I've been working as a professional drummer since 1995. I left HM Royal Marines in 2004 to carry on being a freelance session drummer and percussionist. As a drummer based in Brighton, South East UK, I'm able to cover London, Surrey and Kent for shows, sessions, bands, functions. Available for UK and international tours.
Recent work has included touring on Wonderland the Musical, Alter Eagles tribute band, various big bands and shows around Brighton and East Sussex. I've recorded the Trees Ensemble album "Heart of Oak" last year on percussion.
My choices of equipment are these:
Vater Drum Sticks, Beater and Brushes
My kits are both Gretsch drums
Zildjian, with a couple of exceptions, are my cymbals of choice.
I've used Protection Racket cases from the very beginning and love being apart of their drumming family.
I use Roland Drums in my practice and live with sampling for shows.
My monitoring system
In Ear Monitors from
My favourite custom snare drum was made at Tiki Drums
Recently joined the Code drum heads family after being blown away by them on a test during show
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...)