Matt McGinley

  (Redirected from Kill the Frontman)

Matthew Ryan "Matt" McGinley (born February 24, 1983) is the co-founder and former drummer of Gym Class Heroes[1] and a contributing music producer to the nationally syndicated radio program, This American Life.[2]

Matt McGinley
Birth nameMatthew Ryan McGinley
Born (1983-02-24) February 24, 1983 (age 38)
OriginNew York, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, drummer
Years active1997–present
LabelsFueled by Ramen, Atlantic
Associated acts


Matt McGinley is the drummer and co-founder of the band Gym Class Heroes (Atlantic Records). Independent of the band, he has toured and performed with a range of other artists including Ryn Weaver, Wafia, and Ben Abraham.[3]

He is a contributing music producer to the nationally syndicated radio show, This American Life.[4] And has composed original music for other critically acclaimed podcast series, including Serial[5] and S-Town.[6]

McGinley also worked with experimental post-hardcore band The Bunny the Bear as a studio drummer for their three releases Stories, Food Chain, and A Liar Wrote This.[7] He was accompanied by producer and guitarist Doug White, who had previously worked with Gym Class Heroes.


McGinley attended the State University of New York at Oneonta from 2001–2004 [8] and holds a B.A. from Boston University; which he pursued while touring with Gym Class Heroes.


  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "Biography: Gym Class Heroes". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ "matt mcginley". matt mcginley. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  3. ^ "Matt McGinley | DRUMS". Matt McGinley | DRUMS. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  4. ^ "Small Talk Música". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Music from Season Three". Serial. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  6. ^ "Music - S-Town Podcast". S-Town Podcast. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  7. ^ "Stories - The Bunny The Bear". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  8. ^ Full news archive