Matthew, known to everyone he works with as Wills, trained at Clwyd Theatr Cymru and the School of Sound Recording, Manchester.
Sound designs for Clwyd Theatr Cymru include: The Cavalcaders, The Glass Menagerie, The Journey of Mary Kelly, Hosts of Rebecca, Of Mice and Men, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Word for Word/Gair am Air, Damwain a Hap/Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Private Lives, The Secret, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dealer’s Choice, Betrayal, Romeo and Juliet, Blithe Spirit, The Crucible, Silas Marner, Oleanna, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Hobson’s Choice, Stone City Blue, The Druid’s Rest, Night Must Fall, The Birthday Party, The Grapes of Wrath, Memory, Arcadia, The Cherry Orchard, Two Princes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, The Drawer Boy, Noises Off, Mary Stuart, Pygmalion, Arden of Faversham, Shakespeare’s Will, A Small Family Business, Dancing at Lughnasa, Blackthorn, Gaslight, Taking Steps, Roots, As You Like It, Bruised, God of Carnage, Boeing Boeing, Rape of the Fair Country, Educating Rita, Salt, Root and Roe, The Winslow Boy, Aristocrats, Season’s Greetings, Copenhagen, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Arms and the Man, Ghosts, Somewhere in England, Jack and the Beanstalk – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, Hamlet, The Herbal Bed, Little Shop of Horrors and Cinderella, The Panto with Soul.
Other work includes: sound design for Carpe Momento’s production of A Christams Carol, narration recordist for the film documentary, I Told You I Was Ill: the Life & Legacy Of Spike Milligan for Best FX, engineer for many voice overs for many radio adverts, engineer and co-producer of Dog’s D’Amour vocalist, Tyla’s Nocturnal Nomad album, mastering engineer on a further 17 of Tyla’s CD releases and 2 DVD releases for King Outlaw / Cargo Records. Other signed bands worked with include The Quireboys, Antiproduct, New Desease and The Relatives and other record labels worked for include Stone Me Records, Changes One Records, Desert Inn Records and Spank Records (which he was the co-founder). Other CD releases include, 3 albums for various Welsh Male Voice Choirs and Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s music from The Alexander Cordell Trilogy and Brassed Off.
Wills’ sound design work has been part of a National Theatre Design exhibition at the V&A Museum, London, celebrating the work of British Sound Designers.