about

I am a pianist and keyboard performer and writer. I regularly perform and work all around the world with many well known and many less well known artists, musicians, performers, producers and writers. I'm a performer and artist in his own right as well as being a writer of songs and instrumental music which have been used in various productions, adverts and media. I've performed on many occasions to some of the worlds most famous faces and I'm based in the south east of the UK. Of most recent note I've had the blessed experience to assistant musical director for the London production of David Bowie's "Lazarus" musical and similarly for Take That's Musical "The Band". Marking my first forays into the West End world.

For nearly the last ten years I've been the organ/keyboard player for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown joining the psychedelic "god of hellfire" on many interstellar experiences on and off stage....much to my betterment.

I've always had such love and affection for blues and New Orleans piano and have always taken such joy in playing it...hence I can be found playing with some of the worlds most well known blues artists and through extraordinary good fortune I've played with some absolute blues greats such as Allen Toussaint, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin, Joe Bonnamassa, Ronnie Wood, Dana Gillespie, Ian Siegal and far too many more to list.

Never one to pigeonhole myself I regularly play keys/synths for all kinds of musical projects. For 10 years I was the keyboard player for the truly excellent Fischer Z touring and touring and touring... In years gone by I've also been lucky enough to do shows with three no.1 Artists in Jamie Lawson, Sarah Blasko and Sandi Thom and soooo many other talented released artists such as the prog-folk Moulettes and a huge amount more.

And if all that isn't enough I'm regularly knocking about with The Swing Ninjas, The Atlantic Soul Orchestra and numerous other friends and collaborators on any number of musical meanderings....

I studied at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and am based in the south east of England. I hold an Australian passport too.

Be love and take care.

Matthew

May 2019