Matthys Maree hails from Oudtshoorn, and studied in Stellenbocsh and Pretoria.

He has contributed to the music industry full-time since 1995 with a focus on arrangements, studio production, and as a session musician (studio & live) on piano, keyboards and accordion. 

Matthys plays 150-200 live shows per year, has produced more than 150 albums, and has, as a session pianist, played on more than 500 albums.

He has toured with various artists around the world, and more recently conceptualised the Afri-Series of albums which involved musicians, artists, and studios from South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.