Drummer, Composer, Producer



Drummer Matt Chamberlain is a Composer, Producer and Studio Musician whose eclectic talents find him working in various genres from rock to classical, jazz, and the avant-garde. He has appeared on albums/tours by David Bowie, Fiona Apple, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Soundgarden, Bill Frisell, Robert Fripp, Tori Amos, Morrissey, Phantogram, Kanye West, David Torn, Bruce Springsteen, Rufus Wainwright, Perfume Genius, Noel Gallagher, Neko Case, John Mayer, Miranda Lambert, Frank Ocean, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Brad Mehldau, Danny Elfman, Keith Urban, Randy Newman and many others, as well as soundtrack work with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Jon Brion. He started the genre bending group Critters Buggin in 1992 with Skerik, Brad Houser and Mike Dillon. They have released 8 records and a live DVD of their performance at Warsaw Summer Jazz Days.

In 2005, he made his solo debut with the eponymous Matt Chamberlain album on 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 on bass..In 2014 he played with Soundgarden for their world tour.. In 2016 Chamberlain also released his third solo record, Comet B on his own Yanki Arc Records.


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Records/Soundtracks as a Sideman


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2019 Monkeytree- Mitchell Froom-Drums

2019 Freya Ridings -Freya Ridings- Drums, Drum Engineering

2019 Lewis Capaldi- Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent- Drums

2019 Six60- The Greatest (single)- Drums, Percussion

2019 Bruce Springsteen Western Stars Drums, Percussion

2019 Jedd Hughes- West- Drums, Percussion, Engineering

2019 Joshua Radin- Here Right Now- Drums, Percussion, Electronics

2019 Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra Drums, Percussion

2019 Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride Drums

2019 Echo In The Canyon (Soundtrack) Drums, Percussion

2019 Johnnyswim Moonlight Drums, Percussion

2018  Chris Cornell (Box Set) Drums, Percussion

2018  Blake Mills  Look  Metal, Gongs, Percussion

2018  Interstate Gospel  Pistol Annies Drums, Percussion 

2018   Mandy Jóhann Jóhannsson [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Drums, Percussion

2018  My New Moon  Amos Lee

2018   So sad so sexy Lykke Li Drums

2018  Bridges   Josh Groban Drums 

2018  Eat the Elephant  A Perfect Circle  Drums 2018 

2018  Johnny Hallyday Mon pays c'est l'amour  Drums, Percussion

2018  Hell-On Neko Case  Drums, Percussion 2018 

2018  Motown Magic [Original TV Soundtrack] Drums 2018 

2018  Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin Drums 2018 

2018  Rocket Edie Brickell / Edie Brickell & New Bohemians  Drums, Percussion 2018 

2018  The Mountain Dierks Bentley Drums, Percussion, Programming

2018  Smallfoot [Soundtrack] Drums 

2018  Tag  [Soundtrack]  Drums

2018  Incredibles 2   [soundtrack} Drums

2017   Mike Dillon Life Is Not a Football  Composer, Drum Engineering, Drums

2017 Semper Femina Laura Marling Drums

2017      Dark Matter  Randy Newman  Drums, Percussion

2017 Beginning of Things Charlie Worsham Drums, Percussion

2017 Heart Break Lady Antebellum  Cymbals, Drums, Percussion, Programming

 2017       Beathoven Electric Beethoven / Reed Mathis Composer

2017 Letterbox Marie Miller Drums

2017        Logan {soundtrack) Drums   

 2017      Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle {soundtrack} Drums

 2017       Olaf's Frozen Adventure (Short)  Drums

 2017      Cars 3  {soundtrack}  Drums

2016       MATT CHAMBERLAIN "Comet B"  Drums, Percussion, Synths, Engineering, Main Composer

2016     Moana Soundtrack Drums

2016      Chris Cornell -Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series "Stay with me baby" – The Essentials: Best of Season 1

2016      Frogtown   Anthony Wilson Drums, Percussion

2016 Black Cat Zucchero Drums, Percussion

2016 Coasts Coasts Drums

2016 Playing with Fire Jennifer Nettles Drums

2017 Beginning of Things Charlie Worsham Drums, Percussion

2017 Heart Break Lady Antebellum Cymbals, Drums, Percussion, Programming

2017 Letterbox Marie Miller Drums

2017 Life Is Not a Football Mike Dillon Composer, Drum Engineering, Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Producer

