Matt Bradshaw

Australian born Matt actually spent his formative years growing up in South East Asia, affording him the opportunity early in life to learn how to interact with - and entertain - people from all walks of life and cultures, experience he takes into his professional and personal life.  Although Matt didn't begin playing music until after high school, it was very soon after university he was booked for a 4 month overseas tour as lead vocalist/guitarist with a band from his home town, Adelaide.  More than 3 years later, and with over 1,000 gigs performed, he returned to Australia.

In the international scene, Matt's extraordinary voice has lead him to perform with, and for artists like UB40, Boney M, Yanni, America, KISS, Leo Sayer, Limahl, Collective Soul, Creed and the God-Father of soul, James Brown.  Some of the more extraordinary private events he has been a part of of include performing for: (then) Prime Minister John Howard; the President of Singapore Sellapan Ramanathan; various Virgin Blue functions at one of which Sir Richard Branson played guitar with the band onstage in front of 2,000 invited guests; functions for the Chinese and Indonesian governments; he has performed in Thailand, Vietnam, the USA and as an invited guest at the opening of 3 international Hard Rock Cafe Restaurants.

Since making Melbourne his home, Matt has worked professionally with some of Australia's best known musical talents; names like John Foreman (Australian Idol Musical Director), Tania Doko (of recently re-formed Bachelor Girl), Mark Amato (Musical Director of Good Morning Australia), singer/actor Matt Hetherington, the Russell Crowe Band, Human Nature, Evermore, The Screaming Jets, Chocolate Starfish, The Androids, Guy Sebastian, Ricki Lee Coulter, Neigbours star Dan O'Connor, Alan Fletcher (aka Neighbours' Dr Karl Kennedy), Anthony Callea, and most recently performing as support act for  Hunters and Collectors' Mark Seymour at his recent CD launch as well as at Jon Stevens' solo shows and on the Noiseworks tour.

An accomplished studio producer, Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and has 8 CD releases to his credit, as well as having a publishing deal with Sony Music.  He has performed in professional theatre shows, including a sold out season of "Back to Bacharach" at Chapel off Chapel.  On song writing and production and on his experience as a professional musician, he semi-regularly speaks at private colleges and events.  Matt also writes for, and with other artists, and is the musical director for Dracula's Theatre Restaurant in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast.  You may well have heard his voice on radio jingles without even realising, and on TV, Matt was a regular guest on Bert Newton's Good Morning Australia (where he met John Foreman), and was a finalist in the internationally televised reality show, Rockstar INXS.

From an interview he conducted with Dubai's "What's On" magazine: "The thing about performing live; it's all very well and good to be able to play all the right notes in right order, but if you do it standing stock still with your head down, who the hell's going to care?  Of course you must be able to play and sing, but there has to be an equal emphasis placed on 'performance'."

Nobody who has seen Matt perform can deny that there is a quantifiable passion to his performance; the right notes, in the right order from a guy who loves what he's doing with his life - a lucky man indeed!