an original member of Deep Six, (the precursor of Six) has been playing
drums in various bands since 1977. A self-taught drummer, his inspiration
to play the drums came from seeing Ringo Starr of the Beatles playing on
television. "He (Ringo) looked like a nice guy and had an unpretentious
Mat has only owned two drumsets in his career, a set of
Pearl drums with a red sparkle finish and a vintage Ludwig set, with a grey
marble finish, similar to Ringo Starr's Beatle kit. "Before I had a
drumset, I made myself a pair of drumsticks in woodshop out of a pair of
Mat has been a member or sat in a number of bands since
he picked up the sticks, Middle Earth, Six (Deep Six), Ivan Pavlov and the
Salivation Army, Skin Flower, Mr. Largebeat Existance, Joe and Out, two
other Mr Largebeat bands and currently the Six Foot Poles. In the Six Foot
Poles, he's considered the comedian of the group, with his humorous asides
and voice characterizations.
"I originally wanted to be in bands for the money,
women and fame, then I discovered I really enjoyed playing in a band."