2017 Semper Femina Laura Marling Drums

2016 Almost Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Percussion

2016 Black Cat Zucchero Drums, Percussion

2016 Coasts Coasts Drums

2016 Deep Tracks Faith Hill Drums

2016 Exodus of Venus Elizabeth Cook Drums, Percussion

2016 Home Blue October Musician

2016 Love [Original Netflix Series Music] Lyle Workman Drums, Percussion

2016 Prometheus Risen Matt Chamberlain / Brian Haas Primary Artist, Composer

2016 Reckless Martina McBride Drums, Percussion

2016 Ripcord Keith Urban Drums, Programming

2016 Sonderlust Kishi Bashi Drums, Percussion

2016 The Weight of These Wings Miranda Lambert Drums, Percussion

2016 Three Phantogram Drums

2016 Tightrope Walker Rachael Yamagata Drums, Engineer

2016 What to Fear Sean Watkins Drums

2016        Kane Brown     Drums

2016 idina. Idina Menzel Drums

2015 All We Need Raury Drums

2015 Onward & Sideways Joshua Radin Drums, Percussion

2015       Trainwreck      [Original Movie Soundtrack] Drums, Percussion, Programming

2015 BEcoming Stacy Barthe Drums, Programming, Strings

2015 Carnation Daughn Gibson Drums

2015 Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Drums

2015 First Comes the Night Chris Isaak Musician

2015 Higher Truth Chris Cornell Drums

2015 Rear View Andra Day Drums

2015 Sirens The Weepies Drums, Percussion

2015 Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 4 [Original TV Soundtrack] Drums, Percussion

2015 Sorry Meg Myers Drums

2014       Critters Buggin MUTI  Drums, Editing, Mixing

2014 Kings and Queens of the Underground Billy Idol Drums

2014       The Golden Echo Kimbra  Drums, Percussion, Electronics

2014      ADAM LEVY Town and Country with Larry Goldings, Matt Chamberlain Drums

2014 A Dotted Line Nickel Creek Percussion

2014 Band of Outsiders Mike Dillon Drums

2014 Best Love... Ever!, Vol. 2 Drums

2014 Category 5 Linus Young Composer

2014 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Drums

2014 Heart on My Sleeve Mary Lambert Drums

2014 Heartstrings Leighton Meester Drums, Percussion

2014 I'm a Fire David Nail Drums, Percussion

2014 LiliLand Lili Haydn Drums

2014 Overstep Mike Gordon Bottle, Drum Programming, Drums, Loops, Screams, Toy Drums

2014 Platinum Miranda Lambert Drums, Percussion

2014 Quixotism Oren Ambarchi Main Personnel, Drums, Electronics

2014 Rumours of Glory [True North] Bruce Cockburn Drums

2014 Shine On Sarah McLachlan Percussion

2014 Silver Linings Milow Drums, Percussion, Shaker, Tambourine

2014 The Big Picture Kat Edmonson Drums

2014 The Way I'm Livin' Lee Ann Womack Drums, Percussion

2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Steve Jablonsky Drums, Percussion

2014 Voices Phantogram Drums

2014 X Ed Sheeran Drums

2013 Girl Who Got Away Dido Composer, Drums, Percussion

2013 Inland Jars of Clay Drums

2013 Old Sock Eric Clapton Drums

2013      In Deep Owl Ben Shepherd Drums

2013        Man of Steel   [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Hans Zimmer

2013        Frozen    Soundtrack Drums

2013       The Incredible Burt Wonderstone   Soundtrack Drums

2013 All That Echoes Josh Groban Drums

2013 Covered Katey Sagal Drums

2013 Everything Is Debatable Hellogoodbye Drums

2013 Everywhere at Once Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Drums, Keyboards

2013 Fire Within Birdy Drums, Percussion

2013 Forever Endeavour Ron Sexsmith Drums, Percussion

2013 Frames Matt Chamberlain / Brian Haas Primary Artist, Drums, Percussion

2013 Greatest Hits Dido Drums

2013 How I Knew Her Nataly Dawn Drums

2013 It Goes Like This Thomas Rhett Drums, Percussion

2013 Jamie Lidell Jamie Lidell Drums

2013 Opposites Biffy Clyro Featured Artist, Percussion

2013 Say the Words Wanting Drums

2013 The Hurry and the Harm City and Colour Drums

2013 This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend Matt Hires Drums

2012 Bear Creek Brandi Carlile Drums, Handclapping, Percussion

2012 This Is 40 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Percussion

2012 Change the Ending Maia Sharp Drums

2012 Channel Orange Frank Ocean Drums, Programming

2012 Company 23 Company 23 Composer, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer

2012 Continuum/Heavier Things John Mayer Drums

2012 Daughter of Cloud Of Montreal Drums

2012 Electra Heart Marina and the Diamonds Drums

2012 Floratone II Floratone Drums, Percussion, Composer

2012 Havoc and Bright Lights Alanis Morissette Drums

2012 I Don't Believe You Greg Holden Drums, Percussion

2012 Love Is a Four Letter Word Jason Mraz Drums, Percussion

2012 Nathan Pacheco Nathan Pacheco Cymbals, Drums, Drums (Bass), Drums (Snare), Native American Drums, Percussion, Timpani

