Matt has been playing guitar since the age of ten. He is the Bassist in The Kevin Russell Project and The Pinder Brothers. Matt released his first professional recording in 1994. He attended Sonoma State University as a Music Major. Matt’s band “The Pinder Brothers” were awarded “Best Local Band” in the 2007 KCRA Sacramento A-List competition. Matt was also a finalist in the LA Music Awards in 2006.
Matt teaches electric bass, upright bass, acoustic and electric guitar at Imagine Music Instruction in Roseville, CA. The genres he specializes in include; rock, folk, blues, country, pop and jazz.
Matt also happens to be the son of Michael Pinder, a founding member and bassist for the Moody Blues.