Since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005, Matt has established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and hard-working bass players in the UK. Based in London, he has performed worldwide and at many of the UK's most prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room, the Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, the King’s Place, the Barbican, and the O2 Arena.
As a band leader, Matt released his debut album ‘Thymos’ on Whirlwind Recordings in 2013. Featuring the talents of award-winning pianist John Turville, drummer George Hart, and guest appearances from saxophone superstar Jason Yarde, oud maestro Attab Haddad and percussionist Vasilis Sirikis, the album represents a substantial artistic statement of both compositional and improvisational chutzpah. The release was followed by an extensive UK tour, both of which were lauded by critics. The group continue to perform as a quartet and a 2nd album, entitled 'Mettā' is scheduled for release on 26th February 2016 on Whirlwind Recordings.
The seven extended originals of Mettā arise from an almost strategic, compositional plan which inspires engaging extemporisation from all players.
"I envisaged a sound encompassing the exotic flavors and emotions of Middle Eastern music with the jazz sensibility of improvisation on complex structures,"
The ‘MJQ Celebration’ is a coming together of some of today’s most celebrated UK jazz musicians, to pay homage to one of the most celebrated jazz ensembles of all time, the ‘Modern Jazz Quartet’