2012 Not Your Kind of People Garbage Drums

2012 Paralytic Stalks Of Montreal Drums

2012 Pines A Fine Frenzy Drums, Percussion

2012 The Essential Martina McBride Martina McBride Drums

2012 TigerFace Marco Benevento Drums

2012 Underwater Joshua Radin Drums, Percussion, Timpani

2012 Vladivostok Mumiy Troll Drums

2012 Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen Drums, Percussion

2011 Arthur [2011] Drums

2011 Birdy Birdy Drums, Percussion

2011 El Amor Es una Cosa Simple [Spanish] Tiziano Ferro Drums

2011 Eleven Martina McBride Drums

2011 Formula, Vol. 1 Romeo Santos Drums

2011 Four the Record Miranda Lambert Drums, Percussion

2011 Hell on Heels Pistol Annies Drums

2011 Martina/Timeless Martina McBride Drums

2011 Operation Long Leash The Dead Kenny Gs Composer

2011 Rocket Danny Barnes Drums

2011 Stronger Sara Evans Drums, Percussion

2011 Sweeter Gavin DeGraw Drums

2011 Tower Heist [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Christophe Beck Drums

2011 When Ronan Met Burt Burt Bacharach / Ronan Keating Drums

2011 thecontrollersphere Of Montreal Drums

2011 Horrible Bosses [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Christopher Lennertz Drums

2010     False Priest OF MONTREAL Drums, Percussion

2010      Pizza BoxDanny Barnes Drums, Loops, Percussion

Satellite Supersonic, Vol. 1: Ishraqiyyun/Elecrtomagnetic Azoth/Ur Secret Chiefs 3 Drums

2010 BILL HORIST Covalent Lodge Drums, Percussion

2010 TREY GUNN I'll Tell What I Saw Primary Artist

2010 The Other Guys Soundtrack Drums

2010 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Soundtrack Drums

2010 11:59 Ryan Star Drums

2010 Best of Me Daniel Powter Drums

2010 False Priest Of Montreal Drums, Percussion

2010 Hard Knocks Joe Cocker Drums

2010 Highway Rider Brad Mehldau Drums, Percussion

2010 I'll Tell What I Saw Trey Gunn Primary Artist

2010 In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 Robbie Williams Drums, Percussion

2010 Kaleidoscope Heart Sara Bareilles Drums, Percussion

2010 Laws of Illusion Sarah McLachlan Drums, Percussion

2010 Light Up Stevie Ann Drums

2010 Next to Me Ilse DeLange Drums, Loops, Percussion

2010 Pizza Box Danny Barnes Drums, Percussion, Loops

2010 Sarah Buxton Sarah Buxton Drums

2010 Sinner or a Saint Tamar Kaprelian Drums, Percussion

2010 Staring Down the Brilliant Dream Indigo Girls Drums, Drum Loop

2010 The Incredible Machine Sugarland Drums, Hi Hat, Percussion

2010 The Imagine Project Herbie Hancock Drums

2010 The Pursuit Jamie Cullum Drums, Percussion

2009 A Fine Mess Kate Voegele Drums, Percussion

2009 Abnormally Attracted to Sin Tori Amos Drums, Percussion, Drum Loop, Loop, Loops

2009 Far Regina Spektor Drums, Percussion

2009 Holy Smoke Gin Wigmore Drums

2009 Holy Smoke Gin Drums

2009 Me Not Me Marco Benevento Drums

2009 Midwinter Graces Tori Amos Drums, Percussion, Bells

2009 My Walking Stick Jim Byrnes Drums, Percussion

2009 Oog Casey Driessen Various Instruments, Drums, Percussion, Strumstick

2009 Poseidon and the Bitter Bug Indigo Girls Drums, Percussion, Programming

2009 Room for Squares/Heavier Things/Continuum John Mayer Drums

2009 Shine Martina McBride Drums

2009 Swords Morrissey Musician

2009 Take Us to the Start Matt Hires Drums

2009 The Best of Ally McBeal: The Songs of Vonda Shepard Vonda Shepard Drums

2009 The Boy Who Knew Too Much Mika Drums, Percussion

2009 Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks Drums

2009 Time to Move Crosby Loggins Drums, Percussion

2009 Volume One The Droge & Summers Blend Drums

2008 Born to Fly/Restless Sara Evans Main Personnel, Drums, Drum

2008       Yes Man Soundtrack Drums

2008        Step Brothers Soundtrack Drums

2008 Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2008 Dancing Elisa Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2008 Fierce Angel: Angels Fall, Vol. 2 Drums

