Matt started playing guitar when he was nine years old and never looked back. Later he took up vocals and began composing and arranging music, working as a session guitarist, and managing various Melbourne original and cover bands. He has more recently added DJing to his skillset. (Photo by Justin Lee.)
Kristen is our main lead vocalist, fronting both the duo and band. She majored in classical piano performance at the University of Melbourne, and her live experience includes weddings and corporate events. She is also an accomplished songwriter.
Tom is studying Music Performance at Monash University, while playing in several original acts, as a session bassist for the Baker Boys, and performing in the Matt Black Band and Trio. His large and luxuriant beard has proven to be a major attraction at our live shows.
Jono is an accomplished drummer and backing vocalist, who performs in some of Melbourne’s top wedding and corporate bands. He has a degree in Music Performance from Monash University, and experience in pop, jazz, and music theatre. When not performing live he does studio session work and teaches drums at schools.
Rosie is our most experienced MC and DJ, performing at over 100 events a year at most of Melbourne’s top wedding and corporate venues. With a bubbly, outgoing personality and a great sense of humour, she knows how to make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Also an experienced vocalist and singing teacher, Rosie is able to fill in when Kristen is unavailable.
Originally from Israel, with Moroccan heritage, Ronen has played percussion his whole life. He uses djembe, darabukkah, and a range of percussion instruments to bring infectious rhythms to any Matt Black performance, drawing from a deep knowledge of klezmer, Arabic, gypsy, and African music.