Matt Watts

Model, Guitarist, Drummer, Pianist

New South Wales, Australia
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Audio

Drum Beats Demo

01Drum Beats Demo
02Alive
03Knock On Wood (Soul)
04Stoned In Love With You (Rumba)
05Love Quickstep Medley (Quickstep)
06Just The Way You Are (Pop Ballad)
07Brown Eyes Blue (Brushes)
08The Look Of Love
09Lady Is A Tramp (Quickstep)
010Stupid Cupid (50's)
11Kiss Me Honey Honey (Cha Cha)

Physical Attributes

Height:
177 cm / 5ft 10in
Waist:
81 cm / 32 in
Weight:
75 kg / 165 lbs
Eye color:
Blue
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
91 cm / 36 in
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2016
  • Relocating to Australia 2016/2017 : Music took a back seat whilst I applied for and completed my permanent resident visa for Australia.
2015
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Jewel' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
2014
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Jewel' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Epic' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
  • Disney Cruise Lines 'Wonder' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Spirit' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
2013
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Spirit' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines 'Norwegian Dawn' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
2012
  • Princess Cruise Lines 'Diamond Princess' : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Bv's and some lead Vox in Resident Duo 'Cover Stories'. Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Motown, R'nR, Jazz, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom.
2011
  • P&O Ferries 'Pride Of Brugge' : Drummer in resident band 'Atomic'. 3 Piece band - Singer, Guitar, Drums, with all tracks played to click. Playing Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Rock, Country, Reggae, Disco & Ballads.
2009
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines 'MS Balmoral' : Drummer in resident band ‘Masquerade’ playing Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Latin, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom (Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha...)
2008
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines 'MS Balmoral' : Drummer in resident band ‘Masquerade’ playing Pop (50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's), Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Country, Reggae, Swing, Latin, Disco, Ballads & Ballroom (Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha...)
2007
  • Resident Studios : Jan 2005 - Dec 2007: Studio Assistant, Relief Studio Manager and in-house session drummer
2002
  • Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) : Drums, Songwriting, Performance.
2001
  • Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) : Drums, Music Business, Performance.
  • 1996 - 2001: London Circuit : Played Drums in various original, cover and function bands across London as a permanent member, dep and session. Playing Blues, Funk, Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, Ska, Indie, Reggae, R n’ B, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul & Pop
  • 1991 - 2001: Harrow School For Young Musicians (HSYM) : Member for 10 Years: Drums, Saxophone, Percussion, Steel Pans in The Symphonic Winds, Philharmonic Orchestra, Steel Orchestra, Senior Band & Concert Band.
1998
  • Stanmore College : Composition, Production, Recording, Music History, Performance.
  • Royal Albert Hall : Harrow Young Musicians Concert: Played drums and Saxophone in the Symphonic Winds & Steel Band
  • Grange Hill (BBC) : Recorded and filmed a series of pieces, drums (studio and playback) and background acting
1997
  • Citizen 2000 (Channel 4) : Drums: Filmed over four weeks playing originals and covers, doing interviews, with concert and tour footage shown.
  • Barbican : Harrow Young Musicians Concert: Played drums and Saxophone in the Concert Band & Steel Band
1996
  • Royal Albert Hall : Harrow Young Musicians Concert: Played drums and Saxophone in the Senior Band & Steel Band
1994
  • Royal Albert Hall : Harrow Young Musicians Concert: Played drums and Saxophone in the Junior Band & Intermediate Band

Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Interested in TFP shoots, any kind of concept and location, studio or outside; head-shots, portrait, creative shoots, themed, alternative style shoots.

Lots experience in front of the camera as musician, though none specifically as a model. Able to ignore or focus on the camera as needed and willing to learn, be directed and do what it takes to turn the photographers ideas into reality.

Comfortable with my body and have no problem with implied nudity & artistic nudes. Tattoos on each wrist, upper left arm & shoulders (not visible with a long sleeved top) and gauges in each ear.

Music

Guitar ability

Expert


Drumming ability

Expert


Keyboard ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Backing vocals


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Jazz
  • Country

Influences: Queen, Foo Fighters, Reel Big Fish, Sublime, Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Rhcp, Johnny Cash, Lenny Kravitz, G'n'r, Weezer, James Taylor, Carol King, Srv, Jack Johnson, Jamiroquai, Jazz/blues Standards

See Also; 'Credits'

Over 15 years experience in both studio and live performance, playing in original bands, function bands & sessions at home and abroad, within a great number of styles of music; Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Country, Indie, Reggae, Punk, Ska, Swing, Latin, R n’ B, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Pop, Disco, Ballroom (Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha...) I am comfortable playing to click and reading music.

VENUES:

Amongst others; The Royal Albert Hall (1999, 1997, 1995), The Barbican (1998), The Royal Festival Hall (1998, 1996), The National Festival Hall (1997, 1996) The Elliot Hall (1997) And The Mean Fiddler, The Barfly, The Jazz Café, The Garage.

TOURS:

Holland, Italy, France, Germany, England & Scotland.

PLAYED & WORKED WITH:

I have had the opportunity to meet, play and work with many experienced individuals and companies throughout my years of playing, who among others include:

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper), Ralph Humphries (Frank Zappa, Sessions, Simpsons Theme Tune), Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie, Feeder), Ace (Skunk Anansie) Paul Geary (Spice Girls, Deseree, Sessions), Philip Bino (Steve Vai, Sessions), Pete Reiley (Republica, Sessions) Guy Barker (Jazz Trumpet), Tommy Mcquater (Jazz Trumpet), Steve Harley (Cockney Rebels), Beverly Knight, PP Arnold, Dr. Robert, Jocelyn Brown, Alexander Oneil, Faith SFX, Sir. Christopher Lee, Dermot Oleary (Presenter), Dave Goodman (Producer; Sex Pistols, Big Green Gathering), Chris Kimsey (Producer), Adrian Brown (Conductor, Arranger) Island Records, Sony, BMG, MTV, Disney, The Discovery Channel, BBC, ITV, Channel 4

DRUM GEAR; Pearl Session Masters 6 piece drumkit with Zildjian Cymbals;

10", 12", 14", 16" Toms, 24" Bass Drum, 14' Pearl Sensitone Snare.

8" Avedis Splash.
10", 12" A Custom Splashes.
16" Paperthin Crash.
16", 18.5", 20.5" A Custom Crashes.
14" Sabian B8Pro Cymbal.
17" K Custom Dark China.
20" Armand Custom 'Beautiful Baby' Ride
22" Z Custom Hand Hammered Ride.
13" Mastersound Hi-Hats.

Chimes, Various Hand Percussion; Bongos, Tambourine, Shakers etc

OTHER INSTRUMENTS
Alto Saxophone, Roland Stage Piano, Gretsch White Falcon, Tanglewood 6 String Acoustic, Backing Vocals.

OTHER GEAR
12 Track Desk, Speakers, Monitors, Mics, Stand & Cables - Full Set Up

OTHER MUSIC SKILLS
Sight Reading, Improvising, Transcription, Composition, Songwriting, Programming, Arranging, Recording.

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