Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another reason to attend Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013: Matchbox Twenty

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in New Orleans for its Convergence 2013 event. On March 21, 2013, Matchbox Twenty will be closing out the event, live from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Matchbox Twenty
From left to right: Paul Doucette (Drums), Kyle Cook (Banjo),
Rob Thomas (Piano/Lead Vocal), and Brian Yale (Bass Guitar)
Matchbox Twenty is an American pop rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Yale (bass guitar), and touring drummer Stacy Jones (drums).

Matchbox Twenty rose to international fame with their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (1996), which was certified diamond in the United States and multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Their second album, Mad Season, released in 2000, charted in the top three on the Billboard 200 and was certified 4x platinum in the United States. Their third album, More Than You Think You Are, released in 2002, was certified double platinum in the United States.

The band then went on hiatus in 2004, and rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor left the band in 2005, after performing on the first three studio albums. As a result, Paul Doucette took over rhythm guitar, and the band reunited and released a compilation album, Exile on Mainstream, in 2007, which was certified gold in the United States. After the release, former Push Stars drummer Ryan MacMillan filled Doucette's vacated drum spot. Matchbox Twenty then took another hiatus, but reunited again in 2010. The band released North, their fourth album, on September 4, 2012 which made it its debut at number one on the Billboard 200.

What are you waiting for? Register for Convergence 2013 now and don't miss the fun! Also, make sure you brush up on your Matchbox Twenty lyrics.

And now I leave you with one of my favorite Matchbox Twenty songs:

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

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