Born and raised in Frankfort Kentucky. Matthew was introduced to music by his mother singing along with the radio in the car. He started playing music in the Orph ensemble in third grade where he learned to play a mean recorder and a wicked xylophone. At the age of ten Matt joined the middle school band. He wanted to play the saxophone but the household had a trombone so he started on that. Matthew joined the Western Hills High School band and jazz band and played with both groups on some of Kentucky's biggest stages.
His career with this group featured collaborations with several world renowned artists. The jazz band backed up the immortal Doc Severinson at the University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts. Matthew's older brother Jeff was also an accomplished musician who started playing the bass guitar and this is when the funk started. Needing to be at least as good if not better than his older brother on the bass guitar, Matthew discovered how fun the world of non symphonic instruments could be.
Matthew has been playing the bass and guitar since then and has been in groups such as Chickenhead and Elvis Smith and currently with Soul Funkin Dangerous.
When you watch Matthew play you can tell that he is having an absolute blast. Matthew has been quoting as saying that his influences range from "motet to Motown". Always quick with a one liner or a punny statement Matthew likes to help people smile and it comes through in his music.