About Matt

Matthew Hanson is a drummer based in Perth, Western Australia. He finds himself at home in a wide range of musical styles. Matt has performed with many great artists and is a member of Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys. He has been on multiple international tours with many great artists. He has appeared on numerous recordings as a drummer and composer. Matt has published his own drum book, Rockin’ in Rhythm, and teaches privately from his home studio in Landsdale.

Matt has performed with: Harry Deluxe, Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies, Rusty Pinto & the Dragstrip Trio, the Isolites, Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys, Big Jay McNeely, Pat Capocci, Pia Anderson, Jessie Gordon, Amber Foxx, Hank’s Jalopy Demons, Scotty Baker, Big Sandy, Alemay Fernandez, Richard Jackson.

Matt has appeared with Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies: I’ll Get it Right! (2007); Rusty Pinto: Presstone Rockabilly Vol. 4;  Johnny Law: Without Reason (2012); Rusty Pinto: I Don’t Feel Welcome Here, (2012); the Isolites: Shake It Up! (2013); Adam Hall the Velvet Playboys: The Rhythm Spectacular: The Music of Beyonce (2014).


with Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies, Italy, 2012
Summer Jamboree, Senegallia

Currently Busy With

  • Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys
    • Regular Mustang Bar Friday nights 7-9:30PM
    • Regular Laneway Lounge Wednesdays 7:30-10:30PM
  • Private gigs and festivals locally and nationally
  • European tours annually
  • Session work for variety of local and national bands
  • Teaching

International Tours

  • July 2014 Germany and Singapore tour with Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys
  • June 2014 Rockabilly Rave (UK) with Scotty Baker and Hank’s Jalopy Demons
  • November 2012 UK and Belgium with Pat Capocci
  • November 2012 Rhythm Riot (UK) with Rusty Pinto
  • August 2012 Germany and Italy with Johnny Law
  • June 2010 Ink-N-Iron Festival California with Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio
  • December 2006 Germany tour with Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies

Other Experiences

Matt’s Bands

    • Johnny Law  Original rockabilly and americana/country/Mexican flavoured rock n roll

    • The Isolites  60s Jamaican roots (rocksteady, calypso, ska, early reggae)