(born on 14 November 1980 and hailing from Ajax
) was Avril Lavigne
's drummer and previously held a position as the drummer of high school band Second Opinion and Norman.
He started playing drums when he was 12, but it wasn't until when he attended Exeter High School
that he started to play in a band called Second Opinion along with a few school friends (including Jason "Cone" McCaslin
) at the age of 14. They played together for about 5 years around their local town and outside of Toronto
.When he was about 19 he joined another band from Toronto called Norman, but Brann quit after about a year as they never really got along.
Then luck struck at 2002 when a friend of his who was on the same management as this "Skater Girl" called Avril Lavigne had just gotten signed and needed to put a band together. Matt called her management Nettwerk
and they flew him to New York to meet her. He auditioned for the role of the drummer and successfully became part of Avril's band.
As Avril Lavigne's drummer, he performed at many different venues, including London Astoria
and attended numerous award shows. But when asked what his most memorable moment of his career was so far, he said that having the honour of playing "Fuel" at the MTV Icon Metallica Tribute as he grew up listening to and playing Metallica
so to have had them sitting right in front of him while he and the rest of Avril's band played their... Read More