2008 From the Sun Vonda Shepard Drums, Percussion

2008 Invisible Baby Marco Benevento Main Personnel, Drums

2008 Is It O.K. Serena Ryder Drums, Percussion, Loops

2008 Love on the Inside Sugarland Drums, Percussion

2008 Meiko Meiko Drums

2008 Mopping Up Karma Judith Owen Drums

2008 Music for Pictures Trey Gunn Drums

2008 Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, Vol. 2 Sarah McLachlan Main Personnel, Drums

2008 Safe Trip Home Dido Drums, Percussion

2008 Somewhere in the Real World Vanessa Amorosi Drums

2008 Stebmo Stebmo Main Personnel, Drums, Loops

2008 Sycamore Meadows Butch Walker Drums

2007 American Doll Posse Tori Amos Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2007 Big Drop George Stanford Drums

2007 Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) Mika Drums

2007 Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood Drums

2007 Caterpillar Elisa Drums

2007 Cody McCarver Cody McCarver Drums

2007 Cole Deggs & the Lonesome Cole Deggs & the Lonesome Additional Personnel, Drums

2007 Covalent Lodge Bill Horist Drums, Percussion

2007 David Bowie Box David Bowie Drums, Percussion, Loop Programming

2007 Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection The Corrs Drums

2007 Eyvind Kang: The Yelm Sessions Eyvind Kang Gong, Hand Drums

2007 Floratone Floratone Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion, Loops, Composer, Primary Artist

2007 Green Heat Thruster! Composer

2007 Here and Now Katrina Carlson Main Personnel, Drums

2007 II Viktor Krauss Main Personnel, Keyboards, Gamelan, Drums, Shaker, Tabla, Percussion, Electronic Percussion, Electronics

2007 Indiana Jon McLaughlin Drums

2007 Jessica Callahan Jessica Callahan Drums

2007 Kismet Jesca Hoop Drums

2007 Life in Cartoon Motion Mika Main Personnel, Drums

2007 Little Voice Sara Bareilles Main Personnel, Drums

2007 Live at Tonic Marco Benevento Main Personnel, Composer, Primary Artist

2007 Musicians for Minneapolis Drums, Percussion, Drum Loop

2007 Nine Lucid Dreams Two Loons for Tea Guest Artist, Arranger, Additional Personnel, Drums, Percussion, Composer

2007 On a Clear Night Missy Higgins Drums, Percussion

2007 Outside/Heathen David Bowie Drums, Percussion, Loop Programming

2007 Passion Leaves a Trace Black Lab Drums

2007 Prezens David Torn Main Personnel, Drums, Drum, Composer

2007 Ripe Ben Lee Drums, Tambourine, Percussion

2007 The Arrow Quodia Drums, Percussion

2007 The Story Brandi Carlile Main Personnel, Drums

2007 Waking Up Bethany Dillon Drums, Percussion

2007 Waking Up Laughing Martina McBride Main Personnel, Drums

2006 A Piano: The Collection Tori Amos Marimba, Drums, Percussion

2006 Awake Josh Groban Main Personnel, Drums

2006 Best of Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Musician

2006 Best of Chris Isaak [DVD] Chris Isaak Musician

2006 Box Mellowdrone Drums

2006 Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture] Danny Elfman Drums

2006 Christina Aguilera/Stripped Christina Aguilera Drums

2006 Clouds Electric Johanna Kunin Performer

2006 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter Main Personnel, Drums

2006 Despite Our Differences Indigo Girls Drums

2006 Fly Zucchero Drums

2006 Friendly Fire Sean Lennon Main Personnel, Drums

2006 III Yoshida Brothers Drums, Composer

2006 Intersections 1985-2005 Bruce Hornsby Drums

2006 Keith Urban/Golden Road Keith Urban Drums

2006 LP Landon Pigg Main Personnel, Drums

2006 Misplaced Moshav Band Drums, Percussion

2006 Now and Then Steven Curtis Chapman Drums, Loops

2006 Peace, Love & Coondawgs Cody McCarver Drums

2006 Play Pause Stop Benevento/Russo Duo Producer, Audio Production

2006 Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey Drums

2006 Separate Ways Teddy Thompson Main Personnel, Drums

2006 Sophia Nerina Pallot Drums

2006 The Believer Rhett Miller Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2006 The Definitive Collection Shelby Lynne Drums

