Northern Rivers based singer songwriter, Matt Hill, writes rolling and evocative songs drawing on a wide range of musical adventures. He has completed a PhD in music composition and performed at festivals and major venues throughout Australia and the UK with instrumental trio amphibian. Matt has performed in New York with the indie band Cow in Plaid, and spent time field recording in Japan.
Matt's recent 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 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.