Matt was born June 29th, 1979 in Garden Grove California. Shortly after, his family moved to the small desert community of Phelan California to leave the “rat race” behind.
Matt’s father, veteran blues and jazz harmonica guru Mo’ Grundy, started out six-year-old Matt with a well-seasoned Fender Bronco and some basic blues licks. It was soon obvious to his family that Matt had inherited dad’s “Gift” for music. Within few short years, Matt was making regular appearances accompanying his dad on stage around the Southern California music scene. As his musical horizon broadened throughout his school years, Matt added drums and bass to his arsenal, resulting in a coveted music scholarship to Costa Mesa’s Vanguard University.
Finally, with his chops honed and passion to break through, Matt flourished in the Orange County music scene, catching the eyes and ears of surf-rocker Donavon Frankenreiter. For the past seven years, Matt’s skills have continued to mature and evolve while touring the world as Donavon’s bassist and collaborator–earning his solo-artist opening act credentials on their 2008 Pacific Rim tour.
SUPPORTING LOVE HOPE STRENGTH
Matt Grundy, along with bandmate and friend Donavon Frankenreiter, joined the trekkers in the hike to the top of Mount Fuji for Fuji Rocks in August 2010.
Mt Fuji Rocks – hiked and performed atop Mt. Fuji in support of Love Hope Strength’s global fight against cancer.