Who are [SKETCH]?
[SKETCH] are a Midlands based band influenced by 'high energy' punk and rock music, established in 2017.
Matt Robinson - Drums & Backing Vocals
Born in Coventry, Matt has spent most of his life in Stratford Upon-Avon. Matt started playing drums a child and bases his playing style on bands such as The Beatles, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Having been playing live since he was 13, Matt is no stranger to performing to a crowd. His charismatic personality is felt through his drumming and he expresses himself with flair, confidence and precision. Matt's experiences include formerly playing for a jazz band, a rock band and as a session drummer. Matt turned his hand to song writing at the age of 14 with intricate raps inspired by Eminem. His musical influences are vast as during his childhood, Matt was exposed and was heavily influenced by acts such as The Police, Queen, Dolly Parton and Glenn Miller, not to mention the other artists spoken of already. Matt's other interests include an avid following of a number of sports, including Football (where he is a long serving Wolves season ticket holder), Rugby and Boxing.
Mat Foley - Rhythm guitar & lead vocals
Mat was born and raised in central Birmingham. Despite being bought up with the musical influences of 80s pop, country and punk/indie, Mat's first passion to play music came at an early Primary School age where he learnt to play the trumpet. It was only at the age of 12 that Mat first picked up a guitar and began to learn from his Grandad and by copying the voicings of old cassette tapes he found. It was here that Mat found a strong love for rock. Mat began performing live at the age of 15 with an indie band and played across Birmingham, however it was at the age of 16 that he found a new love for energetic punk rock. It was at this time that Mat also began singing. Mat has lots of interests including football, where like the other Matt in the band, he is a big fan of Wolves. He is also very practical, having built his own guitar pedals in the past.
Charlie Stableford - Lead guitar
Born and raised in Solihull, Charlie began playing the guitar at the age of 11. He was raised with a variety of music played however it was thrash metal pioneers such as Metallica and Megadeath that became some of Charlie's main influences. Despite learning his craft under the influence of heavy metal, Charlie has previously played in bands covering other genres such as funk, pop and alternative rock. Charlie also plays the drums, making an occasional appearance on percussion for [SKETCH]. Over the years he has been playing live, Charlie has played across venues in the West Midlands. Charlie's other interests include sport, where he is an avid fan of football as well as dog racing. Charlie has also tutored both guitar and drums in the past.