Matthew Reid is a classically trained, eclectic composer.
Currently, he is the musical director for The Second City -Toronto
where he provides a live soundtrack nightly for their latest revue, Shut Up and Show Us Your Tweets.
He has become a specialist of providing live soundtracks for comedic and improv theatrical productions and has performed with comedians from SCTV, SNL and Whose Line is it Anyway?
Reid has studied with some of Canada’s most respected composers including: Chan Ka Nin, Walter Bucyzinski and Lothar Klein.
Matthew is also a composer of serious classical music. He refers to the style of his mature works as neo-post-romantic.
In addition he’s the other member of sketch comedy duo Reid Along with Browning,
as well as the music improviser for the award winning improv troupe Slap Happy.
“Matt Reid’s improvised musical background
never misses the mark” - John Terauds TORONTO STAR
“Matthew Reid adds texture and oomph to scenes
with some well-placed notes” - Glenn Sumi NOW
“Matthew Reid is the master of music” - Paula Citron CLASSICAL 96.3 FM