Matthew Balderson – Eb Bass
Matthew started playing at Grange moor on the cornet at the age of 8 under
the tuition of David Matthewman, and then I moved to tenor horn for a spell when I got bored of cornet,.
I then moved to Huddersfield and Ripponden for a spell there on horn, then decide to pack it in. At the age of 14 my grandad roped me into playing again at Thurlstone, under a lot of help and guidance from Jonny Bates and Graham Bates and of course my grandad , this time I was big enough for the E flat bass.
I then ended up back at grange moor, until nearly 3 years ago when Skelmanthorpe Propsect asked me join, then had a short stint at Old Silkstone.
I am absolutely delighted to be a member of Stratabrass