Matt Dorsey is a California-based multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter known for his work with Sound of Contact, In Continuum, The Dave Kerzner Band, Circuline and most recently, the progressive rock “super-group” cover band ProgJect.
After growing up in a home filled with music, Matt’s musical career began by creating original music with his high school band, Vital Image, playing bass, keyboards and singing background vocals. He continued to develop his songwriting skills and musical style while studying philosophy in college. He founded The Matt Dorsey Band thereafter. He took his first professional gig as the bass player for Blues artist, Beth Hart. When that gig ended, Matt joined Simon Collins, son of the legendary Phil Collins, to tour his third solo album. Matt became Simon’s keyboardist, second guitarist, and backing vocalist before switching over to the bass. When that tour ended, Matt and Simon, along with Dave Kerzner and Kelly Nordstrom, formed a new band. These four guys became Sound of Contact, released the award-winning Dimensionaut, and toured Europe and the US for a few years. After the band split up, Matt continued working with Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum and solo projects, both in the studio and on the road. He then spent time writing, playing and mixing for Circuline. Most recently, he was involved with progressive rock cover supergroup, ProgJect, alongside Michael Sadler, Ryo Okumoto, Mike Keneally, and Jonathan Mover. Today finds Matt writing and recording new material in his home studio, adding vocals, bass and guitar to assorted projects in the works, and enjoying the southern California lifestyle with his wife, Gita and furry friend, Sophie.