Goose The Drummer
Drummer for Owl City
Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Matt Gusmer is a prominent drummer, drum instructor, and producer. He consistently strives to grow himself and believes strongly in the power of practice and hard work.
Born in Green Bay, WI, Matt began playing drums at the age of 10. His birthday gift for his tenth birthday was a beginner drum kit along with weekly drum lessons with Steve Seitz for 6 years which sparked his passion and dream to be a drummer. Matt developed his love for music in multiple rock bands, marching bands, jazz bands, and concert bands throughout high school.
In 2011, Matt moved to Minneapolis to study Music Business at North Central University (NCU) where he acquired the nickname "Goose." Matt studied at NCU with elite drummers Zach Miller (Sara Groves) and Aaron Johnson (River Valley Church). This led to his audition for North Central University’s premier touring group called One Accord, mentored by former SonicFlood member Jeff Deyo. Matt traveled with One Accord on two tours for over seven months. Since then, Matt has graduated from NCU and been a part of countless endeavors including a live music video with YouTube sensation Molly Kate Kestner covering Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” North Central University’s live album Hearts On Fire, Jeff Deyo’s music video “I Belong To You,” as well as performing with The Voice’s Andi and Alex identical twin duo. These opportunities led him to begin playing with Owl City on Cinematic Tour in Sept-Nov 2018.