matty hines

Saxophonist, Composer, Performer

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biography

Having lived and studied in over 8 countries including Australia, Korea, Guam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; Matt represents a melting pot of South East Asian influences. His taste for music began at the age of 8 years old studying piano, however the saxophone soon took over and became his primary passion. Matt’s exciting and fresh sound comes from his love of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk.

After graduating from Leeds College of Music in the summer of 2014, Matt began pursuing the musicians life, which has given him some enriching experiences. Some of the most memorable being; performing for dance label giants HedKandi and Ministry of Sound. He has also performed as lead alto for big band projects under the direction of Neil Yates, Noel Langley and Tim Garland. He has also shared the stage with Cory Henry, Spanky, Sharay Reed, Divinci and Taron Lockett at band on the wall in Manchester. Matt has also learnt from some of the worlds most renowned musicians Bob Reynolds, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalum, Will Vinson and Victor Wooten.

Matt is a regular on the Club music scene and has had residencies all over the U.K with brands such as Bar Fibre (Leeds), Rosso, Neighbourhood, San Carlo, Revolutions, the list goes on. He has also performed alongside Justin Bieber's official DJ Tay James. Matt has also done several International performances in Barcelona (Spain), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Baku (Azerbaijan), St Moritz (Switzerland), Hong Kong, Cebu (Philippines), Dublin (Ireland), Italy (Lake Como) and Istanbul (Turkey). In addition to this, Matt has also performed regularly for brands such as Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Sennheiser, W Hotels, Intercontinental, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, ao.com, Smirnoff, Belvedere, Westfields London and Louis Vuitton.

Matt is also a substitute player for the unique Hip Hop Big Band ‘Abstract Orchestra’ which feature musicians from Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Submotion Orchestra and Cinematic Orchestra. Current projects include the Emanuel J Burton Super Group, Hisoka and his own personal project.

Matt is a Java Saxophones artist and plays the Java alto saxophone SJ series R, meyer mouthpiece (refaced by Brian Powell), Rico Jazz Select reeds, neotech saxophone strap and AMT wireless microphones.