'Rhythmically assured, confidentley played and hugely pleasing' - Jazz UK



'Sizzling brush work' - Downbeat



'Incredible' - Blues and Soul Magazine




Matt Fishwick is one of the first call drummers in London. He was born in Manchester, United Kingdom along with his identical twin brother, Trumpet player Steve Fishwick, in 1976. Becoming interested in music at a young age he quickly devoured his Dad's record collection of Big Band jazz, Classical music and Pop/Rock music before discovering the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Receiving his first drum kit at age 11 Matt entered the thriving Manchester jazz scene a few years later, together with Steve, playing his first professional gigs whilst still in his early teens.

In 1994 Matt left Manchester to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Here he met many like minded musicians that have since made an impact on the London Jazz scene and internationally. They included Tom Cawley, Gareth Lockrane, Orlando Le Fleming, and, perhaps most significantly, Tenor Saxophonist Osian Roberts. It has been with Osian that both Matt and Steve have continued to work most closely, playing many gigs together and recording on Osian’s record label ‘Hard Bop Records’.

Matt also had the opportunity to work with many other great musicians on the London scene including Mike Carr, Dave Cliff, Jim Mullen etc. as well as visiting Americans such as Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Kenny Davern, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, John Goldsby, Michael Moore, Randy Sandke, Warren Vache, Allan Vache, Phil Flanigan, John Colianni, Ken Peplowski, and many others.


From 2004 to 2009 Matt lived in New York, Playing and working with many great musicians including Frank Basile, David Wong, Joe Magnarelli, Jeremy Pelt, John Colianni, Adam Birnbaum, Frank Wess, Bob Cranshaw, Joe Wilder, Cedar Walton, Peter Washington, Joe Cohn, Dmitri Bayevsky, Harry Allen, Sean Smith, Jay Leonhart, Sacha Perry, Anita O'Day, Mike Karn, and Earl May amongst others. He performed at many venues in NYC including The Iridium, Smalls, Fat Cat, The Rainbow Room etc. and, with the John Colianni Trio, on the TV show 'After Hours' on MSNBC.

In 2009 Matt returned to London where he now leads his own quartet and co leads a band with Steve Fishwick.