Brass Monkeys — brass quintet
Performing primarily seasonal and holiday fare, the Brass Monkeys can transport any holiday event to another level. They'll add some traditional German polkas to an Oktoberfest party, create a Christmas carol singalong at a holiday fundraiser, or add some brass to a wedding or religious service.
Matthew played tuba in the 2018 premiere of Eric Farber’s experimental opera The Parade Ground at the Fresh Ground Pepper Festival. The show began in a theater and took the audience on a parade to the end of a pier in the Hudson Rive. Matthew played tuba, sang, and did some basic acting in the production.
Matthew is featured on the song “The Great Unknown,” from Petite Celine’s 2019 album Man Made Fire. He recorded the track in a studio in Brooklyn, and performed it live at the record release show.
The 2018 single, “…Don’t Mind if I Do!” from Matt DeMello and the Significant Looks features Matthew on trombone. The track was recorded at Indaba Music in Queens, NY.
Additionally, Matthew wrote brass lines and recorded trombone parts for several tracks from the self-titled debut album from Massachusetts brother band Freres Lapierre.