24 Oct 2018





24 Oct 2018

Matt Gio has been an active member of the music industry in Perth for over 15 years. Beginning as a touring multi-instrumentalist to currently owning and operating Rada Studio with best friend and colleague Dan Carroll, with whom he shares a friendly rivalry. Located in West Perth, Rada Studios has hosted some of Australia’s most beloved artists.

Outside of Rada, Matt also participates in a mentoring program with WAM (West Australian Music), working with artists across remote WA. WAM’s Sounds of initiative works with musicians in local communities, highlighting that wherever there are people, then there will also be great talent. As a testament to the strength of the program, some of the people that Matt has worked with have become respected artists in their own right.

In conjunction with this mentoring experience, Matt has now entered the next phase of his career, teaching Audio at SAE. An SAE Perth alumni himself, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Audio, Matt was often invited back by the campus to host guest lectures. Joining the teaching staff full time in September 2018, Matt knows this is where he is meant to be. "I want to start to make way for a new generation to come through and teach them what I know while I’m also still actively working in the industry. Ever since studying with SAE it has also been a goal of mine to work there as well."

Matt has been nominated in the Best Sound Engineer category at this years WAM Awards* alongside Rada colleague Dan, coincidentally SAE is sponsoring the Best Sound Engineer category this year. "Being nominated so many times over the years is awesome recognition and validation of the reputation I have in the industry" Matt says.




Contemplating his successful career, Matt’s advice to those wanting to make their mark on the music industry is to put yourself out there and your efforts will be rewarded. Matt wouldn’t want to be doing anything else, “WA has the best music community. As an organisation WAM really fosters the atmosphere of support in our industry and SAE is championing the next generation of talent, I’m extremely proud to be be involved with both.”

*UPDATE: Matt Gio has won the award in his category for Best Studio Engineer at the 2018 WAMawards. Congratulations Matt!


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