Matthew bentley press kit

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About Matthew's music

Matthew's shows are a mix of originals and covers; vocal songs and artistic acoustic guitar pieces, including 12-string and slide.  His music is contemporary Aussie folk with a coastal flavour, taking inspiration from the world around him and his infectious love of life.

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  SUNDAY ISLAND   (instrumental)

Current bio - February 2020 - copy & paste to use for publicity

A 16 year old boy took his 12-string guitar onto a hometown stage for a performance that led him to multiple recording sessions and two national tours over the following three years.


MATTHEW BENTLEY's musical growth has been as organic as the music he writes and performs.  Everywhere the talented Victorian goes, from WA to QLD, his infectiously fun coastal music and his lovable personality endear him to a growing legion of fans.


Crowds at shows sing along to Matthew's successful single WAKE UP, a song typical of his blend of folk-roots-surf music.  His down-to-earth personality and style work equally as well on stage, supporting the likes of Lloyd Spiegel and Keegan Joyce, as when busking or doing a fun little house show.


Now 20 years old, Mathew's musical gifts were recognised early when he gained second place out of more than 200 acts in the 2017 FReeZA Push Start competition at the St Kilda Festival. He came away from that with the APRA Songwriter Award.


The WAKE UP single, video, EP and tour came in 2018, along with performances at the Bruthen Blues Festival and the 'Live at Spectrum' TV show.  More touring across five states followed in 2019 on the back of his single A SONG FOR YOU.  Matthew was scheduled to perform again at Bruthen in 2020, before bushfires caused the festival's cancellation.


Whether it's the Workers Club in Melbourne, Solbar on the Sunshine Coast or the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club (Adelaide), Matthew is a singer/songwriter/guitarist of the people.  Watch his Instagram and Facebook pages for show details or find his music at places like Spotify and iTunes.

Brief bio - copy & paste to use for publicity

Acoustic guitarist and folk singer/songwriter Matthew Bentley sings from the heart about life, relationships and the world around him. And his prowess with 12-string and slide guitars has been praised and awarded.  Matthew's music is Aussie coastal roots at its finest.

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Hi-res photos

Hi-res photos are available for publicity - articles, posters, social media, etc.

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Matthew can sometimes help with a poster for you.  Click to send him a message.

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Web site:
Facebook: Matthew Bentley
Instagram: @matthewbentleymusic

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