Matt Montgomery is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, and video game developer.

Matt graduated with a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, studying viola and composition, and wrote and recorded music for their acclaimed animation school. Since graduating, Matt has rooted himself in the Bay Area, working as a composer and instrumentalist for film, television, and video games.

Matt has been featured on productions for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Her Interactive, Ubisoft, IFC Online, and several independent films and commercials. As a multi-intrumentalist, he has performed with Symphony Silicon Valley, California Symphony, New Century Players, and Theater Works. He recorded with the tango ensemble Montango, and composed music for their two studio albums produced by rock legend Steve Miller. Matt has worked as a developer and composer for Ubisoft's Rocksmith games since 2010.



Petty Troubles is a live orchestral pop album featuring the songs of Matt Montgomery, orchestrated by Brian Adam McCune, and produced by Brendan West. Petty Troubles is also the title of the companion documentary, directed by Isaac Pingree, that chronicles the process, perks, and pitfalls of recording an independent album recorded live in just one day with 30 Bay Area musicians. Though risky by design and imperfect by nature, we are extremely proud of the results. We hope that you'll enjoy our labor of love.

Visit PettyTroubles.com for more information.


Versus Them is a San Francisco Bay Area rock band fronted by Vocalist/Guitarist/Violinist Matt Montgomery. Versus Them combines original, harmony-infused songwriting with a powerful piano-driven rock ensemble. Their unique and original songs create a refreshingly lovable sound. Versus Them has played shows with notable local acts such as Judgement Day, Birds and Batteries, and have also performed at NoisePop throughout the Bay Area.

Visit VsThem.com for more information.


Awesöme Orchestra Collective is a Bay Area Orchestra that plays at non-traditional venues, can be spotted doing a flash mob at a moment's notice, and has also played more traditional venues like The Independent in San Francisco. Matt had the distinct honor of having Awesöme Orchestra perform his Petty Troubles album on two separate occasions. He also frequently plays in their viola section.

Visit AwesomeOrchestra.com for more information.