Matt Scurfield

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Matt Scurfield
Background information
Born (1976-03-10) March 10, 1976 (age 41)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1998 - present

Matthew Robert Scurfield (born March 10, 1976 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a Canadian-born American musician and songwriter[1] from Massachusetts. He is a drummer and a notable figure in the progressive rock scene. His professional work includes studio work, touring and live performances. Matt Scurfield has recorded with Jaye Foucher, Joe Stump, Event, Matahari, Gus G, Lita Ford and Gary Hoey.[2]

Scurfield graduated in 1998, with a degree in Professional Music,[3] from Berklee College of Music. Scurfield’s drumming style, influenced by the likes of Queensrÿche and Iron Maiden, embraces linear drumming, double bass styles, and masterfully employs basic techniques developed through three years of Drum Corps. In between touring and studio projects Matt is a private instructor at Centre Street Drums in Taunton, Massachusetts.


  • Nocturnal Symphony by Firewind (1998)
  • Electric Skies by Event (1999)
  • Behemoth by Sonic Joyride (2000)
  • Contagious Grooves by Jaye Foucher (2000)
  • Sacred Ground by The Reign of Terror (2001)
  • 2001: A Shred Odyssey by Joe Stump (2001)
  • Human Condition by Event (2001)
  • Conquer and Divide by Joe Stump's Reign of Terror (2002)
  • Scratching at the Surface by Event (2003)
  • Shredology/Midwest Shredfest by Joe Stump (2005)
  • Shrine of Counterfeits by Matahari (2005)
  • American Made by Gary Hoey (2006)
  • Utopia by Gary Hoey (2010)
  • Living Like A Runaway by Lita Ford (2012)
  • Deja Blues Gary Hoey (2013)

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