Slash Guitar Legend (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver)
"Matt Laug is one of the best & most professional drummers I've ever worked with. Hard hitting, great meter & great tone & a hell of a nice guy too."
Mike Campbell Songwritter, Guitarist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,The Dirty Knobs)
"Matt Laug? Who is this guy? I know him better as " Swamp Fox ".
For the last decade or more, Matt has been playing with me live and in the studio with The Dirty Knobs. Live, he's a monster and in the studio he's a beast. I never have to question him, he always just seems to do exactly what I want. Basically, he's a clock with soul. He listens to the song and the singer and always comes up with the essence of what the groove should be. He also knows how to strike each drum to get the optimum tone. His musical input and suggestions are essential to each project. Many times he will point out something I am doing wrong that I overlooked, and save my ass. I don't think we've ever had an argument....he always brings his " A " game and will fight to the finish to make it great. I feel blessed to have him as a friend and to be able to depend on him to make my stuff sound better. If the Heartbeakers ever lose Steve Ferrone ( God forbid! ) , Swamp Fox is the guy I would want as our drummer."
"When I first saw Matt with The Dirty Knobs I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing. Then I found out who he was and that there is the possibility to hire him online. Perfect! He is performing on the songs for my solo-record and I am always asking myself how he could know of what kind of performance I was dreaming of. Perfect taste, time, feel and tone. And just fun to work with!"
John Shanks Producer/Writer/Musician (Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, Van Halen)
"I have known Matt for almost 20 years and in that time have always known him to be that go to guy. Not only completely professional but he has a feel and style and knowledge of the drums that I look for and hope for when bringing in a drummer of his calibre. He always knows what drums to use once hearing the song we are working on and plays exactly what is needed. We have worked on many platinum selling projects together and I'm sure that it's his foundation and creative musicianship that has helped make all those songs hits."
Bob Glaub Session Bassist Legend (John Lennon, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Carole King)
"I love playing with Matt…he brings so much to the party…great feel…perfect time…amazing sounds…huge ears…great ideas. He’s such an amazing musician…it’s ALWAYS a great day when I get to play with Matt…YOU should be so lucky!”
Brian Ray Singer, Songwritter/Record Producer/Guitarist/Bassist (Paul McCartney)
"Matt is the kind of drummer you want on your record because he is tasteful, quick and sensitive to every aspect of your music. He listens to the vocalist and never overplays (unless you force him to). After working and playing with Matt Laug for over 10 years, I can tell you that he is more importantly, the kind of guy you want as a friend."
Tim Pierce Session Guitarist Veteran (Michael Jackson, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen)
"Matt Laug ranks very highly, on a short list of drummers, that do the lion's share of recording work on the West Coast. He plays with impeccable time, with a great deal of strength and authority, and also most importantly, a great deal of heart. He instinctively hears and plays his drum performance from the songwriter's point of view……. And he's one of the nicest people you will ever meet….. I plan on working with Matt again and again, far into the future!!"
Lyle Workman Film Composer/Session Guitarist (Sting, Beck, Todd Rundgren)
“I have been very fortunate to have Matt play on many of my film scores throughout the years, including Get Him to The Greek, Incredible Burt Wonderstone, American Reunion, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, just to name a few. I am consistently taken by his outstanding musicianship, incredible tone, superb feel, and wide versatility. He is always full of creative ideas and on a personal level he is a complete joy to work with. I have never been less than 100% happy and satisfied with his wonderful contributions to my music. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Jason Sinay Singer,Songwritter/Guitarist (Ivan Neville, The Dirty Knobs, Jason Sinay Band)
"Matt Laug is my first call for both Live shows and Recording Sessions. His incredible pocket, musical parts and infectious energy always make working with Matt a joy for all involved. There's only one drummer that I know that possesses all these great qualities and more and it's Matt Laug".
Lance Morrison Composer/Session Bassist (Don Henley, Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart)
"I've been playing with Matt Laug for 25 years now. We've done everything together from club gigs to stadium shows, from song demos to platinum records, and even some projects that never got past the rehearsal stage. So I wanted to say something about Matt that only the person he's worked with most can: he always cares. I mean, I have never seen him take so much as a measure off, whether it's during a live performance at Giant Stadium, the 10th take of a songwriter demo, or the last run-though at some rehearsal. Anybody who has worked with him can tell you how talented and creative he is, and how easy he is to get along with. I can tell you he is always that way."
David Feldstein Songwritter/TV & Film Composer/Session Singer (Don Henley)
"Not only is Matt Laug my go to guy for every drum track I record, he actually makes my drums sound better. He is a master of the studio and has made magic happen on my songs in every style. Whether we're doing rock, country, pop, dance and even metal, Matt brings an authenticity and an incredible musicality. He's inventive, creative, incredibly fast, and an overall great guy to work with. Not only does he always deliver exactly what I ask for, he comes up with ideas that I never would have imagined. Without a doubt, Matt raises my recordings to the next level. He is the musical secret weapon!"