Matt Garstka is regarded as one of the key progressive drummers of his generation. Playing most often with seasoned musicians, Matt quickly developed into a versatile and mature musician. At 14, Matt had the chance to meet Jo Sallins who inspired him to become a professional musician. He soon began doing studio work and started teaching privately. Matt toured several times with Gokh Bi System, an African Hip Hop band during his studies at Berklee College of Music. He moved to L.A. shortly after to further his musical pursuits. Soon after moving to L.A. he joined the band Animals as Leaders and has been touring with the band internationally.