Matthew has also written various short stories and a book for youth workers entitled 'Never Work with Children!' now available as an eBook. He is working on a study of the boy's singing voice and the social as well as musical reasons why boys find it hard to sing. His short story ‘Man of the Moment’ was a winning entry in the Raw Cuts competition hosted by Channel 4, 2006.
His Choral Drama Such is the Kingdom was performed by the Bannerman Learning Community and guests in Glasgow Cathedral.