I write, produce, play and support all aspects of the music and entertainment industry.
30+ Years as a live and studio music professional, extensive live touring and music production, bespoke designed and built recording studio now available for booking.
Songwriting and music creation, artist development in my purpose built studio.
I entered the music industry working with the legendary Marty Wilde. Live Touring with The Internationally Aclaimed Robert Plant. Managed and provided audio sync services to BT Sports & Sky TV and have written music for some of the worlds most prestigious brands.
Coming from an idyllic creative home in the heart of a Cotswold stately home, my mum a singer, my dad a drummer, and my sister an artist, I quickly found my place behind the drum kit and was in my parents studio at every possible opportunity. Having the good fortune to gain access to the family home studio, I have always been surrounded by and surrounding myself with likeminded souls and enjoyed performing and playing music from about the age of 3 years old.
Family friends and parties always included musicians and artists, providing me with a huge range of influences and a constant stream of new and exciting music to listen to, from large arena shows to more intimate parties and everything inbetween..
Live Sound Engineer - Kris Barras Band, Marty Wilde, Kosheen, Skinny Molly, Mike Estes, Robert Plant, Apollo 440, Nile Rogers, Fields of Nephilm, Damon Johnson, Mike Tramp, Eric Martin, Mud Morganfield, Davina & The Vagabonds.
Audio Sync Services - BT Sport, Sky Sports, Channel 4, Monkey Kingdom, BBC, Syco, Endemol, MTV, National Geographic
Live & Studio Production - EMF, Young Kato, Robert Plant, Damon Johnson, SONY Music, Virgin Music, Pearl Music, Tama JP.
Advertising & TV - Hilton Hotels, Sky, Lexus, Canon, Alcatel Lucent, Channel 4
Drum Tech/Tour Support - Simon Phillips, Mike Mancini, Ricky Lawson, Omar Hakim, Mark Decloedt, Andy Edwards, Mark Richardson, Paul Kodish, Marty Wilde, Kim Wilde, Joe Brown, Jon Leighton, Slade, Suzi Quattro, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Shaking Stevens, Bucks Fizz, Robert Plant.
Is is often difficult to just 'Let It Flow' The red light goes on and we freeze... not the normal place, the pressure of budgets and costs get in the way of the creative process... I make projects cost effective, fun and productive. I have built the space I wanted as a musician and that is how I approach all projects. Click Here for Future Primate Studio.
The heart of my studio is a legendary Midas XL3, 40 channels of analogue joy, designed and built in the UK, this fully loaded console was apparently originally spec'd for U2's studio in Ireland, Midas consoles being the concert weapon of choice for many years. This is linked to Universal Audio Apollo & Focusrite A/D, giving a beautifully clean and warm signal path.
The large natural daylight live room has been designed to have no facing walls and measures up around 55 sqm, comfortably fits a band and translates to simply, 'just a great space to record in.' With direct sightlines and two way camera feeds through to the control and isolation rooms giving a spacious and creative feel to the workflow and the overall flow of the building.
The combined flexibilty of Hardware and Software during the creative process of writing and recording, a core Mac/UAD based system continues to grow, with SSL, Neve and API packages as standard, the usual Waves and Celemony products alongside an extensive personal sample library gathered up over the years of working alongside some industry trailblazers!
What clients and colleagues say about me....
“Working with Matt is an absolute pleasure. Not only does he quickly grasp what is required, he then works on the project diligently, effortlessly and always maintain complete professionalism. ”
“I've worked with Matt on a number of diverse projects, always on ridiculous deadlines, always to tight budgets and he delivered excellent results every time. He is enthusiastic, full of energy, engaging and helpful. Great engineer, talented producer, bloody good egg!”
“Matt was introduced to me when I was in creative control of a series of highly complex new media projects for an International mobile technology client. The desire to have music composed specially was there, but the timeframes, budgets and general doubts on deliverables were putting us off - until I met Matt. The brief to him was complex both in terms of the technical requirements, but also the the tone we needed the music to convey, meaning the brief needed to be carefully interpreted. Matt shone through not only in his ability to 'hit the spot' with the intangibles, but also his ability to hone and refine the technical delivery was great. We went on to collaborate on several very enjoyable projects and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Matt to anyone needing a score for a project. ”
“Matt is an experienced sound engineer with great ears and attention to detail. He has a wide knowledge of different mixers, speakers and microphones, allowing him to get the job done in any venue. Matt’s also very well prepared and organised with top quality equipment. He’s reliable and friendly... A pleasure to work with.”
Songwriting, Music, Recording, Production, Live Sound, Drum Tracks, Drum Programming, Advertising, Radio, Foley, Soundtracks, Podcasts, Vlogs, Social Media Video, Pre Production, Coaching, Education.
The lifetime value of a customer, many of my clients have returned again and again.
My new studio is designed to give access to the fastest route to your creativity.
I am happy to discuss your project and help you to deliver the very best you can be...
I play both acoustic and digital drums, Click trained and still got feel :)
I can help you see the wood through the trees, with writing, production and performance.
I am happy to be involved in all creative and live deliverable aspects of your music.
Drop me a line, let me hear you!!