Growing up in Karratha, a small mining town in the Pilbara on Western Australia's Northwest coast. Matt’s first steps into music began when a kindly 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 books and old records. The rugged landscape and isolation of the Pilbara gradually infused itself into his songwriting and 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.
2005 saw the release of his debut self-titled album. This set the ball rolling….sometimes forwards….sometimes backwards. Always perfecting his songwriting and the craft of making a cohesive album of work. In 2009 he released 'The Blue Light Show' which was recorded at the prestigious 'Woodstock Studios', Melbourne.
Matt moved back to Perth in 2012 and built himself a home studio. His 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. From that studio came the EP '5 Songs' and 2014's album 'Are You Ready'.
With itchy feet, he hit the road again in 2015 and ended up back in good ol' Airlie Beach. Queensland had always been kind to Matt and has allowed him to get a foot in the door to the Festival circuit, with the opportunity to play at 2015's 'Airlie Beach Festival of Music', 'QBBBB Festival' and ' Beef to Reef Festival'.
2016 looks like a big year ahead with new music and more festival appearances already scheduled in. He may even make a youtube video….now that's scary….fancy keeping up with the times?
Oh Yeah! He drove across the Nullarbor again and is now back in WA.