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Artist Spotlight: Matt McGuire

by Verdine "Wolf" Daniels
Matt McGuire

Matt McGuire – DRUMS, DRUMS and MORE DRUMS!!!

Matt McGuire

I’ve been following this guy’s work on YouTube and every time he releases something, I always make it a point to check it out. Amazing drummer who has tons of energy and amazing diversity. I’m sure if you throw something at him, he’d be able to play it in a couple of hours.

Here’s a bit about Matt McGuire:

“My name is Matt McGuire.
Born on the 7th of August 1993, raised in Brisbane, Australia.
At the age of 6 years old, I unwrapped my first drum kit at Christmas & started playing along to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin & Phil Collins.
Little did I know, this is what I was born for.

Drumming for me is how I express my emotion & passion. It’s an incredible feeling to play in a way that captures the audience to feel what you feel. Exploring every genre thoroughly & keeping an open mind to new sounds, makes my playing unique with endless creativity.

Connecting to each piece of music i play is critical. It allows the emotion to flow & energy to ignite. Technique & visual performance whilst tastefully complimenting the music is the key to how I play. Performing with explosive energy & power leaves a mental signature to the audience in remembrance of my unique style.

Striving to push the boundaries & limits of drumming, I threw my social life away at a young age to focus on strict practicing & improving to one day become an icon playing with likeminded musicians & producers. Ever since I was pulled up on stage to play along side Ndugu Chancler (Michael Jacksons drummer) in 2004, provided me with ever lasting motivation to chase my dreams.”

Here are some of the videos that got me interested in this guy’s work.

You can find him here:

Facebook | YouTube

One comment on “Artist Spotlight: Matt McGuire”

  1. Maya Hiroshima Reply    February 12, 2016

    This is pretty rad 🙂

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