Matt Owen and The Eclectic Tuba is an instrumental psychedelic space-funk group that originated on Mars and migrated toward Birmingham, Alabama in early 2012. The Eclectic Tuba takes the audience on a joy ride through the cosmos with trippy lights, ripping synthesizers, funky tuba loops, latin percussive grooves, and soaring saxophone solos. 2012 was an exciting inaugural year on Earth for The Eclectic Tuba - In May, the band came in 3rd place in the SonicBids: Road To Roo competition in which fans could vote for their favorite band to play the Manchester, TN festival. The tuba in the competition caught the eye of a few promoters, and the group was able to do an extensive East Coast tour of the US, traveling to Manhattan and back multiple times during the summer.
After the tour, The Eclectic Tuba was given multiple opportunities to open for fantastic acts including Maps and Atlases, Fishbone, New Fumes, Linear Downfall, and HOTT MT. Aside from the Eclectic Tuba, Matt performed with Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Carborro, NC on the "Theater is Evil" tour, and opened for her, and served on her Q&A Panel at SXSW 2013. Matt also performed with The Polyphonic Spree on their "Holiday Dream" show in Dallas, Tx. The Eclectic Tuba brings a show that is sure to captivate the minds of audiences everywhere while taking them on a quick trip to space!!!