Matt Goodin |

Matt Goodin

Matt Goodin

45th St Brass

There’s a reason audiences don’t flock to bands comprised of robots. Enjoyment is not about a given note or mechanical adherence. Rather, music is much more about the bounce and joy that might encase a melody or chosen rhythmic pattern. And that’s what Seattle-based drummer, Matt Goodin, specializes in. He is the grinning ripple effect emanating from a drum kit played with honest passion and intellectual adoration. Combine that with decades of experience and you have the essentials, mixed with a little bit of magic.

Born in Reno, Nevada, Goodin began playing drums at 12 years old and music has been a mainstay ever since. At first, Goodin began writing songs with friends as a teenager. Years later, he moved to the Emerald City in 2006 to pursue a career. Throughout the interim 15 years, Goodin has played and recorded professionally, toured and had a hand in just about every aspect of the business. Notable accompaniments include performing alongside legends like Naughty By Nature and members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, as well as most noteworthy Pacific Northwesterners.

Goodin has played just about every significant venue in Seattle, including the Showbox, Crocodile, Nectar and the Tractor Tavern. He’s performed at coveted festivals like Bumbershoot, Doe Bay Fest and Reverb Music Fest. He’s recorded with Grammy-winner, Jack Endino, and he’s currently the man behind the drums for Seattle’s beloved 45th St Brass. As a Music Director for School of Rock, Goodin teaches music and works to showcase its variety. Goodin, who has played in numerous bands along his journey, aims to ensure that at least one thing always shines through in each of his efforts: that he cares. It shines through.


My Soultone Set: 

20" Custom Ride
18" Custom Crash
16" Custom Crash
14" Custom Hi Hats