Matthew Gerrard

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Matthew Gerrard
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Instruments Piano, bass guitar
Associated acts Regatta
Von Groove

Matthew Gerrard is a Canadian record producer and songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Gerrard grew up in Don Mills, a suburb of Toronto's north-east end. He attended George S. Henry Secondary School where he played trombone in band, later playing bass in a school based 5 piece jazz fusion combo - Nemesis Fusion. Nemesis Fusion competed in two Canadian stage band festivals earning silver in 1982 and winning the competition the following year when Gerrard wrote the group's original material. After high school Gerrard was a member of a band called Regatta, which released one self-titled album. He also played bass and toured with Kim Mitchell (former Max Webster lead man) and Von Groove (until the late 90s/early 00s).

Career[edit]

Gerrard has written hit singles by artists such as Nick Carter ("Help Me"), Kelly Clarkson ("Breakaway"), Hilary Duff ("I Can't Wait", "Why Not?"), Eden's Crush ("Get Over Yourself") and Jesse McCartney ("She's No You"). He contributed songs to the soundtracks of the Disney Channel films High School Musical, The Cheetah Girls 2 (both 2006), Jump In! (2007) and Camp Rock (2008) and to the series Hannah Montana television soundtrack. He also wrote the original music for the Nickelodeon Hit Musical movie Spectacular!, as well as writing the self-titled-debut song for the Nickelodeon hit boy band Big Time Rush.

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