Matt Zekala started writing songs on the playground when he was nine years old and eventually found his way to New York City, playing guitar for Dreamspeak in the 1980s. He went on to form Gravity in the 1990s with drummer Tom Kaelin, and was a founding member of Gent Treadly.

Matt has backed up a number of vocalists over the years, and also records and performs as a solo artist. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he continues to play with Sean O'Brien in their acoustic trio, The Dirigible Brothers