Matthew Smith was born legally blind on January 4, 1989 in Miami, Florida. He is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Matthew showed an early gift for music, and with a bevy of instruments including the piano, drums, bass and flute, he taught himself to play at the age of four. With innate talent and deep commitment to his craft, he began writing and recording his own music early on, demonstrating ease and comfort while performing on stage. Off stage, he took the opportunity to expand his talents at the music program at The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Learning different styles of music and instruments, Matthew's vast talent was easily recognized by several influential people. Two time Grammy Award winning percussionist, Bobby Thomas Jr., as well as renowned artist, Rebecca Duren, helped Matthew take his creativity to the next level, as he began to compose his own contemporary compositions. Matthew has performed his many styles of music at various venues, such as The House of Representatives, and for individuals such as Dwayne Wade Sr., Woody Harrison, and recording artist, Nicole Henry.