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Matt Toms

From Watsons Bay, NSW
Will travel 100 km from Watsons Bay
$250 - $2500 Per Event
(Not Yet Rated)


Originally from Byron Bay, singer/songwriter Matt Toms has travelled the world playing music. He spent 2006-2011 living and performing in Wellington, NZ, enjoying residencies at many of Wellington’s best venues, and performing at functions (Reserve Bank, Tourism NZ, DB Breweries). Matt has absorbed the Kiwi taste for acoustic and reggae music into his repertoire. He’s even learned to play ukulele, winning the 2010 APRA Ukulele Songwriters Award.

Before moving to New Zealand Matt spent 9 years performing in Sydney, as soloist, in the duo Jezebel, and in the surf/reggae trio Sounds Like The Ocean. Before that he travelled extensively, busking in Europe and the UK and US. His repertoire encompasses all of these phases, including 70s classics, one hit wonders from the 80s, the latest range of music from Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, et al, a huge amount of blues, pop, and rock classics, his own compositions, and current chart hits.

Armed with a random assortment of acoustic, classical, baritone and electric guitars, ukulele, stompboxes and loop pedals, Matt plays a broad range of music, from unplugged blues and reggae to rock & country, pop and acoustic chill. He can play the most laid back café or restaurant, or have hundreds of punters dancing at the local pub. His interpretation of current material set him aside from most top 40 covers musicians. He does not use backing tracks.

Matt also has vast experience in functions of all kinds, from private parties and weddings to corporate functions, and can tailor his set list and performance style to suit a wide range of clientele and situations. His extremely approachable disposition and experience means that Matt is one of the most flexible, professional, and enjoyable performers you could wish to have at your venue, whatever your needs.

Demo recordings from Matt’s repertoire, which numbers over 250 songs, are available on request, or by visiting

A combination of state of the art sound equipment and vintage amp and guitars give Matt a sound that can suit any venue, large or small.

What others have to say about Matt…

“Matt played at Club Bondi on a Friday night, one of our busiest nights at the club. Matt was punctual, well presented and played a wide variety of music that was thoroughly enjoyed by all our patrons and staff. Matt’s song choice suited the crowd and a few members even got up and began dancing. Matt will definitely be playing at the club on a regular basis in the new year. Please feel free to contact me for a reference.”
~Michael Eastin, Function Coordinator, Club Bondi Junction

"Matt played at our Christmas function, and his performance was fabulous.  He really knew the right music to get everyone dancing
and even the non dancers had a ball just watching and listening to him. Highly recommended for a professional, polished performance".
~Gill Lockhart, Executive Asst. to CEO, Tourism New Zealand, Wellington

"Having Matt perform regularly in 2006-2008 at Concrete Bar was instrumental in increasing our trade and providing our patrons with professional and personable entertainment. We received much positive feedback from our customers and Matt was excellent at adapting to and providing for a variety of atmospheres. I would highly recommend Matt for any venue wanting a high standard of live music."
~Anna Williams, Concrete Bar Wellington

"Simply excellent. Highly professional, exceptionally talented, and an amazing range of music played to perfection!”
~Phil Dyer, DB Breweries, NZ

"What a great night, the music was fantastic!  I didn't think people would actually get up and dance but once the music started people couldn't resist!  We hope to have the opportunity to book Matt again. I will definitely recommend you to other people.”
~Caroline Campbell, Reserve Bank NZ

“Matt was awesome! The perfect range of songs for a fantastic night. Everyone loved him. Thanks!”
Alistair Callaghan (Private function).




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