Matt “Bizzaro” LeFevre
Matt “Bizzaro” LeFevre First picked up a pair of drumsticks at the age of eleven after finally convincing his parents he was bored playing piano. Up until then he was always fascinated by music, rhythm, and especially percussion. He had an acute ear and the ability to learn quickly. About a year after he started playing drums he naturally gravitated toward rock music. He cut his teeth on the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, and Metallica. In his adolescence his taste in music evolved as his passion for drums grew. His influences ranged from Latin, Rock, Reggae, Ska, Calypso, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Funk, and finally Progressive Metal. Matt Attached himself early on to drummers like Mike Mangini, John Bonham, Simon Phillips, Dennis Chambers, Greg Bissonett, Neal Peart, Mike Portnoy, and many others. He always found himself drawn into the complexities of rhythm and the use on odd meters and poly rhythms have always saturated his playing.
Through School Matt was always involved in any program that had anything to do with percussion. From marching band to the pit orchestra, Matt did everything. He always had a garage band to jam with after school. In the year 2000 he went into the studio for the first time to lay down some tracks with his high school friend Mckay Tebbs. Their Band Ecliptus recorded their album titled “Year of The Dragon”. In 2003 he went into the studio with Eve’s Garden and recorded “Mirror Mirror”. 2006 He recorded with Solo Guitarist, Chris Blakely a self titled instrumental album. 2007, Matt rejoined long time friend Mckay Tebbs, to record Mckay’s first solo project titled “The Way.” Matt played several shows spanning the state of Utah with Mckay, one show in particular was as the opening act for the Oak Ridge Boys during their Christmas 2007 stadium tour. This was a strange offer because the Mckay Tebbs Band did not play country.
In 2008 Matt responded to an ad, advertising for a drummer to step in fulltime, to the signed and licensed Progressive, Powermetal band Katagory V. Matt subsequently received 11 songs to learn and only a few weeks to do it. He rose to the challenge and did well enough in the audition to immediately receive an offer to join the band as a fulltime member, replacing the band’s original drummer of ten years, Matt Suiter. Because of the confusion distinguishing between the two Matt’s, Matt received to nickname Bizzaro, playing on the Superman story of opposing equals. Shortly after joining the band the band started to work on the band’s 5th studio album tentatively titled “Resurrect The Insurgence”, Due to release 2011.