Matt McGinley

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Matt McGinley
Birth name Matthew Ryan McGinley
Born (1983-02-24) February 24, 1983 (age 35)
Origin Geneva, New York, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer
Instruments Drums, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic
Associated acts Gym Class Heroes, Ryn Weaver, Ben Abraham

Matthew Ryan "Matt" McGinley (born February 24, 1983) is the co-founder and drummer of the Gym Class Heroes.[1]


Matt McGinley is the drummer and co-founder of the band Gym Class Heroes (Atlantic Records). Independent of his band, he has toured and performed with a range of other artists including Ryn Weaver (Interscope Records) and Ben Abraham (Secretly Canadian Records).[2]

He is a contributing music producer to the weekly public radio show, This American Life.[3] And composed original music for the critically acclaimed S-Town.[4]

McGinley also worked with experimental post-hardcore band The Bunny the Bear as a studio drummer for their three releases Stories, Food Chain, and A Liar Wrote This.[5] He was accompanied by producer and guitarist Doug White, who had previously worked with Gym Class Heroes.

Early life[edit]

McGinley attended the State University of New York at Oneonta from 2001–2004.[6]


  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "Biography: Gym Class Heroes". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Matt McGinley | DRUMS". Matt McGinley | DRUMS. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Small Talk Música". Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Music - S-Town Podcast". S-Town Podcast. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Stories - The Bunny The Bear". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Full news archive