HOME GAMES Matt Beckett and his Bicycles join Pony Up! at the Horseshoe (370 Queen West) tonight (Thursday, July 26). $10. 416-598-4753.
NICKNAME Matti, Mattimeatball, Meatball.
POSITION Vocals, guitar, tambourine, shakers.
TEAM MEMBERS Drew Smith (vocals, guitar, tambourine); Andrew Scott (vocals, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, tambourine); Dana Snell (vocals, drums). And a rotating roster of bassists - Ed Orso (Revival Dear) makes his Bicycles debut at the 'Shoe.
ROOKIE YEAR At age 10 appeared in The Challengers, a CBC made-for-TV movie about a kids' band, for which he lip-synched and played fake drums. First official gig happened nine years later, with his band the Yum-Yums.
STATS The Good The Bad And The Cuddly: The Interactive DVD Board Game (2007); The Good The Bad And The Cuddly CD (2006)
SPECIAL TALENTS Former star player on Brantford Warriors lacrosse team. Writer of weird commercial jingles that never get chosen. Amateur dream analyst. Also capable of uttering a loud and surprisingly macho-sounding yell (in emergencies or when drunk).