Meet Matt Furness

Matt Furness performing at The 100 ClubBased near Norwich, Norfolk Matt has been playing drums for over twelve years, and having passed his Rockschool Grade 8 exam with a distinction at 14 years of age has been gigging extensively since then with a wide range of professional musicians, playing a variety of musical genres. He also teaches the drums on a private basis and in schools.

Matt is an accomplished session drummer and competent sight reader. He believes that this is an essential requirement as whether you are working in a studio or live the need to read can come up at any time, saving the artist time and money by reducing the need for extensive rehearsals. All of Matt’s students are taught to read music from the very start.

With a great sounding kit Matt is regularly told he has real good time and feel in his playing, with or without a click. He has played as a pit musician for theatre productions of Grease, 9 to 5, Hairspray, Little Shop Of Horrors and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. In addition he has performed at functions for professional Championship footballers and extravagant weddings among others, whether in theatres or at private estates.

He has also played at the famous 100 Club, Upton Blues Festival and the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, with performances HRH Blues scheduled soon.

Matt is a member of the Musician’s Union having Public Liability insurance for his drumming business and is available as a session drummer throughout the UK. In addition, he has a clean updated enhanced DBS check in place.

If you are looking to hire Matt for your project please see his online drumming CV for further details.

Read Matt’s CV

Please note that currently Matt is not set up yet to provide an online session drumming service.