Begun in 2005 by Melbourne native Matt Ridgway as a collaborative musical studio project, Winterpark soon evolved into a live band that merged elements of sound design, pop, electronica and noise. Over the course of the last five years, Winterpark have appeared in both band and solo guises.
In 2006, Winterpark put together One Night Alone, their debut album, which was greeted with a four star review by Rolling Stone. The same year, Winterpark’s music was included in the soundtrack for Japanese feature film Academy, and the short film Centre of the Universe, shot in New York. In 2007, the band took on the world with an adventure that saw them film a clip in the back alleys of Brooklyn, play at parties at Iceland's Airwaves Festival for free drinks, carry equipment on the Paris underground to play more parties, travel to Prague to play at a bookstore, and write songs in a makeshift apartment in Berlin.
In 2008, Winterpark returned back to home turf and, with the help of a Vic Rocks Music Career Building’grant, independently released Falling Men and Flying Dreams, following up with a subsequent east coast tour.
Winterpark's music was recently chosen to accompany the dramatic closing scene of the first episode of Channel 9’s Underbelly series and was included in the program’s soundtrack CD. Matt continues to write, record and play live under the Winterpark moniker.