You may know him as the voice that emanates from your radio on 98 Rock, "WIYY," or you may know of his support for local music in Noise in the Basement, or, if you are lucky enough, he has selected "your lottery numbers." His simple, crisp, clear, defined voice is like liquid sex, and his genuine nature and integrity have earned him respect and admiration in the scene that he has tirelessly supported. His voice adds value to whatever he says, and if you are in a local band, when you hear him announce your name, you know what I mean. All life's events would be better with Matt Davis.
I compiled a list of 20 questions, some of which were submitted by the musicians that he supports, so sit back relax, and be prepared to laugh, as Matt Davis answers 20 questions!
1. Why did you decide to start NITB, and do you remember the first one and who played?
(Submitted by Ric Peters – The Perfects)
Noise in the Basement, the radio show, has been around since 1996. I had always wanted to incorporate a live show, and we did that in 2003. VooDoo Blue and All Time Low were the first bands to play Noise in the Basement Live at Fletchers, where we started.
2. Was Noise in the Basement your first major involvement with the local music scene?
I have always been involved with the local music scene...since I was a kid, first playing in bands and promoting shows. I have also always had a music show featuring unsigned artists at almost every radio station I have worked for, starting with 103.1 The Underground, WYSP-FM Philadelphia, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and now 98 Rock.
Do you have any future plans for organized involvement in the local or national music scene?
I plan on having an intergalactic organization!
3. If you were a stripper, what song would you dance to?
(Submitted by Dave Gascon – Adverse Attractions)
What do you mean IF I was a stripper?
4. Is "he" (Matt Davis) ever going to get a new haircut?
(Submitted by Josh Grosscup – Megosh)
I plan to follow the Josh Grosscup trends until both of our hair falls out, then a good coating of turtle wax.
5. How did you get the nickname, "The Silver Fox?"
(Submitted by On Standby)
I believe it was the Dalai Lama who gave me the name.
6. What was the name of your band when YOU played the scene?
(Submitted by Ken Weaver)
I'll just give you the names that I know you've heard of: Destiny's Child Molester, Butt-Horse, Sweatpants Boner.