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Matt Brown

Matt grew up in a household surrounded by music, his father having played in bands for over 30 years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Matt took up bass playing and never looked back.

Matt played in numerous bands through his teens, cultivating his unique style that combines rock, blues, jazz, and hip hop structures with a metal edge and aggressive tone.

Since joining Shoemaker Levee in 1998 he has travelled across multiple provinces and played on countless stages while helping to write multiple albums worth of material.

Matt draws influence from a wide range of musical styles, but some of his greatest influences include Justin Chancellor (TOOL), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Flea (RHCP), Tim Commerford (RATM), Peter Iwers (In Flames), Trent Reznor (NIN), Jaco Pastorius, Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Les Claypool (Primus et all), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Charles Mingus, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin/Them Crooked Vultures), and Jack Bruce (Cream).