Matt Stocks is a UK based DJ with over 15 years live experience, having toured & performed to sold out crowds in many of the UK’s most iconic music venues, including The Camden Roundhouse, Brixton Academy & The O2 Arena.
He started out promoting a series of successful club nights during his time as a student in Exeter in the mid-2000s: Invasion of the Record Snatchers (Garage Rock/Surf Rock/Rockabilly/Psychobilly), Ready, Steady, Go! (R&B/Northern Soul/Mod/Ska) & Niche Market (Punk/Post-Punk/New Wave/Indie). These nights were all major hits in the south west, attracting the likes of Joss Stone, Carl Barat & Finley Quaye through the door.
After moving back to his town of Birmingham in 2010, Matt became a presenter on Kerrang! Radio, hosting the station’s flagship Evening Show for three years. During his time on Kerrang! he performed at some of the UK’s leading rock & metal festivals (Download and Sonsiphere), at the annual Kerrang! Awards three years in a row, and at numerous Kerrang! branded club nights across the UK.
From 2013-2018, Matt hosted & curated the Lock Up Stage at one of the UK’s premier music festivals, Reading & Leeds, showcasing his love of punk & alternative music. And from 2016-2018, he hosted & curated the punk & alternative stage at Slam Dunk Festival.
Matt also spent two years as the resident DJ at London’s Brooklyn Bowl venue in The O2 Arena, where he opened up for acts as wide-ranging as Grandmaster Flash, Wendy James, Bob Mould, Lucinda Williams, Public Service Broadcasting, Alice Russell, Anti-Flag & The View. And he DJ’ed After Parties for O2 Arena acts like The Libertines, Bring Me The Horizon & UB40.
More recently, Matt’s toured the UK & Europe with the likes of Sublime, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Flogging Molly, The Bronx, House Of Pain, Steel Panther & Zakk Sabbath. And opened up for The Damned, The Darkness, The Wildhearts, The Ruts, The Stranglers, The Twang, Frank Turner & Andy Taylor to name just a few.
Before the Corona outbreak, Matt spent the last few years hosting residency slots at venues all over London, from The World’s End in Camden to The Playboy Club in Mayfair, and he’s well versed in mixing a wide range of musical genres: rock, punk, metal, indie, hip-hop, funk, soul, ska, reggae, blues and R&B.