01 Mar Matt Barker
Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Matthew Barker is no stranger to the music industry even though his name may be foreign to some. 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 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 two young children.
Alongside a very full schedule of gigs and function entertainment and his raising his young family, Matthew also teaches guitar at a local music school and is furthering his studies, branching into a Bachelor of Primary Education.
Matthew has enchanted audiences with his original music at numerous regional festivals this year already, including El Grande Festival, The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival and Bundaberg’s Autumn Sounds where he performed alongside Ball Park Music, Thundamentals and long-time friend Jackson Dunn.