Matt Scales Music Fund

About Matt Scales

He would sing on family holiday talent competitions and shortly after leaving school joined the first of a few bands. In a short space of time Matt and his band found themselves performing to large audiences and were also a supporting act at the Rosebowl in Hampshire and at a concert at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Matt accumulated a large fan base with each of his bands throughout Hertfordshire and London, and sometimes much further afield. Most notably with ‘The Gaff’ who received a record deal and whose video ‘hey weirdo’ was played on MTV. During the latter months of his life Matt had been working on and recording his solo material with a professional contract.

Matt Scales

Matt had a huge talent for writing lyrics and songs, he had a way of making people laugh, gave his attention to all those he met and made a huge impact on the many who adored him. The talent, ambition and courage he showed, left an everlasting impression and impact on the many hundreds of people he met in his life.

Matt Scales

What many people didn’t know was that Matt had Cystic Fibrosis. He led by example and encouraged all those who suffered with the illness to ‘go after the things you want in life’ and not to let the disease dictate or hold you back. The song ‘I Wish’ (later to become ‘Breathe’) was written by Matt many years ago and was performed at the Cystic Fibrosis awards. Sadly Matt died in April 2007 after a three month battle with an infection caused by the disease.

For all of these traits and the impressions he made, for the things he was indicative of and for the many friends and fans he had, this Music Fund has been set up in his memory. The purpose of the fund will be to provide rehearsal space and studio recording time for young bands who would otherwise struggle to fulfill their potential and create an instrument library. The fund will be administered by the Hertfordshire Community Foundation (registered charity number 299438) .

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