Bio

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and academic, Matt Hill has spent many years in the music industry circus. He is perhaps best known for his delicate and beguiling keyboard lines with the group amphibian and has made numerous solo albums and collaborated with a myriad of artists.

Matt's latest solo album, Sombre Mountain, was recorded in multiple home studios during the 2020 lockdowns. Teaming up with some of the Northern Rivers' finest musicians including Scott Hills (The Flood, Graeme Conners) and Brett Canning (Missy Higgins, The Audreys), Matt has crafted a compelling and thoughtful new record.

Matt's previous album, Stars and the Moon and Satellites was nominated for the NCEIA Album of the Year award and Warm Keep Warm, won several NCEIA Dolphin Awards, including Best Album, Best Jazz Track and Best New Age Track. With amphibian Matt has made 4 albums, received Australia Council for the Arts support, toured to the UK and played major festivals. He was the composer and sound designer for the NORPA production Engine, and has produced soundscapes for internationally renowned media artist Grayson Cooke.

Based in the fertile creative hub of the Northern Rivers in NSW, Australia, Matt is a senior lecturer in Southern Cross University’s Contemporary Music program and has a doctorate in music composition. 

Checkout the music page to hear tracks or have a look at this academic research page