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
Bass

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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Guest Artists

Dave Ferrara Drums

Dave Ferrara
Drums

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
Vocals

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

James Skitmore Guitar

James Skitmore
Guitar

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