Mathew Irsak

Mathew Irsak has been a keen drummer since he was 7 years old. In January 1997, at the tender age of 12 Mathew received his first endorsement, from Zildjian Cymbals.This worldwide 'A' grade endorsement made him the youngest ever to achieve such recognition. Yamaha Drums were quick to show their support, endorsing Mathew and making him Australia's only Junior Clinician.

Mathew's name is already being associated with drummers like Mick O'Shea (Judge Mercy, Billy Thorpe, Dragon), Brent Eccles (the Angels), Paul Demarco (Rose Tattoo), Frank Celenza (Baby Animals) and Lucius Borridge (The Hanging Tree). Some of the few Australians to have a Zildjian A Grade Endorsement.

Matt has been featured twice on Channel 10 news with his band Childzplay, and has been interviewed on Cheez TV, Agro's Cartoon Connection, 'V' Channel with Nathan Harvey and been featured in Drum Media, Who Weekly magazine and Disney Adventures.

Under the guidance of teachers including Chad Wackerman, David Jones, Mick O'Shea and Milan Troaha, Mathew is exploring many musical avenues, including several bands and a percussion group.

So far, Childzplay's biggest gig has been at two Western Suburbs Rugby League Football games, where they played before the game, at half time and after the game, to an audience of around 15,000 people. 
Mathew's other work includes session work, touring with professional musicians around the Country in many different shows.

Mathew's reading ability and vast knowledge of music making him very employable for any environment.

Mathew has recently released his first learn to play drum instructional book called Drumming Essentials Beginners Guide to Drumming .
This book is ideal for any beginner looking at starting to learn the drums.