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Photo by Hayley Mills: Matthew Bentley

Gippsland singer on tour

Gippsland singer on tour

Photo by Hayley Mills: Matthew Bentley

The boy from Raymond Island setting out on 3-month national tour

Gippslanders will be able to see home-grown talent MATTHEW BENTLEY perform, when he stops in the region during his three-month, five-state tour that begins in Western Australia on October 4.

The 20 year old singer-songwriter from Raymond Island has been busy writing new songs this year to take to the recording studio, then on the road to live audiences in 35 towns. Matthew is keen to point his touring van westward and take has talent and infectious love of life to his quickly expanding national fan base.

After shows in towns like Bunbury, Albany and Fremantle, Matthew will stop in Adelaide before hitting The Workers Club in Melbourne, some Murray River towns, Torquay and Aireys Inlet on Victoria's surf coast, and a few close to home: Nowa Nowa, Lakes Entrance, Paynesville, Maffra, Traralgon, Mirboo North, Warragul, Noojee and Inverloch.

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Then comes Matthew's third sweep up the NSW coast for shows at Newcastle, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Belingen, before the Miami Marketta and Solbar on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland at the end of December.

Matthew's new song A SONG FOR YOU is out now for streaming and download via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Music and Amazon's Prime Music. Fans can also check it out on Triple J Unearthed.

A follow-up single TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT will drop as the tour begins.

Matthew's music career has ascended steadily since gaining second place out of more than 200 acts from around Victoria in the 2017 FReeZA Push Start competition at the St Kilda Festival where he won the APRA Songwriter Award. Also that year he opened for Sydney singer and actor Keegan Joyce at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre.

Then came 2018 and Matthew's highly successful WAKE UP EP, the title track having attracted airplay and thousands of streams and downloads. The professionally produced 'Wake Up' clip that showed Matthew in his natural habitat by the ocean is still enjoying frequent online views.

He also opened for the great blues guitarist/singer Lloyd Spiegel at Live at the Bundy in 2018, performed three songs on the Live at Spectrum TV show and appeared at the Bruthen Blues Festival.

Since then, 2019 has seen a busy schedule of shows, song writing and recording, culminating with the tour and two music releases. A full list of shows for the A Song for You tour is on Matthew's web site: www.matthewbentley.com.au/tour-dates


Facebook: Matthew Bentley
Instagram: @matthewbentleymusic
Web site: matthewbentley.com.au

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