Matthew Seligman is an English bassist who took part in the New Wave scene in the 1970s and the 1980s, best known as a member of the Soft Boys.
Born in Pendaya, Cyprus, on 14 July, 1955, he moved to the UK 8 months later and grew up in Wimbledon, England. Influenced by Paul McCartney, Free’s Andy Fraser, and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, he learned bass and subsequently, in his work with Thomas Dolby, moog. After a short spell with Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club, recording English Garden for CBS Records in 1979, he joined the Soft Boys for their 1980 album Underwater Moonlight (1980) with whom he subsequently recorded Invisible Hits (1981), Nextdoorland (2002) and Side 3 (2002).
In addition to the Soft Boys, Seligman was also in the early 80's a member of Local Heroes SW9 (playing on their first album, Drip Dry Zone (1980), with guitarist Kevin Armstrong), The Camera Club, the Thompson Twins and The Fallout Club. He also played bass with Robyn Hitchcock, and Thomas Dolby, with whom he recorded the US Billboard No.5 hit "She Blinded me with Science" (b/w "One of our submarines") in 1983, and the gold and platinum follow-up album, The Flat Earth.