Matt Reid - Bass
Known in Ten Souljers for laying down heavy unrelenting grooves and for being something of a song-list fascist, Matt Reid is a musician and composer with experience in a wide array of musical genres. In High School, he formed his first band, the funk rock group, Earthmen, who became one of the largest drawing bands in the late 90's, based out of Victoria BC. In 2000, the group released their debut album "Carbon" and performed extensively in support of it. In 2002, Matt relocated to Nagoya, Japan, where he composed and performed the score for the documentary "the Sounds of Sunshine".
Movng back to Canada in 2005, Matt enrolled in the Vancouver Community College School of Music, where he studied bass and composition, and ballet. While earning his diploma in jazz performance as Class Valedictorian, he joined Ten Souljers, Vancouver's premier event band.
In the Spring of 2007, Matt composed, performed and recorded the score to the internationally acclaimed childrens documentary, "Anita's Africa", winner of five international film awards including the Chicago international children's film festival award for best documentary. In January 2009, Matt composed, recorded and produced the sound track to Vy's Vietnam, recently nominated at the Yorkton Film Festival.
Matt is a truly brilliant bass player and sets very high standards, both musically and professionally. He is a source of inspiration to everyone in the band, and is greatly responsible for the ever-present high morale. His energy is second to none, and his stage presence transmits to his band mates, as well as the audience.
Matt says, "It is an honor to be part of this rhythm section. However, I wish I hadn't hung my head out the car window on the day I had this picture taken. By the way - when are we going to do the Motown Medley"?