Matthew Kenneth Gray


Greater Chicago, IL


I grew up in Santa Cruz & Watsonville, CA with the internal desire to create and have consistently worked on my craft of Songwriting since 12th Grade at Watsonville High School. I started writing songs & poems while in Creative Writing & Journalism class there and went on to Cabrillo College. While at Cabrillo, I completed several elective classes (Music, English & Theatre) rather than getting a degree, then I transferred to Trebas Institute in Hollywood, CA to study Music Business. Thanks to Trebas, I obtained an Internship with Epic Records/Sony Music, Inc. I moved to Santa Cruz County after that, worked many different jobs, got an Internship with TCI Cablevision of Scotts Valley as a Production Assistant. I also was writing with Phil Harrington and as “Matt & Phil’s Band” we wrote several songs but had only recorded a few demos. Eventually, we parted ways and I now write lyrics white attending Full Sail University to learn a new skill: Digital Cinematography. I am married and have two daughters.