I'm Matthew Finch - A Birmingham dwelling singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Using genres crossing folk, americana, rock and pop, I tell stories through songwriting, crafting authentic and exciting music for TV, film and advertising - songs that enhance the art of visual storytelling and heighten the emotion of a scene.
I primarily write, perform and produce music for TV, film and advertising, operating from my fully functional and dedicated home-studio in Birmingham, UK. As well as being an accomplished singer-songwriter, I'm a multi-instrumentalist and producer offering a one-stop-shop from music creation to project delivery.
I can tackle a variety of genres, but guitars, drums and keyboards being my native instruments, feel most natural composing bluesy rock (think The Black Keys) and folksy songsmith tracks (think Vance Joy). I have also recently been working on a handful of children's TV show scores, being a dab hand with a ukulele, xylophone and hand claps!
Composing music, at its most basic level, is simply the art of arranging sound to create song. But to truly enhance visual storytelling and heighten the emotion of a scene, the composer must know exactly what is required of a piece of music to compliment the film. From the filmmakers perspective, the music is never more than the scene, should never distract the viewer from the story, but should fit so perfectly with the scene that it leaves an emotive mark on the viewer. Even a theme tune, created for the purpose of worming through a viewers ears, should first and foremost prop up the image of the show itself. I develop commissions from core idea inception to arrangement, lyric creation and performance.
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