Ballon Kings, Total Talent
From December 2009
Santa & Easter Bunny performances around the Gold Coast since Christmas 2009.
Reed Specialist - Clarinet & Saxophone
Gold Coast Theatres
From October 2005
Performed as a part of the orchestras for some of the Gold Coast's leading Theatre Companies including, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, Spotlight Theatre, Javeenbah Theatre, Neptune Productions etc.
Some Productions to Date:
2005 - 2006: Annie - Director: Robert Young; Music Director: Tim Egan (ACGC)
2006: FAME - Director: Lynn Dyer; Music Directors: Kim Lawrence, Brad Stewart (Merrimac SHS)
2006 - 2007: HAIR - Director: Robert Young; Music Director: Jonathan Henderson (ACGC)
2007: Broadway In Concert - Director: Robert Young; Vocal Director: Peter Laughton; Orchestra Director: Mark Turpin (ACGC)
2008: 42nd Street - Director: Madonna Hall; Music Director: Julie Stewart (PBC SHS)
2008: All Shook Up - Director: Robert Young; Music Director: Peter Laughton (ACGC)
2008: The Boy From Oz - Director: Robert Young; Music Director: Peter Laughton (ACGC)
2008: A Chorus Line - Director: Doug Gherke; Music Director: David McNevan (Spotlight)
2009: Guys & Dolls - Director: Helen Kable, Music Director: Julie Stewart (PBC SHS)
2009: Cats - Director - Kim Reynolds, Music Director: Antony Zambolt (Javeenbah)
2010: Annie - Director/Music Director - Wendy Fahey (Neptune Productions)
2010: Chess - Director - Tracey Hutley; Music Director - Casey Chadwick (Phoenix Ensemble)
2011: All Shook Up - Director - Trent Ivett; Music Director - Julie Stewart (PBC SHS)
2011: All Shook Up - Director - Ann McMahon; Music Director - Ben Murray (Phoenix Ensemble)
2011: Avenue Q - Director - Kim Reynolds; Music Director - Antony Zambolt (Spotlight Theatre)
2011: Dusty: The Original Pop Diva - Director - Cilla Scott; Music Director - Julie Stewart (Spotlight)
2012: All Shook Up - Director - Jamie Watt; Music Director - Peter Laughton (Spotlight)
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN (OR HAS BEEN)
Stocklands Burleigh Heads - Santa Claus! November 24 - December 24 2012!
If you were there on Saturday 22nd December, who may have been a witness to Santa & His elves dancing Gangnam Style!
Matt is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Studies/Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary) at the QLD Conservatorium of Music. He has a host of performances to his name, including engagements with the QLD Conservatorium Wind Orchestra (2010, 2011) under the direction of Mr. Ralph Hultgren, the QLD Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra (2010 - 2012) under the direction of Ms. Diana Tolmie. With the Saxophone Orchestra, Matt has recently returned from an International tour to Scotland & Greece, where the ensemble performed at the XVI World Saxophone Congress (St. Andrews, Scotland) and the International Society of Music Education Conference (Thessaloniki, Greece), premiering a number of new pieces for Sax orchestra at these events.
Having Been involved in Community Theatre for the past 7 years, Matt has performed in the orchestra (as a reed player) in productions of Annie, Hair, All Shook Up, The Boy From Oz (Arts Centre, Gold Coast); Cats (Javeenbah Theatre), A Chorus Line, Dusty: The Original Pop Diva, All Shook Up (Spotlight Theatre, amongst many other productions.
Currently, Matt is a semi-regular performer with local Gold Coast Big Band - Funk Factory.
Qualifications & Certifications
Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University
Merrimac State High School
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