Matt was born in Antioch, CA on January 5th 1989. He started playing the drums at age 9 in the school band and continued in concert/jazz/marching band until the end of high school. He began to play and jam rock music with friends, however it was not drums he was playing. Initially, Matt really wanted to play guitar in a rock-n-roll band.
It wasn’t until 8th grade that he began playing drums in a hard rock band. His eighth grade band teacher would let me take home the schools drum set on the weekends. Matt played in various local bands in sacramento for a few years. When he was 15 he hooked up with a band called farewell unknown. Shortly after that they got a new singer and changed their band name to dance gavin dance. In the past 7 years they have released 1 ep, 3 lp’s and are about to release their 4th lp.