Bio

Biography

ABOUT MATTHEW.GEAR

Matthew.Gear born in Perth, Western Australia, raised in Adelaide, South Australia and now living in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, is an Australian multi instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter and vocalist.

Matthew, born November 3rd 1988, developed an interest in music early in his childhood, inheriting his parents taste for pop and rock n’ roll during long family car trips over the vast Australian landscape. Later in his teens, his taste broadened to golden era hip hop, drum and bass, trance, edm and then as a young adult – psych rock, funk rock, jazz and blues.

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matthew.gear engineering at Yolŋu Radio. Image courtesy of Aris & Grimes.

Matthew began teaching himself guitar and music theory off of YouTube and Reddit at the age of 19 so that he could jam with his friends. From 2010, at 24 years old, Gear began his career in Adelaide’s alternative rock n roll scene as a founding member and songwriter of psychedelic funk rock group Flower Punch.The group achieved local success headlining numerous gigs as well as placing in Triple J’s Top 100 with their debut single “Afterglow” before disbanding late in 2015.

After the group’s hiatus, Matthew.Gear embarked on a solo career as a songwriter and producer. The next 2 years of his life were spent recording collaboratively on hip hop, house and edm tracks, whilst honing his skill set learning music production in a variety of South Australian studios.

Following that, he travelled to Los Angeles to VocalizeU to attend a song writing camp and perform live to titans of the music industry. It was a major event in the young artists life. Having networked with a variety of leading pop songwriters and world class performers whilst at the event, it granted Matthew the confidence and knowledge needed to take music production and songwriting more professionally.

As of 2022 – 8 years of producing various genres have resulted in a modern catalog where the artist has found his own sound by use of multiple instruments. Matthew is constantly writing and recording new material with a debut batch of works in the pipeline for late 2022.

Currently working as a songwriter and producer for a variety of independent artists, as well as playing bass in Mr. Chrisy Mertas, there is no genre out of the realm of Matthew.Gear’s abilities. You’ll never quite know what to expect next!