"Yamaha drums are the most consistent and melodic drums I've ever played. Yamaha drums always sound great in the bar, the big stage, or the studio. I can always count on Yamaha to help me lay down the groove."Matt's love of music started at the age of 5 while playing the bongos listening to records with his parents. Artists like Perez Perado, Tito Puente, Harry Belefonte, Johnny Cash and Tom Jones were always spinning on the record player. By the age of 10, Matt was learning his rudiments in a marching and concert band. Some of Matt's influences include Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker, Michael Shrieve, Keith Moon, Billy Cobham, and Manu Katche.
Matt's solid groove and his visually exciting performance has created a demand for his appearance in many different artists' recordings, videos and tours. ie: Loverboy, Streetheart, Tom Cochrane, Bryan Adams, Kim Mitchell, Colin James and many other talented musicians. Loverboy is currently working on a 25th Anniversary CD set for release in 2004. This recording will introduce fans to long awaited new material. Matt will use the latest Maple Absolute Nouveau for the next Loverboy recording. He will continue to share his wealth of experience and knowledge to drummers by way of clinics, one-on-one sessions, and magazine articles. His ability to remain current and "hip" is only paralleled by his passion and energy for performing on the drum kit.