Matt Thomas

The Joy Formidable

Matt Thomas

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About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2010

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliations
The Joy Formidable
Scott Matthews

Website
www.mattthomasdrums.com

Follow Artist

„I’ve been with Paiste for over ten years now & would not even think of playing another brand!“

Setup

Matt Thomas

Cymbals listed from left to right

10" Signature Splash
15" Twenty Hi-Hat (discontinued)
20" 2002 Crash
24" 2002 Ride
22" 2002 Crash
18" 2002 China

Videos & Pics

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Biography

I started playing drums at the age of four & delighted my parents with all manner of loud bangs & crashes throughout the day. Eventually I started getting pretty good, so they got me a few drum lessons. I kept practicing as I went through school & eventually decided that drumming was to be my career. I moved to London & studied for a degree in Popular Music Performance. Whilst studying I completed a few studio sessions for various artists including Scott Matthews, who subsequently won the Ivor Novello award for songwriting. A few years later I decided I wanted to join a band & be part of something bigger, so auditioned for every band I could find. The Joy Formidable were one of those bands. I loved their music & knew we were all highly motivated to succeed in the music industry. It was a big risk, because they were a very new band at the time. We’ve been a band for over eleven years now & recently released a ten year anniversary record. How time flies!

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds