, California. He is the founder of Tournesol Records, and leads the band Man Over Matter.

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 Jon Thornton Bass

Jon Thornton

A long time resident of Southern California, Jon originally hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a Sagittarius. a music aficionado and plays bass. 

 Andrea Roberts Keys and Vocals

Andrea Roberts
Keys and Vocals

Andrea Roberts began studying piano at a young age in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. After completing her degree in jazz studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Andrea moved to Rosario, Argentina. Over the next six years, she became an integral part of the local jazz scene and discovered a passion for tango and Argentine folk music. Andrea is currently based in Los Angeles, California. 

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 Flavio Monopoli Drums

Flavio Monopoli

Flavio Monopoli has collaborated with both signed and indie artists to create imaginative and radio-friendly music. His productions have received international radio play—and great reviews! Flavio’s own compositions have been placed in television and film. He also maintains an active drumming schedule with thanks to the ongoing support of Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads and Pro-Mark sticks.

Guest Artists

 Dave Ferrara Drums

Dave Ferrara

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dave came to Los Angeles in 2004 and has been living and drumming here since. He has been playing drums since childhood, and professionally for about 15 years. 

Dave's playing history has been a mix of working with original bands as well as established artists. He has been involved in about every music genre imaginable - from classic rock and Brit-Pop (Van Morrison and Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone) - to Black Metal (Ritual). 

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 David Simpson Vocals

David Simpson

David Simpson is an accomplished singer and songwriter, specializing in neotraditional, roots, country, soul, and blues genres.

 James Skitmore Guitar

James Skitmore

Now living in Los Angeles, James originally hails from Alberta, Canada. He plays electric and acoustic guitar.