Hailing from a musical family in Halifax, Yorkshire, Matthew enjoyed performing on stage from a very early age both singing and acting. In 1987 Matthew was awarded a coveted foundation scholarship to study voice at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied for five years specialising in Lieder; Art song and finally Opera.
Whilst based in London, Matthew worked extensively as a soloist throughout Europe and was in regular demand on the oratorio scene as well as in the opera circle, including performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Royal Albert Hall.
Matthew emigrated to Australia in 1995 and is celebrating twenty years of working with Opera Queensland since then, recent roles being Pontius Pilate in the highly acclaimed production of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and The Guide in Carmen.
Matthew enjoys travelling and has been involved in many regional tours with Opera Queensland including the recent tour of La bohème, in which he performed the role of the Sergeant whilst mentoring local chorus members across eight Queensland locations.
Matthew was proud to be able to work for Cricket Australia in the two most recent Ashes tours against England where he sang God Save the Queen not once but four times on TV throughout the series due to popular public demand. Most recently he performed at Suncorp Stadium for the Rugby League England vs Samoa test match.