Matt signed a worldwide music publishing deal with BMG in July 2018 so the future for him is burning bright. 2018 began with a flurry or arranging work quick on the heels of the beautiful orchestral duet with brother Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli, ‘Perfect Symphony‘ which has clocked up in excess of 140 million views on YouTube. He’s written a choral version of Blinded By Your Grace for Stormzy and composed a piece to be performed at Westminster Abbey. He’s also been arranging for the vocal group Voces8, award-winning duo Ward Thomas, and Andrea Bocelli.
2017 was busy for Matt wearing his arranging hat, working on brother, Ed’s album and most notably for his orchestral arrangement of ‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’ was performed by legendary country singer LeAnn Rimes and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Matt scored the 2017 feature for Film Suffolk, The Haunted Hotel, and their 2016 feature With Love From Suffolk, as well as the short film Dr Sugarloaf which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and he’s about to start working on their latest film, scheduled for release in 2019. Other projects include a series of adverts for Triodos Bank and a film about conservation of the Brazilian rainforest, narrated by Michael Palin.
Films he has orchestrated include Brothers of the Wind and the Russian epic Viking, as well as the trailer music for The Shape of Water. A CD featuring Matt’s Christmas Carol In The Bleak Midwinter was released recently, performed by soprano Christina Johnston and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Matt wrote the string arrangement for 2016 X Factor winner Matt Terry’s debut single When Christmas Comes Around.