2006 The Youngest Was Most Loved Morrissey Main Personnel, Drums

2006 Water & Bridges Kenny Rogers Main Personnel, Drums

2006 You Have Killed Me Morrissey Drums


2005 Bad Day Daniel Powter Drums

2005 Days Go By Keith Urban Drums, Percussion

2005 Feels Like Home Sara Evans Drums

2005 Fire Wire Larry Carlton Drums

2005 Fireflies Faith Hill Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Fires Nerina Pallot Drums

2005 Gratitude Gratitude Drums, Percussion

2005 Hold a Match for a Gasoline World Luke Temple Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Home The Corrs Additional Personnel, Drums

2005 Intensive Care Robbie Williams Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2005 Live: Seattle, WA 4/2/04 Thruster! Member of Attributed Artist, Drums, Composer

2005 Matt Chamberlain Matt Chamberlain Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Main Personnel, Guitar, Piano, Celeste, Chamberlin, Marimba, Drums, Tabla, Timpani, Bells, Crotale, Gong, Programming, Critic, Madal, Stylophone, Marxophone, Riqq, Tamborim, Arp 2600, Dub Engineer, Yamaha Keyboards, Composer

2005 Monkeypot Merganzer Critters Buggin' Member of Attributed Artist, Drums, Composer

2005 Now What Lisa Marie Presley Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 Shakira Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Real Fine Place Sara Evans Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Retrospective 1995-2005 Natalie Merchant Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2005 Reveal Jess Pillmore Engineer, Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2005 See the Sun Black Lab Drums, Percussion

2005 Smashing the Ceiling Magdalen Hsu Li Main Personnel, Drums, Djembe, Shaker, Drum Programming

2005 Susie Suh Susie Suh Drums

2005 The Beekeeper Tori Amos Main Personnel, Drums, Handclapping

2005 The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb Drums

2005 Ultimatum The Long Winters Member of Attributed Artist, Drums

2005 We Will Become Like Birds Erin McKeown Main Personnel, Drums

2005 Wreck of the Day Anna Nalick Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion, Drums (Electric)

2004 All Things New Steven Curtis Chapman Main Personnel, Drums, Loops

2004 Be Here Keith Urban Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2004 Carved In Stone: Live At Red Rocks, Vol. ll Drums

2004 Dress Rehearsal Carolyn Dawn Johnson Main Personnel, Drums

2004 Everyone Is Here Finn Brothers Drums

2004 Greatest Radio Hits Bruce Hornsby Drums

2004 Has Been William Shatner Main Personnel, Drums, Percussion

2004 I Heart Huckabees Jon Brion Drums

2004 Luke Temple [EP] Luke Temple Main Personnel, Drums

2004 On How Life Is/The Id Macy Gray Drums, Percussion

2004 Stampede Critters Buggin' Producer, Audio Production, Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Programming

