Matt was born and raised in Cornwall, and after trying out a variety of musical instruments, he eventually settled on the trombone

Matt graduated from the RNCM in 2002 winning the Terrance Nagle Prize for Trombone and worked as a freelance musician in Manchester, with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004 he was appointed Co-Principal Trombone of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa.

Returning to the UK in 2006, Matt continued to work as a trombonist, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He toured the UK with theatrical productions of Guys & Dolls, Anything Goes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Scrooge and Evita.

In 2012, Matt returned to his roots in Cornwall, where he works closely with organisations such as South West Music School, Cornwall Music Service Trust, and with fellow associate, Patrick Bailey on a number of different large scale projects including the Eden Project & The Minack Theatre. In 2023 he has been working with recording artists, Sam Redmore, Eyes of a  Blue Dog and Lack of Afro.

He is currently the conductor of Truro Sinfonia, Musical Supervisor of Lesykn Kernow, and Symfoni Kernow and he is proud to be an Associate Musician of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.