Matt began his musical career at the age of 8 in Wakefield, playing the Drum Kit before moving to Orchestral Percussion. He has been teaching Drum Kit in schools for just over a year and has acquired Grade 8 in both Drum Kit and Orchestral Percussion (Xylophone, Timpani & Snare Drum). However, he also enjoys playing electric and bass guitar, along with the piano.
A jazz drummer by trade, he has also played with various different bands across Yorkshire; Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band and West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra amongst others. He was a key member of two successful ‘Music for Youth’ winning bands (Wakefield Percussion Ensemble & Greenhead Big Band), performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
He is also a Music Centre leader, supporting young percussionists in Minsthorpe every Saturday. Within this role, he conducts and writes original scores for his Percussion Ensemble who have played at various events around West Yorkshire, including Wakefield Theatre.