Matt Deis

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Matt Deis
Deis performing with CKY in 2009
Deis performing with CKY in 2009
Background information
Born (1983-12-13) December 13, 1983 (age 37)
Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Bass guitar
  • keyboards
  • vocals
Years active2003 (2003)–present
Associated acts

Matt Deis (born December 13, 1983)[citation needed] is an American bass guitarist. Originally from Peterborough, New Hampshire, he is best known as the bassist of CKY with whom he performed with between 2005 and 2010, returning in 2015 and departing again in 2019, and the former bassist of metalcore band All That Remains, with whom he performed between 2003 and 2005. From 2019-2020, Deis performed with American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh. As of summer 2021, Deis is the touring bassist for multi-platinum country duo, Thompson Square.

Early life[edit]

Deis lived in New Hampshire until the age of four until his family moved to West Springfield, Massachusetts. He started taking guitar lessons from Oli Herbert of All That Remains, and eventually started playing bass guitar for the band. During his time in All That Remains, Deis co-wrote and played bass on their album This Darkened Heart. Tours with bands such as Gwar, Slipknot, As I Lay Dying, and Killswitch Engage followed.

Deis holds a degree in Music Performance from Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts.[citation needed]


Deis with CKY in 2009

In 2005, Deis auditioned for and subsequently joined CKY. He has since toured across the United States, Australia and Europe with the band. He has been a part of the writing process since joining, and according to the band's official website's frequently asked questions, "Since obtaining Matt Deis as a bassist, the rest of the band have stated that Deis will write and record on the next CKY album."[citation needed]

In 2010, Deis departed CKY stating he was unable to commit to the band while experiencing health issues.

In 2016, Deis reunited with CKY for a concert in Cleveland, Ohio which benefited the family of Ryan Dunn. CKY then entered the studio with Deis to record the album The Phoenix.[1] Deis appeared in the music videos for the songs "Head For a Breakdown", "Replaceable", and "Wiping Off the Dead". In the summer of 2019, Deis released a statement outlining his departure for the band and offering his support and thanks to the band, their crew, and their fans.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Deis is the brother-in-law of former NHL defenseman Gerald Diduck and the former brother-in-law of Canadian singer-songwriter Aldo Nova. Deis currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. As of February 2020, Deis is dating audio engineer Tara Lansing.[3]



  1. ^ "No more Deis?". The CKY Alliance. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  2. ^ Johnson, Kevin (2019-06-05). "Matt Deis Leaves CKY". No Treble. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
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