Matt Williams

Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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About Me


Gigs gigs gigs. Just having fun living a life with no responsibilities for a while before starting a career!


I've just finished my master's in Astrophysics from the University of Sheffield and have decided to stick around for another year as a musician to have some fun!

If you ask me about something I'm interested in I'll talk with you for hours and we'll probably end up so far from the topic we started at we won't be able to work out how we got there!


Is it going to make a good story? I should probably do it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


After some fantastic hosts in the US, I'll be trying to repay the community while I'm at home.


During the summer of 2012 I busked my way around Europe with two friends. It was the best experience of my life to date, both for the places and the people we met along the way. Some of whom we try to keep in touch with when we can!

I also did a hitchhike from Sheffield, UK to Vilnius, Lithuania for charity. Met some awesome people and saw some incredible places.

Last summer I travelled over 7000 miles in a van around the US, staying with some fantastic people along the way.

Stayed with some great people during my second hitchhike, this time from Sheffield to Bucharest.

Also been hosting people in Sheffield whenever I can accommodate them. It's always nice to get a fresh face in for a night or two - my housemates are even on board!


I studied astrophysics, but the time I should have been spending on that I spet playing and writing music instead. That or planning the next big trip...
I guess it paid off as I can make a living from it now!

I tried sushi in Seattle and it changed my life.

Flying solo on my last roadtrip has led me to rediscover my love of reading in crowded places.

Music, Movies, and Books

My music tastes vary on my mood massively; everything from Chopin to Zeppelin to Noisia crops up from time to time!

I have a secret love for romcoms, but a solid thriller or horror film will always beat it.

Currently reading a collection of David Mitchell's columns - a lovely little book to dip in and out of!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Flew a sea plane over Lake Tahoe.

Ended up on tour with a wonderful couple of musicians after meeting them in a bar.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll make your lives a bit more exciting while we're together, and I'm always up for swapping stories. If you like music then I can awkwardly serenade you too, some people have told me I'm quite good!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Guests get to crash in our lounge, not much in the way of comfort but it's fairly warm and dry so you'll be fine! I'm free most days as gigs are in the evening so I can show you around or give you suggestions and let you roam free!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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