Matthew Gerrard

Matthew Gerrard
Matthew Gerrard
Background information
Born Toronto, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupations Record producer, songwriter
Instruments Piano, bass guitar
Associated acts Regatta

Matthew Gerrard is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. He has written hit singles by artists such as Nick Carter ("Help Me"), Kelly Clarkson ("Breakaway"), Hilary Duff ("I Can't Wait", "Why Not"), Eden's Crush ("Get Over Yourself") and Jesse McCartney ("She's No You"). He contributed songs to the soundtracks of the Disney Channel films High School Musical, The Cheetah Girls 2 (both 2006) and Jump In! (2007), and to the Hannah Montana television soundtrack. He also wrote the original music for the Nickelodeon Hit Musical movie Spectacular!.as well as writing the self-titled-debut song for the nickelodeon hit boy band Big Time Rush.

Matthew grew up in Don Mills, a comfortable suburb of Toronto's north-east end and as a side note, Canada's first planned community. He attended George S. Henry Secondary School where he played trombone in band, later playing bass in a school based 5 piece jazz fusion combo - Nemesis Fusion. Nemesis Fusion competed in two Canadian stage band festivals earning silver in 1982 and winning the competition the following year when Gerrard wrote the group's original material. After high school Gerrard was a member of a band called Regatta, which released one self-titled album. He also played bass and toured with Kim Mitchell (former Max Webster lead man).

Writing Discography

Jonas Brothers "Drive" from Jonas L.A.


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