One of the most creative guitarists’s around” is how Mat has been described by several of his colleagues. His expressive approach to music making and abilities to adapt to many different musical environments have all been aspects that have kept this young musician busy for so long.
Mat’s approach to the improvisation, creation and interpretation of music, have all been factors that have led him to play all around Australia, in as diverse environment’s as playing Hip Hop in Parliament house Victoria, to a John Cage festival for Melbourne International Art Fest, to bush doofs in the middle of New South Wales and to Darwin Festival playing South American music on a man made beach.
Mat’s chameleon approach to music making has resulted in him performing and recording in many different styles of music. Some of these styles include Avant-Garde, Jazz, Blues, Cumbia, Carnatic, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, R n’ B, Disco, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Bossa Nova and much more.
Some festivals Mat has played at include Melbourne International Art Festival, Darwin Music Festival, Wangaratta Jazz and blues festival, Moomba, St Kilda festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Sydney Rd Street Party (Brunswick Festival), Rainbow Serpent Music Festival, Strawberry Fields Music Festival, Light in Winter (federation Square), Leaps and Bounds Festival, Darebin Music Festival amongst many more.
Mat has recorded electric, acoustic, lap steel, pedal steel guitars for many artists, some of these include: The Black Orchid String Band, So.Crates, Mojo Juju, Miss Colombia, Safire (BBA), Zii Music, TAZ-Temporary Autonomous Zone, Rat Child, Mariam Sawires, Sammy Owen Blues Band and much more as well as has recorded music for television series “idiot Box