found passion for the guitar at age 14 and was soon performing in rock and jazz bands. At age 17 he performed in the Encore HSC concert at the Sydney Opera House and went on to attain a Bachelor in Contemporary Music, majoring in Composition.
In the mid-1990s Matthew formed the melodic-rock band Majik Lift, released the EP 'Morphodidius', and toured Australia supporting bands such as Def FX and Grinspoon. In 1999 he released a solo singer/songwriter CD 'Moments with Pasquali'. In 2000 Matthew played alongside members of DIG (Directions in Groove) with the funk singer Kurtis.
In 2003 Matthew's attention directed to dance music and DJing and so he formed the minimal progressive Zenon records with his brother Sensient, soon after relocating to Japan to produce progressive-psy trance as Fine Diner. Fine Diner was released on trance labels Cosmic Conspiracy (NZ) and Groove Zone (Japan) and performed in New Zealand, Denmark and Japan with international artists like Ticon and Vibrasphere.
Since moving back to Sydney in 2011 Matthew has foccused on composing and producing two projects under the one name - A-Toniq. A-Toniq Electronica is pure chill out music influenced by many genres, while A-Toniq Acoustica features Matthew's solo guitar works.