2017 All England Masters International Champions
Matthew started playing the euphonium, aged 7 when he began lessons in his primary school. He quickly joined Rochdale Music Service and became a member of the Rochdale Junior Brass Band, for whom he played for in the Birmingham Symphony Hall at Music For Youth.
Matthew started having his lessons at the music service, first taught by Steve Walsh and then Ben Dixon. During his time there, he progressed through the ranks of the Junior Band and Intermediate Band, before joining the Rochdale Youth Brass Band aged 11. Since then Matthew has also become a member of the Rochdale Youth Wind Band and has been on tours of Belgium and Germany with the service.
In 2018, Matthew decided he wanted to develop his playing by joining an adult band, and in March he joined Milnrow Band on second euphonium.
Currently Matthew is the second euphonium player of Milnrow Band and is also the principal euphonium player of Rochdale Youth Brass Band and wind band. Matthew also plays in the Music Service fanfare team!