Matter of Fact winner of ‘Battle of the Cover Bands’

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Matter of Fact, competing with four other groups, recently won a “Battle of the Cover Bands” in Rockford.

Four friends—drummer Jacob Dickson, bassist Brandon Hafer, guitarist Collin Marshall and guitarist/vocalist Skyler Starnes—form this Oregon, Ill.-based group.

With a desire to voice the more upbeat and thought-provoking sounds of today’s youth, this band covers the likes of the Pixies, Incubus and Sublime, as well as performing their own popular music. Recognized as a fun and exciting band, they have been invited to perform at venues in Peoria, DeKalb, Freeport and Champaign.

Matter of Fact is available for bookings at (815) 973-3703, can be viewed at, and can be seen live at this year’s Riverfest in Byron Friday, July 6.

from the June 13-19, 2007, issue

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