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|Born||December 13, 1983|
Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S.
Matt Deis (born December 13, 1983) 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.
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.
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."
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. 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.
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.
- All That Remains – This Darkened Heart (March 2004) – bass and piano
- The Autumn Offering – Revelations of the Unsung (July 2004) – piano on "Revelations"
- CKY – Live at Mr. Smalls (2007) – bass
- CKY – Carver City (May 2009) – bass on "Hellions on Parade", "The Boardwalk Body", "Imaginary Threats", "Karmaworks", and bass/keyboards on "Stripped Your Speech"
- CKY – The Phoenix (June 2017) – bass, synthesizers
- CKY – Too Precious to Kill (2018) – bass, synthesizers