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Matt Simmonds


Band to Join.


Hi my name is Matt, i'm from Wellingborough. I've being playing just over 7 years now, I started between moving from GCSE to A-Level's. Now i've finished my degree i'd really like to get more involved in music. While I don't have any formal certificates or anything like that, I think I can play to a fairly decent standard, take a look at my videos and mp3 :). I'm looking ideally to join an established band rather than form my own. My biggest influence without a doubt is the late great Gary Moore, which his seminal 'Parisienne Walkways' started off my musical journey. I enjoy listening to and playing various types of music all the way from 'The Shadows' to the polar opposite of Megadeth and everything in between. Take a look at my influences section to get better idea.

Check me out on youtube at:

Screen name:
Matt Simmonds
Member since:
Dec 04 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


In no particular order: Gary Moore, Santana, Toto, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Megadeth, Metallica, After Forever, Within Temptation, Thin Lizzy, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brother, Eric Clapton, The Shadows, Aerosmith, Orianthi, Steve Vai, Peter Green/ Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Lacuna Coil, Rainbow, Foreinger, Firewind, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Halestorm, Jeff Beck, Whitsnake, Paramore, Queen. And still many others.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


Guitars: Warmoth (Partscaster), Vintage Lemon Drop Les Paul, PRS Santana SEII
Amps: Blackstar HT5RS, Guitar Rig Pro 4
Effects: Vox Saturator, Boss Multi-effects, Marshall Jackhammer, Boss Tuner, Handwired Boost
Mics: Shure SM58 and PG57
I also own an M-Audio Fast Track USB and Mixcraft 5 recording software.