Matt McChlery was born in Zimbabwe and from an early age it was apparent that he had natural musical ability. Songwriting runs in the family as Matt’s great, great, great grandfather, Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould wrote the classic hymn ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’.
Over the years Matt’s music has achieved success with his independent single ‘Jewel of Africa’ reaching the top 10 on the Zimbabwean chart and his album ‘Fly’ reaching number 13 on the NCM Euro Charts. Matt has won various awards for his music and blog, received airplay on hundreds of radio stations around the world and appeared on a number of TV channels, including UCB TV in the UK and Dove TV in America.
In 2016 Matt was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (cancer) and took some time off ministry for treatment. During this time he wrote an award winning blog that chronicled his experiences of living with faith and cancer. Now in full remission, Matt is back making music!