Matt grew up in the 80’s and was initially inspired by bands like Guns & Roses and Bon Jovi. Though he never quite fitted into the whole hair metal scene so decided to pave his own path. He played in bands throughout his teens, even getting scouted by a number of top-class labels and management companies. His early band Smackwater Jack was formed in the early 90’s and gained much critical acclaim before coming to a halt in the mid 2000’s. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matt decided to pick his guitar back up. After two months of rigorous writing, he came out with thirty odd tracks, much of which went onto his first full-length album as a solo artist “Because We All Want To Escape”.