Matt Hobson

Drum Kit & Percussion

Musical Theatre, Big Bands, function bands, orchestras, singer-songwriters, concert bands...I've played in every ensemble you've heard of and some you haven't - carrots on a xylophone dressed as an elf, I kid you not! Ah, those heady Marines days.

My drums are my comfort zone. Playing for artists and ensembles, feeling that pressure of a show, or the buzz of an excited audience. This last year we've all missed that. I'm ready to get back to playing live more than ever. If you have a project and like what I do get in touch. If you don't see enough and what to know more, get in touch. If you perhaps want to talk about the finer points of the paradiddle, always happy for a good espresso and a chat about Mr Gadd. 

Recent playing work has included, Little Miss Sunshine the musical (European Tour); Wonderland musical (dep), Q The Music (James Bond Tribute) sessions and live performance; Portsmouth Pantomime; Alter Eagles tribute band; The Soultastics and some lockdown session work at home. The neighbours love me!

If you need a solid, musical and reliable drummer, or percussionist, for shows, touring and sessions contact me.

I drive big car and have enough room for a bass player too. I read to a high standard and play to click track. 


I've worked with Matt in the Alter Eagles, a six piece Eagles tribute band and found him diligent, accurate and reliable. He's a fast learner, reads well and listens to the rest of the band. Not all drummers do, you know..."

Rob Beattie - Alter Eagles

"Matt has the ability to make every situation musical, put any style or genre in front of him and he makes it his own. A true voice in music."

Eric Rupert - Band Leader - Fixer

"...a great guy and a great musician. You play with soul and feeling and you swing! I would be happy to work with you anytime, anywhere" 

Rodney Jones - Guitarist (Lena Horne, George Michael...)