|Born||Matthew Timothy Healy
8 April 1989
|Other names||Matty Healy|
|Occupation||Lead vocalist of The 1975|
|Years active||2004 - present|
Matty Healy (born Matthew Timothy Healy on April 8, 1989) is an English singer, born in London, who grew up in Newcastle and Northumberland before finally moving to Manchester at the age of ten. He sings and plays guitar in the English indie pop band The 1975.
His parents are Denise Welch, an English actor, dancer and television presenter, and Tim Healy, an English actor best known for his role in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He was born in London and raised in Newcastle before his parents moved to Manchester when Healy was ten years old.
In 2002, Healy met his would-be bandmates—guitarist and keyboardist Adam Hann, drummer and backing vocalist George Daniels, and bassist and backing vocalist Ross MacDonald—at Wilmslow High School in Manchester. He states that a "hippy council worker" was putting on gigs for teenagers in Manchester and Hann approached him and MacDonald about forming a band. They started off with punk-rock and pop covers, until they wrote a song. Healy was originally the drummer for the band. However, the lead singer left to join another band, so he took over the position of lead vocalist. George Daniel was then recruited as the drummer, which completed the current lineup. The group kept going from then, performing under names like Drive Like I Do, TALKHOUSE!, and The Big Sleep, until they settled with the name The 1975.