2004 Thruster! Thruster! Drums

2004 Trouble Bonnie McKee Main Personnel, Drums

2004 Van Hunt Van Hunt Drums

2004 Welcome to Sunny Florida Tori Amos Drums

2003 A Sorta Fairytale [DVD Single] Tori Amos Drums

2003 Beneath These Fireworks Matt Nathanson Drums, Percussion, Loops

2003 Bigger Than My Body John Mayer Drums

2003 Falling Uphill Lillix Drums

2003 Heavier Things John Mayer Main Personnel, Drums

2003 Liz Phair Liz Phair Drums

2003 Martina Martina McBride Drums

2003 Pay the Girl Pay the Girl Percussion

2003 Poetry & Airplanes Teitur Drums, Tambourine

2003 Reality David Bowie Main Personnel, Drums

2003 Restless Sara Evans Drums

2003 Share: Songs of Hope, Awareness and Recovery for Everyone Drums

2003 Tales of a Librarian: A Tori Amos Collection Tori Amos Drums, Vocals (Background)

2003 To Whom It May Concern Lisa Marie Presley Drums, Tambourine, Percussion, Electronic Percussion, Taos Drum

2002 Back to the Innocence Seven and the Sun Drums

2002 Before the Beginning Aja Daashuur Drums, Percussion

2002 Cake and Pie Lisa Loeb Drums

2002 Chromeflies Chromeflies Drums, Group Member

2002 Consent The Devlins Drums

2002 Cry Faith Hill Drums

2002 Five Star Motel Andy Stochansky Drums, Percussion, Loop

2002 Golden Road Keith Urban Drums, Loop

2002 Heathen David Bowie Drums, Percussion, Loop Programming

2002 Hello Lisa Lisa Loeb Drums

2002 Jukebox Sparrows Shannon McNally Drums

2002 Largo Brad Mehldau Drums, Shaker, Percussion, Composer

2002 Little Big Town Little Big Town Drums

2002 Looking for Landmarks Two Loons for Tea Producer, Vocals, Drums, Shaker, Percussion, Drum Programming, Marxophone

2002 Mercy Abandon Jalopy Drum Loop

2002 OK Go OK Go Musician

2002 Scarlet's Walk Tori Amos Drums, Percussion

2002 Slow Burn David Bowie Drums, Percussion

2002 Stanley Climbfall Lifehouse Drums

2002 Stripped Christina Aguilera Drums

2002 The Ultimate Collection Edie Brickell / Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Drums

2002 Thinking Room Anika Moa Drums, Percussion

2002 This Is Ty Herndon: Greatest Hits Ty Herndon Drums

2002 Toward the Sun Jeffrey Gaines Drums, Percussion

2002 Wake Sheila Nicholls Drums

2002 Woven and Spun Nichole Nordeman Drums

2001 Bayleaf Stone Gossard Drums

2001 Beautiful Garbage Garbage Drums

2001 Epic Records: A Season of Soul and Sounds Drums

2001 Greatest Hits Martina McBride Drums

2001 Keeping the Dream Alive: Race to Erase M.S. Drums

2001 Love, Shelby Shelby Lynne Drums, Composer

2001 Motherland Natalie Merchant Drums, Percussion

2001 Room With a View Carolyn Dawn Johnson Drums

2001 Solo dc Talk Drums

2001 Songs from the West Coast Elton John Drums, Percussion

2001 Stereotype Be Kevin Max Drums, Handclapping, Percussion

2001 Strange Little Girls Tori Amos Drums

2001 The Herethereafter Miranda Lee Richards Drums

2001 Trouble in Shangri-La Stevie Nicks Drums

2001 Trust No One Dave Navarro Drums

2000 Breach The Wallflowers Drums

2000 Brown Eyed Girl [DJ Specialist] Van Morrison Drums

2000 Demons The Malachy Papers Drums

2000 Grammy Nominees 2000 Drums

2000 Key of a Minor Jessica Riddle Drums

2000 Oah Splattercell Drums, Composer

1999 Amoeba Critters Buggin' Engineer, Mixing, Drums, Multi Instruments

1999 Breakdown Melissa Etheridge Drums

1999 Colour Moving and Still Chantal Kreviazuk Drums

1999 Falling Forward Willy Porter Drums, Percussion

1999 Fast As You Can Fiona Apple Drums (Snare), Percussion

1999 Message in a Bottle [Original Soundtrack] Drums

1999 On How Life Is Macy Gray Drums, Percussion

1999 The Dance Dave Koz Drums

1999 The Long Road Back Chuck Negron Drums

1999 To Venus and Back Tori Amos Drums

1999 When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King... Fiona Apple Drums, Percussion

1998 1998 Grammy Nominees Drums

1998 Adam Cohen Adam Cohen Drums, Hi Hat, Drum Fills

1998 Big Top Shop Talk McKinley Marimba, Drums, Percussion

1998 Bumpa Critters Buggin' Engineer, Mixing, Drums, Percussion, Loops, Sampling, Writer, Performer, Digital Editing, Loop, Composer

1998 From the Choirgirl Hotel Tori Amos Marimba, Drums, Percussion

1998 Nutmeg Phantasy Weapon of Choice Drums

1998 Songs from an English Garden David Lanz Drums

1998 Speak of the Devil Chris Isaak Musician

1998 Spirit Trail Bruce Hornsby Drums, Percussion

1998 Talk on Corners The Corrs Drums

1998 The Collection David Torn Drums, Percussion

1997 Brendan Lynch Brendan Lynch Drums

1997 Eighteen Over Me Garrison Starr Drum Loop

1997 Hint of Mess Andrew Dorff Drums

1997 Host Critters Buggin' Guitar, Slide Guitar, Drums, Tabla, Percussion, Loops, Noise, Screams, Taos Drum, Composer

1997 Live at Moe, Vol. 1 Composer

1997 Sacred Ground Kimberly Bass Water Gong

1997 Skyward Skyward Drums, Percussion

1997 Slow Death in the Metronome Factory Composer

1997 The Full Sentence Pigeonhed Drums, Percussion

1996 Bringing Down the Horse The Wallflowers Drums

1996 Gus Gus Engineer, Vocals, Drums, Percussion

1996 Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop) Sam Phillips Drums, Percussion, Loops

