Matt was born in Birmingham and raised in a creative household. His parents are both artists and musicians. Growing up he was surrounded by music and puppets as his father was a puppeteer, carving characters for the world renowned Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre at the MAC directed by John Blundall. He attended Stage Two Youth theatre throughout his teenage years where he performed in many plays (Equus, Faustus, Godspell, Midsummer Nights Dream, the Crucible…) before moving to London and attending Arts Ed drama school where he graduated with a degree in acting in 2006.
Immediately after graduating Matt successfully auditioned for the role of Buddy in the Buddy Holly story and went on to star in the show to great acclaim leading the show on a number one UK tour which then transferred to the Duchess Theatre for 18months.The production was nominated for Best West End Revival at the Whatsonstage awards. Consequentially he was invited to Buddy's home town of Lubbock, Texas where he portrayed the musical legend one more time and received personal accolades from Buddy's own family and was made an honorary citizen of Lubbock, Texas.
Following his success as the bespectacled rock’n’roll icon, his acting career has led him to perform alongside Kate O’Mara and Derren Nesbitt in Lord Arthur Savilles Crime (an Oscar Wilde adaptation) and then onto star in the international Broadway hit Jersey Boys as another musical legend, Bob Gaudio. He was nominated for Best Takeover in a role in the WhatsOnStage awards and performed at the Prince Edward Theatre in Londons prestigious West End for two years.
In 2014, (dying his hair bright ginger for the part) he created the role of Outspan Foster (the hot headed guitarist) in the original London cast of the Commitments, directed by Jamie Lloyd. He then appeared as the principal role of Michael on the epic concept album of new musical Paradise Lost by Lee Ormsby and Jonathan Wakeham.
After a time workshopping new writing Matt was cast in the original UK tour of Million Dollar Quartet as the 'Father of Rockabilly' - Carl Perkins and toured the UK, New Zealand and India to sold out audiences. His debut rockandroll album was released at the same time.
As well as a trained actor Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and a professional voice artist.