Music has been the other force. At 6 he was playing the piano, studied music until 20, created a gospel choir at 17 in his home church, formed JTM Band in 2004 with friends and they did 4 albums, toured across Europe and Canada.
His 2013’s solo album – ‘Un Coin de Paradis’ (‘A Corner of Paradise’) – resulted in Matt being approached and signed by a mainstream French label, and opened doors for him to play in an array of secular venues, on national radio and tv.
His 2015 solo album ‘Noirs et Blancs’ (‘Black and White’) which won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Angels Music Awards in France. “It was a big challenge for someone who just wrote worship songs. But I've been blessed to see new connections with people who are not attending church on Sundays, for my music to give them love, joy and hope.”
Today, in 2017, Matt released a third solo album with INTEGRITY MUSIC, ‘Resistance’. The songs are the result of efforts by Matt and his wife Sarah to encourage unity in the church throughout Europe.