1996 Sweetie Daniel Tashian Drums

1996 The Beginning.The Middle.The End Kristen Barry Drums

1996 Tidal Fiona Apple Drums, Percussion

1995 Acoustic Earth Drums

1995 House Where You Live Red Shoes for Nancy Drums, Percussion

1995 Power Moves James Reynolds Drums, Percussion

1995 The Tattooed Heart Aaron Neville Drums

1995 Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Drums

1994 EDC Satchel Percussion

1994 Fruit of Life Wild Colonials Drums, Percussion

1994 Guest Critters Buggin' Drums, Dancer, Collage, Composer

1994 Procreations Prose & Concepts Drums

1992     Wayne's World  Soundtrack  Drums


1990 Ghost of a Dog Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Drums, Composer



Solo/ Bands/ Collaborations


Matt Chamberlain-- Comet B

Released February 19, 2016 

Chris Combs-Lap Steel 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11 ...Mike Dillion-Tabla, Marimba, Xylophone 2,6 ...Dave Palmer- Synths 2,8,6,11...Dan Phelps-Guitar,Celeste 2,5,6,11...Malay Ho-Guitar, Bass 9...Kaveh Rastegar- Bass, Guitar 1,7,8,10,11...Matt Chamberlain, Drums, Percussion, Synths, Programming, Mellotron, Treated Piano, Engineering...Brian Scheuble -Mixing 2,4,6,7,8,9,10,11... Ben O'Neill-Mixing 1,3,5,7 ...Chris Reynolds- Drum recording 1,5,6,8,1011 Recorded at Cyclops Sound Studio, Van Nuys CA 2016

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Matt Chamberlain - Matt Chamberlain 2005

Prompted to creation, in a way, by the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine’s under-appreciated record Psychedelic Percussion, Matt Chamberlain’s debut solo record conjures up the forgotten possibilities of the good old “drummer and studio” paradigm. The record ends up functioning like a semi-sordid dream intertwined with ’70s movie memories (think Telly Savalas and Enter the Dragon.) It’s easy to picture zombie karate fights taking place in lush overflowing gardens, and out-of-place Italian furniture being cracked over heads. You almost hear the appropriately thrown-together orchestra being directed by a genetically altered Georgio Moroder right there on the set... and that creeps you out during the few genuinely romantic sex scenes. Kind of like Goldfrapp, Chamberlain has ignored the rules of passe and boldly crafted a sleek and palpable form of post-trendy, modern exotica. Utilizing the all-pro string arrangement skills of Eyvind Kang, percussion instruments from far off places and planets, archaic electronics, analog sythesizers, outer space spaghetti western guitar, and sonically mutilated drum-kits of every size and make, Chamberlain’s debut album is a full-bodied record that will sit proudly next to Lalo Shiffrin, Autechre, Martin Denny, Amon Tobin, David Axelrod, Hal Blaine and Critters Buggin records.






Improvisation is sometimes described as spontaneous composition. But in the case of Floratone, the collaborative project of guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Matt Chamberlain, and producers Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine, improvisation is the source of raw material for an extended process of assemblage, arrangement, and augmentation: Call it composition over the long haul.

Floratone II, like its 2007 self-titled predecessor, was some two years in the making. “These are long-term, labor-intensive projects for Tucker and I,” says Townsend, who has produced more than 30 projects with Frisell, as well as recordings with Carrie Rodriguez, Loudon Wainwright III, Kelly Joe Phelps, Vinicius Cantuaria, Dino Saluzzi, and others. “It’s the type of thing that takes a while and you wouldn’t want to do every year. But it’s also sheer fun.”

The concept arose in 2005 when Frisell and Chamberlain turned themselves loose in a Seattle studio for a session of free improvisation. Townsend and Martine then manipulated the tapes and created new musical structures; bassist Victor Krauss threaded lines into the bottom; Frisell wrote horn and string arrangements for cornetist Ron Miles and violin/viola player Eyvind Kang; and Frisell and Chamberlain overdubbed more guitar and drum parts. Townsend termed that initial sound “futuristic roots music.”

Floratone II may be the result of a similar methodology, but it is far from more of the same. For one thing, the instrumentation is even more varied. “We both came with a few more options,” Chamberlain says. “I think Bill brought out several more guitars and tons of crazy effects pedals, and I had a few kits set up as well as a bunch of percussion and devices so I could make loops on the fly.” While longtime Frisell cohorts Miles and Kang are onboard again for the lush orchestrations, this time Mike Elizondo—known for his work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, 50 cent, and Alex and Nels Cline—played the basses, both acoustic and electric. And multi-instrumentalist/producer/film composer Jon Brion (who has worked with Aimee Mann, Robyn Hitchcock, Brad Mehldau, Sean Lennon, Of Montreal, and Spoon, and scored Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and more) created additional aural magic with sampler and keyboards. “Mike came up with great parts within the song structure,” says Townsend, “and Jon was super excited, loose, and spontaneous—it was like watching a kid in a candy store.”

