Matthew Barker
Mar
22
9:30 AM09:30

Matthew Barker



Matthew was born in regional Victoria and after travelling around Australia, his family settled in Bundaberg in Queensland.  Matthew completed his high schooling in Bundaberg and continued his education at the Central Queensland University completing a Bachelor of Music specialising in Saxophone.  Matthew stills calls Bundaberg home and has settled there with his partner Natalie and their three young children.

Alongside a very full schedule of gigs and function entertainment and his raising his young family, Matthew also teaches guitar, an active teacher aide and is furthering his studies, branching into a Bachelor of Primary Education.

Matthew has enchanted audiences with his original music at numerous regional festivals, including El Grande Festival, The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, Lighthouse Festival and Bundaberg’s Autumn Sounds where he performed alongside Ball Park Music, Thundamentals and long-time friend Jackson Dunn. Matthew has also opened for a number of Australia's favourite musicians including Busby Marou, Ash Grunwald, James Blundell and Bob Evans. 


2019 will see Matthew and his family packing their lives into a tin can and touring Australia, performing at as many venues as possible while seeing the beautiful country side that Australia has to offer. 

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Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Matthew Barker is no stranger to the music industry even though his name may be foreign to some.  Performing under the pseudonym “The Bucketseats” for the last five years, Matthew has written, produced and released 4 EP’s under The Bucketseats name.   

Matthew decided to step out from behind The Bucketseats project, gifting to us his laid back sounds under the Matthew Barker Music brand. Matthew is an entirely self-taught vocalist and guitarist. Years of experience as a solo performer while extensively gigging has made him an extraordinary live musician and skilled performer. Matthew has released 2 EP's under his name and is currently preparing for his third.

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15
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22
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Copy of Joel Everard

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With just a microphone and an acoustic guitar, Joel is sure to fit in with your awards evening dinner or in the background over drinks and cocktails at your corporate event.

 

Joel Everard (Vocals/Guitar)

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Bridget Pross

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aron has been playing music for most of his life and has been in various bands over the years and done support gigs for bands such as the Screaming Jets, The Waifs, Ross Wilson and Angry Anderson. He currently plays at the Cbar in Bellerive, The Moonah Hotel, the Carlyle Hotel, Prince of Wales among others. Aaron also plays originals and released an E.P. Called "Apathite" a few years ago. He is currently working on some more original songs but in the meantime you can catch him at various venues playing covers. He plays pub rock/party songs varying from 60's songs like classic CCR stuff right through to current hits

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What Inspires

 I am not someone who remembers the "good old days" as if there was one Golden Age of music.  I would have loved to see the revolution that was the 1960s but I see great significance in every era of music. I often hear new music which excites my imagination. 

Influences

 My music includes a wide variety of acoustic covers and a number of original songs.  I would challenge you to pick my favourite era as you listen to a set but I have to confess that the grunge scene of the early 90s was a bit of an epiphany for me.  But from Johnny Cash to Sia, Paul Kelly to Justin Bieber, Hunters and Collectors to the Rubens, Pearl Jam to whatever JJJ Hottest 100 track catches my ear: the eras blend into one good show!  Try me! 

The Story

 I have always loved music.  I grew up at a time when every street seemed to have a band practising in the garage.  I was one of those people who just wanted to be part of the scene and use my vocal chords in expressive ways.  I love to sing.  Partner this with my growing love for the guitar - "Martine" goes everywhere I go.

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Bridget Pross
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4:00 PM16:00

Bridget Pross

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