As a sideman for hire, you can book Matt for recording sessions, touring, instructional clinics or gigs.


Endorsements

"Matt takes everything I throw at him and makes it sparkle. His drumming is rock solid, on-the-click accurate and at the same time tasty and thoughtful. He makes my job easy!"

- Eric Barfield, Music Director, Producer, and Nashville Sideman



Gear

Matthew performs on a DDRUM acoustic kit, Saluda cymbals, Vater drumsticks, Evans drumheads, Pearl and Gibraltar hardware and Shure electronics.


Drums:

ddrum Dominion DuoFade 6-Piece Maple Kit

  • 10x7 Tom
  • 12x7 Tom
  • 14x12 Floor Tom
  • 16x12 Floor Tom
  • 20x20 Cannon Kick Drum
  • 13x7 Snare Drum


Cymbals:

Saluda - Glory Cymbals

  • 14" Medium Hi-Hats
  • 17" Medium Crash
  • 18" Medium Crash
  • 21" Dark Ride
  • 10" Dark China Splash


Drum Heads:

Toms - Evans EC2 SST Clear

Snare - Evans HD Dry

Kick - Evans EMAD2 Clear


Drumsticks:

Vater - Chad Smith Signature Series Funkblasters 


Hardware:

Gibraltar Chrome Series Power Rack

Pearl P-2002BL PowerShifter Eliminator Double Kick Pedal

Pearl H-1000 Hi-Hat Stand

Pearl S-1030 Snare Stand


Electronics:

Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Rhythm Coach Metronome

Homemade switch pedal with Start/Stop and Memory Up and Down to control DB-90

Shure Performance Series PGDMK6-XLR Drum Mics

Shure SE535-CL In-Ear Monitors

LIVE & STUDIO SESSIONS