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Matt Davis (1976 - August 10, 2003) was most notably the lead vocalist and guitarist for the post-hardcore outfit Ten Grand. Davis was an accomplished guitarist, bold vocalist, and was also known to be gentle and personable off-stage. He was especially known for giving bear hugs. Davis formed numerous bands in the Iowa City, Iowa area. Most notably were Brazil, Only Ten Between Us, and Ten Grand. Being of African-American descent in a largely white population he had a unique perspective. His Black identity was featured along with other Black rockers in the film Afro-punk. Matt's younger brother Dan Davis, also a musician, plays in the group Sunshine Viper. Murder by Death, a band from Bloomington, Indiana, created a tribute 7" in his honor.

Davis died of a fatal heart attack.

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