The final product is an exciting collection of 13 richly textured, musically complex tracks with immediate pop appeal. Whereas the Floratone debut, according to Townsend, had a fairly consistent “rootsy, swampy, bluesy, Southern kind of vibe,” the improvisational foundation for Floratone II, he says, was “a little more multifaceted. There were some more ambiguous time signatures as well as some busier grooves, and interludes that are more about live playing.” But if the source material was less unified, the collaborative compositional process yielded a remarkably cohesive album.

Much of that quality comes, of course, from the distinct musical voices of the primary players. Ever since his earliest recordings for the ECM label, Frisell has wielded one of the most readily identifiable, albeit kaleidoscopic, guitar sounds in contemporary music. Whether he is playing solo; in intimate settings with such jazz giants as Dave Holland, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter, Paul Motian, Jim Hall, and Fred Hersch; alongside vocalists including Elvis Costello, Petra Haden, and Robin Holcomb; or in his eclectic groups, ranging from the Willies, the Intercontinentals, and Beautiful Dreamers to the chamber string ensemble 858 Quartet, there’s no mistaking Frisell’s unique guitar timbres and phrasing. 

Similarly, Chamberlain has established an inimitable presence on the drums, flexible enough to drive the music of artists as different as Edie Brickell, the Wallflowers, Fiona Apple, the Saturday Night Live band, Tori Amos, and the Seattle-based jam band Critters Buggin’, and powerful enough to retain a singular personality. He expresses and focuses that versatility in his solo electro-acoustic project, Company 23, and lets it run wild and free in Floratone.

“Playing with Bill, whom I consider to be one of the greatest living improvisers and composers, is a process of simply getting together and doing it,” Chamberlain says. “It is wide open, and tons of ideas are constantly being created. I usually work in the world of songwriters so I love the freedom of just going for it in a totally free improv situation. Bill’s musicality is so vast that he makes you feel like a better musician just by playing with him. Then, having Tucker and Lee there to edit and throw our ideas back at us in a whole other form is really interesting on a lot of different levels. Sonically and arrangement-wise they pick the most unexpected parts of our improvs and arrange them into something totally different.” 

Frisell also finds the Floratone “system” liberating and surprising. “Getting together and playing with Matt was really effortless,” he says. “We just played for hours with no thought, no preparation, just having fun and generating all this stuff. It’s this kind of guilty pleasure: ‘OK, Lee and Tucker, now you have to deal with all of this.’ If it was my record I would be involved every step of the way, so it was a cool feeling to give that over to them and let them go full tilt and do whatever they do, without worrying about it. The whole process went through so many stages—I’m not sure if the first one went through quite as many over such a long period of time—that I have no idea what might be on those original recordings.”

For Martine, who has applied his creative production touches to the work of Laura Veirs, Spoon, R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, Jesse Sykes, and the Decemberists, as well as his own Mount Analog recordings, Floratone is “a process of constantly discovering and being surprised. It’s not so much a matter of doing what is right for the song,” he explains, “as it is inventing the song as you go, which isn’t typical for records that I’ve worked on.”

 Martine finds fabricating something so ambitious with such stellar collaborators especially inspiring. “Both Matt and Bill play with such intention, and they both have astonishing tones. It was from Matt that I learned that the key to great drum sounds is a great drummer, and the very same is true of Bill and the guitar. And when I get together with Lee, my inner 17-year-old music fan comes to the foreground, and I sense the same in him. He is as excited about somebody else’s good idea as he is about his own. That’s the mark of a great collaborator.” And great collaboration is the essence of Floratone.

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Critters Buggin


Critters Buggin is a Seattle, Washington-based instrumental group which performs in a jazz, rock and African-influenced, eclectic style. The band is composed of Matt Chamberlain(drums, percussion, piano, programming, synths, loops, samples and digital editing), Skerik(saxophones, keyboards, loops, samples, effects and guitar), Brad Houser (bass, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet and electronics) and Mike Dillon (vibraphone and percussion).

GuestHostMonkeypot Merganzer and Bumpa were reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.

  • 1996 - Endless Records complication one - various artists (Endless Records) "Sweat Box"

  • 2000 - Taxi (independent - EP vinyl)

  • 2007 - Get the Clackervalve and the Old Clobberd Biscuits Out and Smack the Grand Ham Clapper's Mother

(Live 6/26/99 Warsaw Summer Jazz Days)