Matt Chamberlain

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Matt Chamberlain
Background information
Birth nameMatthew Joseph Chamberlain
Born (1967-04-17) April 17, 1967 (age 53)
San Pedro, California, U.S
GenresPop, alternative rock, punk rock, grunge, funk, jazz, electronic
Years active1988–present
LabelsGeffen, Loosegroove, Ropeadope Records, Kufala, Web of Mimicry, Blue Note
WebsiteOfficial website

Matthew Chamberlain (born April 17, 1967) is an American session musician, drummer, producer and songwriter.


Early life[edit]

Born and raised in San Pedro, California

Musical career[edit]

Drummer Matt Chamberlain is a Composer, Producer and Studio Musician whose eclectic talents find him working in various genres from rock to classical, jazz, and the avant-garde. He has appeared on albums/tours by David Bowie, Fiona Apple, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Soundgarden, The Who, Bill Frisell, Robert Fripp, Tori Amos, Morrissey, Phantogram, Kanye West, David Torn, Bruce Springsteen, Rufus Wainwright, Perfume Genius, Bob Dylan, Noel Gallagher, Neko Case, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, Frank Ocean, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Brad Mehldau, Danny Elfman, Randy Newman and many others, as well as soundtrack work with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jon Brion and Jars of Clay.

In 2016 and 2019 he won Modern Drummer Magazine's readers poll in the Studio Musician category.[1]

In 2014 he filled in for Drummer Matt Cameron in Soundgarden. He played over 51 shows with them through South America, Europe and a co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails in The U.S.

In October of 2019 he joined Bob Dylan for his Fall Tour

He was the Musical Director for The More Music @ The Moore Theatre Seattle, Wa 2019 and 2020

Chamberlain is currently endorsed by Yamaha drums, Remo drumheads, Paiste cymbals and Regal Tip sticks. Former endorsements include Craviotto drums, Istanbul Agop and Sabian.

Selected Discography[edit]

For Soundtrack Credits Click HERE

As leader

  • Matt Chamberlain (Web Of Mimicry, 2005)
  • Company 23 (Independent, 2012)
  • Comet B (Independent, 2016)

With Critters Buggin

With Floratone (Bill Frisell, Tucker Martine & Lee Townsend)

With Sean Watkins & Matt Chamberlain Duo

As sideman

With Bob Dylan

With A Perfect Circle

With Amos Lee

With Brandi Carlile

With Perfume Genius

With Mika

With Brad Mehldau

With Bruce Springsteen

With Jennifer Nettles

With Shelby Lynne

With Kanye West

With Leonard Cohen

With Chris Cornell

With Nerina Pallot

  • Fires (Idaho Records, 2005)

With Vonda Shepard

  • From the Sun (Redeye Distribution, 2008)

With Chris Isaak

With Stevie Nicks

With David Bowie

With Sara Evans

With Shakira

With Shania Twain

  • Now (Mercury Records, 2017)

With Edie Brickell and New Bohemians

With Eric Clapton

  • Old Sock (Surfdog/Duck Records/ADA (U.S.)/Polydor (EU), 2013)

With Carrie Underwood

With Elton John

With Lisa Marie Presley

With Ronan Keating

With Ilse DeLange

  • Incredible (Universal Music, 2008)
  • Next to Me (Universal Music, 2010)
  • Ilse DeLange (Firefly Records, 2018)

With Fiona Apple

With Alanis Morissette

With Kenny Rogers

With Martina McBride

With Daniel Powter

With Miranda Lambert

With Frank Ocean

With John Mayer

With Laura Marling

With Mac Miller

With Aaron Neville

  • The Tattooed Heart (A&M Records, 1995)

With Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

With Macy Gray

With Josh Groban

With Neil Finn

With Of Montreal

With Phantogram

With Joe Cocker

With Faith Hill

  • Cry (Warner Bros. Records, 2002)
  • Fireflies (Warner Bros. Records, 2005)

With Adam Cohen

  • Adam Cohen (Columbia Records, 1998)

With Peter Gabriel

With Randy Newman

With Robbie Williams

With Sara Bareilles

With Sam Phillips

With Rufus Wainwright

With Sean Lennon

With Melissa Etheridge

With Steven Curtis Chapman

With Tori Amos

With Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert

With The Who

  • Who (Polydor, 2019)


  1. ^ "Modern Drummer's Readers Poll Archive". Modern Drummer. Modern Drummer Publication. Retrieved December 8, 2019.

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