Matt Banky

Songwriter, Producer, Composer

33 Reviews (29 Verified)
Matt Banky on SoundBetter

Hi guys, I'm Matt and I'm grateful to have been mentored by Sir Paul McCartney himself, learning how to express the perfect song. A Multi-Genre Writer/Performer here to help bring your songs or ideas to life. Working with Sony EMI, Universal, NFL, Hallmark TV, X factor winner Matt Terry, and amassed over 1 Million Spotify Streams. Let's chat x

I love writing, helping artists finish a new song or composing a gripping piece to a TV brief.
Making a powerful or catchy song stand out.
So, my desire is to make sure your vision and artist voice is clearly shown in the song. It is VITAL to me that you LOVE the radio or TV ready track that we create.

It's my job to highlight and create the delicate or powerful arrangements that gets your voice heard!
I've dedicated my life and personal growth to music, and I would love to use that in your music!


- Written for Global Labels Sony EMI + Universal.
- Worked with Sir Paul McCartney, X-Factor winners (Including Matt Terry), Members of Parliament and international businesses.
- Writing for NFL / Hallmark TV Music briefs.
- 10+ Years Experience songwriting

- Finalist for the Top 10 UK Songwriting Competition,
- Semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition
- Graduated Prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, w./ 1st Class degree
- Success across UK and US markets, with examples of National Radio Success (BBC, Bauer Group etc)
- Examples of over 1M Streams.
- Songs placed on International Airline flights and on Sync playlists for rotation in establishments around the UK.

Contact me to hear more samples or for different styles.
Or, simply to chat through any thoughts, concerns or questions you may have.

Matt B

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

33 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Emily H.

    created a great melody for me, and threw in an additional guitar instrumental to help me practice to!

  2. Review by Bob B.
    by Bob B.

    Matt did an excellent job on my latest release! He provided expert songwriting and production insights, enthusiastic support, and was easy to work with. Matt helped me complete my project with top-notch professional results, and I highly recommend him as a songwriter and producer!!

  3. Review by Daniela

    WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! Matt is the real deal. The process was just so much fun, he is so easy to communicate with! I am beyond happy with the results! Would 1000% work with again. Matt is very talented, and skilled, he definitely knows what he is doing and t the best part is he enjoys it so much he is a JOY to work with. The RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!

  4. Review by Mia K.
    by Mia K.

    Matt has been absolutely professional and lovely to work with. I came knocking with a lyric and kind of a sound in mind, and Matt just created a beautiful piece of music from that! I can definitely recommend his service. Probably not my last project with him :-)

  5. Review by Christie F.

    Matt is well educated and experienced in music, and I loved that I was able to learn from him. He has various vocalists you can choose from, he is open to bouncing ideas back and forth, and I’m very happy with the catchy pop/rock track we worked on together.

  6. Review by Joseph Brooks

    Very respectful and intentional with how he approaches working with an artist. Matt goes out of his way to understand your project and attain professional results. Awesome songwriter, definitely will be working with him again soon!

  7. Review by Tribal Saints

    Matt crushed it! We had a specific vibe in mind and all the first takes were on point, no revisions. Great sound that added perfectly to the track.

  8. Review by Davide
    by Davide

    Matt worked hard on the song!

  9. Review by Davide
    by Davide

    Matt worked hard on this song!

  10. Review by Jayme B.

    Matt's been brimming with enthusiasm from the very start and has been hugely helpful to me and patient and flexible with me as a novice to all this. He turned my lyrics into a catchy tune that I will now have rattling my head forever and I look forward to working with him to hopefully develop it further at a future point, as he has some exciting production ideas. Also a pretty darn good singing voice, which helps with the demo. He's been very encouraging to me too.

  11. Review by AJ P.
    by AJ P.

    As always, Matt did a fantastic job!

  12. Review by AJ P.
    by AJ P.

    Matt is a joy to work with! He is willing to brainstorm through every step of the creative process. I repeatedly work with him because of how trustworthy he is with my music! Especially with such a personal collection, it means a lot to see someone who cares about it the way I do.

  13. Review by AJ P.
    by AJ P.

    Matt was fantastic to work with again! He adjusted to feedback and was communicative throughout the process. I look forward to doing more work with him.

  14. Review by AJ P.
    by AJ P.

    I came to Matt with a rough idea of how I would want my instrumentals to look like for my debut single. Despite only providing him some descriptions, song lyrics, and a clip of me singing the song, he executed the vision perfectly! Matt was also communicative, transparent, and fast with the work itself. He never failed to be extremely patient with any questions and suggestions I had on my end too. This job will not be the last time I work with Matt, and I can highly suggest him to anybody!

  15. Review by Matteo P.

    Kindness, professionalism and fantastic ideas, that's what I want to say about Matt. He made a song for me and delivered it on time, following my requests perfectly. I recommend him 100%!
    Thank you Matt, it was a pleasure working with you.

  16. Review by Ranieri P.

    Matt is the perfect choice for musicians looking for arrangements, recordings and suggestions to realize their song for the right price. He is a real artist, with an high level knowledge. Really suggested

  17. Review by Kevin S.

    I put together an Alt/ Rock type instrumental and asked Matt for lyrics and vocal melody suited/ tailored for a female singer and what he delivered was that and much more. Matt rearranged the track to fit a more mainstream vocal and knocked it out the park! Great Work!!

