|Starts||Wednesday, 14 February 2018 @ 6:00pm|
Growing up in Karratha, a small mining town in the Pilbara region on Western Australia's Northwest coast, Matt’s first steps into music began when a kind school teacher lent him an old guitar which had blown out the back of a 'Mini Moke', and a sheet of paper with a few chords on it. As time passed, he managed to get the odd lesson here and there when he could, but mainly taught himself to play from old books and records. The rugged landscape and isolation of the Pilbara gradually infused itself into his song writing and is subsequently reflected in his music. It's a hybrid blend of Roots, Folk, Blues and Alt Country.
Being somewhat of a nomad, Matt has spent much of his adult life coming and going here and there, mostly scratching out a living playing music or doing the odd ‘real job’ when times get a little tough. As such, he has performed in all the far flung corners of Australia.
In 2005 Matt released his debut self-titled album. All 12 original tracks were recorded at The White Room Recording Studio in Brisbane.
In 2009 he released 'The Blue Light Show' which was recorded at Woodstock Studios, Melbourne. The idea for the record had been in the back of Matt’s mind for about 10 years. It is an album with plenty of space and clarity and a definitive mood.
November 2012 saw the release of a new EP '5 Songs'.
Recorded in his spare bedroom studio, it's Matt's first foray into recording his own music and a big learning curve. He built the studio, bought the gear, learnt how to use it, wrote the songs and recorded the music.
2014 saw the release of the album 'Are You Ready', with Brad Walther on drums and Dj Davy on bass guitar. It's more of a band sounding album that builds upon Matt’s past work. The album was once again recorded in his spare bedroom studio in Perth, then mixed and mastered by Rob Grant at Poons Head Studios, Fremantle.
These albums are a labour of love for Matt. Entirely self-funded, he is proud to be an independent artist who is able to make the music he desires.
He currently resides in Airlie Beach, QLD.