Born and based in South London, Matthew started playing guitar at the age of 7. Through school he progressed through classical, acoustic and electric guitar, playing in rock bands, big band jazz, musicals and laterly starting to teach. Upon finishing school he enrolled at the prestigious Academy Of Contemporary Music, Guildford.
Whilst studying under musicians such as Frank Trontoh (drums) and Giorgio Serci (guitar) he continued to take on his own students and perform accompanying vocalists and pop/rock groups.
Since graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Music Performance Matthew has continued building his experience working with different styles of singers, playing in function bands and developing as a solo act.
- solo function act (guitar & vocals)
- accompanying guitarist for St Paul's Opera singers
- second guitarist for Tom Taylor Biggs
- accompanying guitarist for pop vocalist Carli Ward
- N YJO London
Fender Stratocaster (Japanese) Gold/Mint Green 1962 Re-Issue
Gibson Les Paul (American) Cherry Sunburst 2021
Fender Deluxe 90' DSP
Vox Valvetronix AC-30 FX
Vox Valvetronix ToneLab ST
ElectroHarmonix Big Muff Nano
Boss RC-30 Dual Track Loops Pedal
Boss FV-500H Foot Volume Pedal
Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal
Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Pedal
Aria ACH-1Chorus Pedal
Aria AFZ-1Fuzz Pedal
Martin D-28 1971
Logic Pro X