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, playing in various Melbourne bands, and performing as a DJ.
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.
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. When not performing live he does studio session work and teaches drums at schools.
Simon played his first paid gig at age 12, and went on to perform as a lead vocalist and drummer in covers and original bands for the next 20 years. Bass guitar is now his main instrument. When not performing with Matt Black he plays in a Stone Temple Pilots tribute band.
Paz (Pascale) has completed a Bachelor of Sound Production and worked as an AV technician for Harry The Hirer. Although she has played various musical instruments in the past, she now devotes her creative energy to DJing.
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.
Stu plays tenor sax, and just about anything else you blow into. He can accompany any of our acts, or as part of our horn section. He plays regularly with the JC Little Big Band. He works as an astrophysicist during the day, so if you want to create a complete vacuum at your wedding he can help.
Stuart is a versatile saxophonist who is friendly, approachable, and funny. He regularly performs in music theatre, having recently played at Disney’s Aladdin, Matilda, and Jersey Boys. He was a member of Channel 7’s Dancing With The Stars orchestra, and has performed with Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy, Hugh Jackman, Kate Ceberano, Leo Sayer, and Geoffrey Rush.