Previous bands: Guns n Maiden, Soulweaver, Red Hot Silly Peppers, Fearbreeder, The Junk Puppets, The Guards, Dead Horse, Smudj, Cambridge Concert Orchestra, Driver, Axl vs Slash, Davis, Monochrome, Fire and forget, Terrorformers, Nice guy Dave and dozens of ‘dep’ gigs for local bands.
Favourite bands: Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Helloween, Stratovarius, Dream Theater, Overkill, Avantasia, Annihilator, Faith no more
Artist influences: Clive Burr, Nicko Mcbrain, Lars Ulrich, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Thomas Lang, Dave Weckl, Joe Morello, Greg Bissonette, Mike Mangini.
Matt started playing drums at an early age, predominantly self-teaching for around 10 years playing along to records and tapes and watching concert videos, then took lessons with Paul Francis (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Geno Washington, Gibert O’sullivan) for getting on another 10 years, taking Guildhall grades and vastly expanding musical styles. Over the years attended many drum clinics from top drummers around the world and had the odd one off lessons from a handful of them, hosted 2 clinics, wrote an article on tuning for Sound on sound magazine, wrote 2 tuition books and taught students in schools and privately.