Matthew Atkins grew up in the Canadian music scene. Filling many roles throughout the years, he is an award winning drummer and percussionist, and experienced session musician. In addition, he has worked as a tour manager on both domestic and international tours, a promoter rep, a band leader and arranger, a management/agency administrator, as well as a booking agent.
Matthew graduated with honours from the prestigious Musician’s Institute (PIT) in 1992, winning the Zildjian Human Relations award, as voted by the faculty and student body. Matthew is a three time Canadian Country Music Association award winner, including two wins for the All Star Band – Drums category. In addition, Matthew is a recipient of the Alberta Recording Industries Association “Session Player Of The Year”.