Meet the band
With over 10 years of events experience we pride ourselves on providing your guests with the perfect musical soundtrack. We have assembled an amazing team of professional musicians who work together on a weekly basis at weddings, parties and corporate events.
Matt is AKA’s founder, band leader and guitarist. He set up the band after performing in many events bands as the guitarist, slowly learning the industry and trade whilst learning his skills on guitar as a degree student at ACM in Guildford.
Since leaving university, Matt has gone on to tour Europe with bands, write and record music in some of the UK’s most established and highly regarded studios and played at some of the best live venues you can, including Glastonbury Festival and Hampton Court and The Gherkin.
Matt is who you will talk to throughout the entire of your booking and is the person who will make sure your wedding or party is exactly what you want.
Rose is an exceptional and confident singer. She has a fantastic range and is perfect for adapting to different styles, genres and making sure that the right songs get played at the right time.
Rose has been performing with bands for years, playing at top events and venues and working at music academies and within the industry. She is an excellent vocal coach and knows her own voice inside out.
Along with her work with AKA she writes, records and tours her own original music with her own band when she is not performing with AKA.
Rose is our newest addition to the AKA family and has fitted in like she has been here for years. She is our number 1 singer, and she has that spot for a reason!
This is our bassist, Hugh. He is an amazingly skilled musician and his work with some of the best in the business shows this. He has toured and worked along side some of the biggest names in the music industry. His support slots include The Hoosiers, The Doobie Brothers and he is currently the bass player on the Bat Out Of Hell Musical in the West End.
Hugh and Matt have been working together for over 10 years having know each other since doing their A levels together. This long term relationship means that they are a great team and work extremely well together.
Hugh is an also very competent mentor and tutor, teaching at ICMP in London as well as private tuition.
If there is anyone that you want on stage with you, this is the man!
Martin is a very experienced and respected drummer and percussionist. He has been playing with AKA since it’s formation and working with Matt and Rose for several years before that.
He is working alongside some great artists in London and the UK and has established himself as a reliable, hard working and trustworthy musician.
His background is in live music, working in big bands and large ensembles, before attending ACM (where meeting Matt) and turning his hand to a more contemporary feel.
Martin and Hugh make a formidable rhythm section and are the heartbeat of the band.