  18. Review by MahayagMusic

    Another track done and dusted with Matt. Absolutely amazing job, easy to work with, easy to communicate and establish ideas with. He's not afraid to put his own unique ideas forward too, which I find a great quality.
    Really pleased with what is now my 2nd track with Matt. It won't be my last either, I look forward to creating more in the future! Excellent, excellent bloke!

  19. Review by Victor S.

    Matt helped me put music to my lyrics. He also wrote the lead sheet and provided me with instructional videos how to play the song on the piano. Finally, he sang and recorded a beautiful fully mastered version of the song.

    His voice is not only amazing and his musical skills extraordinary but he also listened to me and my ideas I had for the song. He is a true professional and his response time is impressive.

    Working with Matt has been nothing but a great experience.

  20. Review by Max B.
    by Max B.

    Matt is really in a league of his own. He keeps coming up with brilliant ideas that enhance my music. He is a seamless collaborator and has an intuitive sense of melody to match his incredible mastery of production. He always elevates my music and delivers jaw dropping results! Thanks again!

Interview with Matt Banky

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Working with the most interesting new pop/ indie artist, who has these real cool small initial ideas and I am fortunate enough to be the one to help them build these ideas into full productions!

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: If you test me, ask me to do whatever you need... I will be sure to challenge myself to visualise exactly what you wanted.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: To work on an initial idea with a client until you see an amazing master song at the end!

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Do you think we could make this sound like <...> or does this sound like something we can do to this demo? My answer is always ABSOLUTELY yes, we are both creative people and our strengths lie in taking an idea and running with it to make it huge!

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: That I deal just with acoustic music. It is a popular brief of mine due to my experience, but I have actually created more top 40 sounding pop and EDM tracks for clients.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Be open about what you really want from your project (even if it sounds demanding) and I will mould my skill set to achieve it. If you're NOT SURE what you want, contact me with a couple ideas/questions and I'd love to discuss with you.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Acoustic Guitar, Drum Machine, An amp, FX Pedals and Recording software.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I studied at music school and university in different areas, finding and developing my strengths which led me to an exclusive songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney before starting to focus on a Songwriting career, forging connections in the industry and continuing to work with Publishers and labels like Sony EMI and Universal on briefs. I now like to deal with direct artists such as yourself to see how we can work more personally to create amazing results.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Anthemic melodies and hooks, often framed in lush soundscapes or driving beats.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: It is key to have natural sounding instruments somewhere in your song, in this age everything is so processed which can be AMAZING, but having even on natural, organic sound can really help connect a tune to it's audience.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: A very eclectic mix, often working on Folk, Rock, Pop or EDM in the same week. What is similar in all of these styles is they still have a message to convey. Test me with any style you need, and I would love to strive to perfect it for you.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Writing melodies to portray any vibe, deep and thoughtful, or catchy hook that lock in with a new tight drum track that we created.

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: This varies from project to project, depending on how much or little is needed, but I'm always sure to chat with the artist to find their message and desired vibe, then I tend to bring the experience to help carry and magnify their vision to an industry standard without losing sight of the original artist.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: I firstly find what kind of emotion/ message the song needs to portray and build the track based on it's needs... indie folk artist asks me for an emotive track with a big anthemic chorus? First I find the melody that hits home! ...a pop/R'n'B singer wants something with a groove right in the pocket with a choral feel? I make that laidback, tight groove then build around the emotive choral melody as the centre-piece. Every song needs to get that artist voice across!

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: A mac running Logic Pro X is the basis of my setup. Glittered with a multitude of Waves, Native and Spitfire plugins and endless reams of cleared samples. My Rode and Aston Mics are my trusty companions, but I'm also lucky to use a Neumann U-47 for certain projects. A range of Fender, Gibson and Custom guitars to provide the whole tonal spectrum, Takamine acoustics and 12 Strings and stringed instruments from Mandolin right through to Violin. Taking up the most space is my fully 12 mic'd drum kit, which changeable cymbals and snare for varying attack and tone. The Yamaha Keyboards and Synths don't help the space situation either!

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: As cliché as it sounds I am inspired by everything I hear, because you really honestly can take the best elements from any music in the industry and learn what makes it work so well.

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Most artists come along to me with an idea or a demo recording of the most amazing little ideas or sometimes more complete demos with fun ideas. As an artist, myself, I often tend to work with them on helping finalise the into industry standard Masters, that go on to get thousands of Spotify plays and sometimes great advert placements. It is such a pleasure to work alongside artists aspiring after the same goal as myself, and when we share the same vision for your song, we can work together to make it really shine!

Matthew R Bankhurst- Friend (Sony Demo)

I was the Songwriter, Lyricist, Singer and Multi-instrumentalist in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • James Bay
  • Tom Misch
  • George Ezra
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U47
  • Aston Origin
  • AKG
  • Takamine Acoustics
  • Gibson/ Fender 12 + 6 strings
  • Marshall JCM-800
  • Midi keyboard (+Spitfire Audio Full Orchestras)
  • fully mic'd drum kit/ Cinematic Percussion
  • GGD Industry Drum Programming
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Book in for a full song and lyric writing, and I'll produce the demo/guide vocal for free