Drummer, songwriter, and producer Matt Chamberlain is an in-demand performer and studio musician whose eclectic talents found him working in various genres from rock to classical, jazz, and the avant-garde.
He has played on albums/tours by David Bowie, Fiona Apple, Neko Case, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Soundgarden, Bill Frisell, Robert Fripp, Tori Amos, Morrissey, Phantogram, George Clinton, Mike Watt, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, A Perfect Circle, Willie Nelson, Frank Ocean, Elton John, Brad Mehldau, Randy Newman, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and many others. Additionally, Matt has done soundtrack work with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Jon Brion.
Along with his freelance work, Chamberlain has kept busy with his own projects, including founding the genre-bending instrumental outfit Critters Buggin’ with saxophonist Skerik, bassist Brad Houser, and vibraphonist/percussionist Mike Dillion.
In 2005, he made his solo debut with Trey Spruance’s Web Of Mimicry label. He then helped to create Floratone with guitarist Bill Frisell and made 2007’s Floratone 1 and Floratone 2 in 2012. In 2012, he also released his follow up solo record, Company 23 on his own Yanki Arc Record Label. Chamberlain was also a founding member of the Improvisational group, “The Slow Music Project” with Bill Rieflin (Keyboards,Electronic drums), Robert Fripp (Guitar), Peter Buck (Guitar), Hector Zazou (synths) and Fred Chalenor (bass). Chamberlain then paired with pianist Brian Haas for the 2013 album Frames, which showcased the duo’s genre-straddling mix of instrumental jazz, avant grade classical music, and experimental rock. In 2016 Chamberlain and Haas returned with their second collaboration, Prometheus Risen. In 2016, Chamberlain also released his third solo record, Comet B on his own Yanki Arc Records.