"Nothing's more important to me during a show than making each person in the audience feel like they're a member of the band, you gotta get everyone involved. No point in just standing there! If I don't come off dripping with sweat then I haven't worked hard enough," says Matt, "For me it's key that everyone goes away from the show feeling a little better than when they walked in. Might sound cheesy, but ain't that the point of music?”
His anthemic single ‘Rock n’ Roll Christmas’, won the Thomann International Christmas Song Competition, received BBC airplay and earned over 8,000 hits on Peach’s Youtube in just a week.
This was followed in June 2017 with the release of his single ‘Now’ featuring Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard guesting on Drums (Lily Allen, Joe Strummer, Robbie Williams) and James Stevenson on guitar (The Cult, The Alarm, Kim Wilde, Generation X). The video for ‘Now’ aims to raise awareness of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, the world’s leading music against cancer charity. All profits from this single go to LHS.
’Now’ went on to receive nationwide airplay and was quickly followed onto BBC Introducing by his personal favourite ‘Blue Skies’.