Matt D Forde


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Pro cruise ship drummer. Just signed off:hopefully, my last ship. Looking for a land gig. All styles, open hand, ambidextrous drummer. I have the ability to play solid multi-surface grooves with one hand while integrating percussion with the other. A very valuable (and budget saving) addition for those seeking a layer of percussion worked into their production. I have performed just under one thousand, 45 minutes sets consisting of multi-hundreds of songs from all styles, on-board cruise ships since 2014. I have averaged a practice routine of no less than 5 hrs per day since 2010. I attended Musicians Institute In 2012 and studied 10-12 hrs per day for 2 years. I have authored the first of a series of three books on ambidextrous playing titled Uncross/Unlock. I am a friendly, patient, team player always open to suggestions on how to improve a song. I am thin and still look young with no wrinkles! I don't rely on drinking or drugging to make it through the day. If you are a pro band looking for a drummer who can drive the music properly within the intended style, I'm your guy. I am ready to hit the road or play locally as long as there is a budget. Lets talk!

Screen name:
Matt D Forde
Member since:
Sep 28 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


As a 40 year player that is a long list. What do you want? We'll decide whether it's a good fit.

Instrument experience:



Two kits. 7 piece Pearl and 5 piece Tama.