Matt Dent

Solo, Duo, Band, Pubs & Parties

By October 16, 2021
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Matt Dent Solo, Duo, Band Covers Singer & Guitarist, Canberra, ACT.

Firstly, I’d like to let you know that my main aim is to create a fantastic atmosphere for your clients with very well-performed live music as well as the odd joke and general banter with the crowd.

I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life playing in pubs and clubs throughout regional New South Wales and I love it.
I love the people, the pub atmosphere and I love getting in there and having a good time and really giving the patrons a night to remember.

Matt Opened for Kate Ceberano in 2020.

Matt is renowned for creating a fantastic atmosphere with well-performed live music, covering a spectrum of well-known songs, from easy listening to upbeat and “danceable”.

He is an accomplished guitarist and cover musician but is also a well-known, original songwriter with his latest release, Stories, now receiving airplay on local radio. However, playing cover music is his main line of work if that’s what is required.

Matt’s play list is targeted to suit an audience of all ages. With over 15 years’ of performing at more than 250 gigs a year in clubs, pubs, corporate functions, private parties and weddings, Matt is one of our region’s most well-known and appreciated acts.

Also Matt Dent is a favoured act at many local venues including:
Tradies Club Dickson, Vikings Clubs Canberra, Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, Hibernian Hotel Goulburn, Yass Hotel, Gibraltar Hotel Bowral, Club Narooma, Banjo Patterson Inn, The Top Pub Queanbeyan, Milton Star Hotel, Magoos Kingston, King O’Malley’s, Alpine Hotel, Lake Jindabyne Bowling Club….. and many more.

Matt Dent Lineup

Solo, Duo and Band.

Matt Dent Testimonials

Australian Government Gig!

“Matt was a pleasure to have at our staff Christmas party- he is a truly talented musician. He was very
professional – arrived early, set up and started playing with no hassles. The music was loud enough to create a great atmosphere but not too loud that people could still have a conversation.
He listened to what we wanted and made it his own – we would highly recommend him for any social or corporate event. We look forward to getting Matt back to our next function!”

Alex Murray, Social Club President
Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator.

Matt performed for a New Year’s Eve event at The Canberra Wine House and wowed our guests. Since then, Matt is always a regular booking at The Tradies and I know we can count on him for a great evening.

Matt performed for a New Year’s Eve event at The Canberra Wine House and wowed our guests. Since then, Matt is always a regular booking at The Tradies and I know we can count on him for a great evening.

Matt offers a truly unique experience, combining a fantastic voice with guitar & harmonica for a great performance.
I cannot recommend Matt Dent highly enough, and you will certainly be impressed by his talent.

Gen Ericson
Live Entertainment Manager & Marketing Officer
The Tradies Group

I heard Matt playing at Southside Markets and I instantly knew I wanted him to play at our wedding.
He was an absolute joy to work with, and I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a cool laid-back vibe for their event and/or space… Think beers in the sun, good food and laughs shared with friends.

It’s music you recognize but with his own unique style.
Definitely worth checking out if you see his name around.

Brooke Thorley

This letter is written to express our complete satisfaction of the performances by the solo musician Mr Matt Dent.
He has conducted many performances at our establishment for the duration of seven months, with a proven sales increase he is a great asset to our Sunday afternoon entertainment.

Matt Dent is much loved and enjoyed by all customers including myself being a fan.
Mr Dent works in a friendly but professional matter, and knows how to connect to his audience.

If he’s not performing he politely interacts with customers which has contributed to his fan base.
Matt Dent’s style of music is easy listening, connecting to a wider variety audience.

Matt demonstrates the character and qualities you look for in a performing artist for any occasion.
Having had the pleasure of Matt’s performances throughout the year, my wife and I had the privilege of Matt Dent performing at our wedding reception; we had every guest provide 100% positive feedback.

Matt demonstrates great communication and organisational skills, very prompt and reliable.
As much as we would like to seclude Matt for own, we also would love to see Matt Dent excel with his profession for it is well deserved.

I am more than happy to discuss any questions you may have with regards to the performance of Mr Dent.
Feel free to contact me.

Corey Danvers
Business Owner
Wilbur’s Café Bar

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Matt Dent Sample Song List

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Matt Dent Song list
Bad Moon Rising (Credence)

Don’t Change (INXS)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
The Breeze (JJ Cale)
After Midnight (JJ Cale)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Californication (Chili Peppers)
Dumb Things (Paul Kelly)
I Was Only 19 (Red Gum)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Khe Sang (Cold Chisel)
Down on the Corner (Credence)
Flame Trees (Cold Chisel)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Nips Are Getting Bigger (Mental as Anything)
The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers)
Holly Grail (Hunters and Collectors)
Soul Sister (Train)
Copperhead Rd (Steve Earl)
Lion Man (Mumford and Sons)
Come together (Beatles)
Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
I will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters and Collectors)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Credence)
Good Riddance (Green Day)
Land Down Under (Men at Work)
Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann)
No Sense (Cold Chisel)
One (U2)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Romeo And Juliet (Dire Straits)
Save tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Steel My Kisses (Ben Harper)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Synyrd)
To Her Door (Paul Kelly)
Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House)
Gravy (Paul Kelly)
Renegades (Ex Presidents)
Learning to Fly (Tom Petty)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Horses (Daryl Braithwaite)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Lola (The Kinks)
Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
Jack and Dianne (John Cougar Melloncamp)
Chicken Fried (Zack Brown Band)
Stuck in The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Take it Easy (Eagles)
Long Way to the Top (ACDC)
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash)
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
Deadlock Holiday (10CC)
Private Universe (Crowded House)
Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker)
Am I ever Gonna See Your Face Again (Angels)
The First Cut is The Deepest (Cat Stevens)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
Small Things (Blink 182)
I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
Wonder Wall (Oasis)
Kryptonite (Three Doors Down)
Minor Key (Billy Bragg)
You’re Mine (Nashville)
Stand By Me (John Lennon version)
Take a Walk On the Wild Side (Lou Reid)
Lover Lover (Sonia Dada)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)