Growing up a in musical household, I found a love for music and production very early in my life. My dad was a master pianist and former Kurzweil product designer, so I was very blessed with enthusiastic parents who supported the arts as a career and helped to provide the training and resources necessary for such a path. I was also very fortunate to receive an education in a school system renowned for its music and arts programs. In addition to private classical instruction, I was able to participate in one the the regions top marching and concert programs at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. It was there that I got to experience winning a 5A state championship medal, perform as a finalist in several regional and national Bands of America sanctioned competitions, and even march in a presidential inauguration parade. I was also a member of the 1995 South Carolina All State Jazz Ensemble. Around the turn of the millennium, as the PC was emerging as a new household standard and the internet was becoming more accessible, my interests turned to the developing trend of Digital Audio Workstation and Virtual Studio Technology software that was now evolving very quickly. While I saw this as a way to produce my own music, I had only a little previous experience with audio. So I went to work for local production company ACS Sound and Lighting based in Columbia, SC in an effort to learn all the basics. I would spend the next year training and working in various disciplines such as theater and stage production, corporate A/V, press conferences, sporting events, house of worship production, and audio installation. In the summer of 2001, I moved to Myrtle Beach to take a job with the House of Blues. It was there that I would discover his passion for front of house and monitor audio engineering. As well, I was immediately presented with the opportunity to work with countless major label artists as well as some of the best up and coming talent in the country. I worked for 3 years as the full time house engineer. During that time, I also performed as a drummer and percussionist for various house events. I began my full time career in musical theater in the spring of 2004. I would spend the next 8 years working for Gilmore Entertainment (the Carolina Opry & Tribute the Concert) as an engineer and performing as a drummer. In addition, I continued to work part time with the House of Blues, teach music privately and freelance in audio production and music performance. In May of 2014, I joined the cast of Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach and would spend the next 5 years performing as the drummer in the house band. I also wrote and arranged show content as well as recorded and mixed audio for video post-production. I am currently designing, installing and servicing audio and video systems for Sound Systems Inc. in Myrtle Beach. I continue to perform as a live and studio session drummer part time and offers my services in live audio mixing, recording, editing and mastering, training in live production, stage management & logistics, event planning & project coordination, live audio integration for Windows & networking environments, training in percussion performance and basic music theory, and product/service presentation.
- Matt Davis