"AHEAD Drumsticks changed my drumming performance. By relaxing my hands and maintaining good posture, these sticks raise me to my highest performance levels. Not only do they make the sound of the snare, toms and cymbals louder, I can even play the bass drum louder. In addition, I can play a complicated phrase which needs a delicate stoke to evoke a softer sound. These sticks are for all genres and are for me a must-have! AHEAD Drumsticks absolutely take my playing to a higher level."
Matarow got his start in rock drumming by listening to New Wave, Punk, Rock and Heavy Metal genres as a teenager. He was also greatly influenced by Japanese rock bands such as Y.M.O, Loudness and The Willard, the latter which he actually eventually joined. His musical style was also impacted by foreign heavy metal and new wave bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Damned, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, The Pop Group and Ultravox.
His respect for Stewart Copeland (The Police), Neal Peart (Rush) and Rat Scabies (The Damned) led him to try to emulate their solid beat technique and this in turn drew him to AHEAD Drumsticks.