With a unique, powerful & soulful voice, Matthew performs a mixture of impressive electric guitar numbers, off-the-beaten-track acoustic versions & dance floor-filling party tunes! A versatile, talented artist perfect for your event! Prices: From £286 +
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"We received plenty of good feedback regarding his music. The first song we requested, he had to learn, so we were very impressed when he played and sung it perfectly."
Solo singer/guitarist with high quality backing tracks.
Highlights * Experienced professional musician and live performer (10 years) * Unique, powerful and soulful voice with impressive range * Seasoned session guitarist adept in many styles * Wide ranging, versatile repertoire suitable for all party occasions * Perfect for weddings, corporate, holiday resorts, pubs & clubs * Alternative acoustic set ideal for low-key or intimate settings * Long list of satisfied clients include P&O, Versace, British Gas, HSBC & Virgin groups.
Pro guitarist and vocalist Matthew Anthony is a session musician and live performer adept in many guitar styles - particularly rock, pop, funk, soul, acoustic, metal, world styles and jazz.
With a unique, powerful and soulful voice and an impressive range, Matthew has fronted and co-fronted many live outfits. His credits include supporting a host of hugely popular acts and performing for P&O's Ocean Village, and numerous corporate events (such as Versace, British Gas, HSBC and Virgin) as well as countless weddings and rock clubs up and down the country, in Europe and North America.
Matthew Anthony's solo set is perfect for weddings, corporate functions, pubs and clubs - with a truly massive repertoire ranging from impressive electric guitar numbers, off-the-beaten-track acoustic versions and dancefloor-filling party tunes.
Type of music Matthew plays Matthew's compelling live solo act is a potent blend of textured vocals and spellbinding guitar licks, guaranteed to get every party going. It crosses the musical divides to mellow the mood… or rock the joint!
With a repertoire of over 300 songs, Matthew will design a unique setlist to suit your event. You can also choose and request tracks individually, or select a whole themed show, including: 80s & 90s; Soul, Funk & Motown, Rock & Indie Classics, 20th Century Dance floor Fillers; or the Perfect Party Selection.
Alternatively, Matthew’s unique acoustic covers show features extraordinary renditions of songs by artists as diverse as Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Kings of Leon, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Katy Perry, The Police, Shaggy, Amy Winehouse, Blackstreet, Jessie J and many more.
Previous experience Matthew Anthony became a professional musician after graduating from the University of Leeds in 2004 with a degree in Popular & World Musics. Before that he played and composed with many original acts - from punk rock and metal bands to West African jam ensembles.
Matthew cut his musical teeth on board P&O’s Ocean Village cruise liner, playing lead guitar with the resident band… literally straight in at the deep end, he’d learn three new sets each week to support visiting acts – from popular tributes to Queen, Elton and Robbie, to seasoned original acts Bucks Fizz, Jaki Graham and the Former Ladies of the Supremes. Not to mention frequent jazz and acoustic slots and full-blown rock’n’roll crew gigs below deck!
Since 2005, Matthew has toured extensively with Vogue Madonna- playing regularly to over 10,000 at Liverpool's Mathew Street Festival, as well as 3,000+ audiences in Finland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Canada and the Azores. He’s also supported the likes of Go West, Heatwave and Chesney Hawkes on the UK Butlins circuit.
Previous venues & clients Since launching his solo act in 2010, Matthew now has a host of repeat bookers in and around London, including the Paddington Packetboat in Uxbridge, Gala Coral plc, Livelyhood Leisure’s eclectic collective of South London bars and restaurants, and one of London’s fastest rising party venues, (aka ‘the Englishman’s Italian’)- Battersea’s very own Bunga Bunga, as featured in the Telegraph, Independent and Sunday Times. Recent clients have also included Microsoft, Versace and Boots.
Matthew Anthony's Set List / Repertoire
With Electric Guitar (& Backing Track):
1950s/60s Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Delilah – Tom Jones Help! – The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Higher and Higher – Rod Stewart (orig. Jackie Wilson) I’m A Believer – The Monkees It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett Mustang Sally – The Commitments Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles Shake a Tailfeather – Ray Charles Soul Man – Sam & Dave
1970s All Right Now – Free Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen Every Breath You Take - The Police Hotel California – The Eagles I Love To Boogie – T-Rexx The Joker – Steve Miller Band Life in the Fast Lane – The Eagles Long Train Running – Earth Wind & Fire Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles Maggie May – Rod Stewart Message in a Bottle – The Police Moondance - Van Morrison More Than a Feeling – Boston My Sharona – The Knack No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo Roxanne – The Police Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Clash Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd Take It Easy – The Eagles Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles Three Little Birds - Bob Marley Three Times a Lady – Lionel Richie
1980s Ace of Spades – Motorhead All Night Long - Lionel Richie Can’t Stop This Thing We Started – Bryan Adams De Do Do Do De Da Da Da – The Police Easy Lover – Phil Collins & Philip Bailey Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr. Highway To Hell - AC/DC I Want To Break Free - Queen Let’s Dance – Chris Rea Love Shack – B52s Livin' on a Prayer – Bon Jovi Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Red Red Wine - UB40 The Road to Hell – Chris Rea Rosanna – Toto Run to You – Bryan Adams Sad Songs Say So Much – Elton John Simply Irresistable – Robert Palmer Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams Swing the Mood – Jive Bunny Walk of Life – Dire Straits You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
1990s Are You Gonna Go My Way? - Lenny Kravitz Back For Good – Take That/Robbie Williams Basket Case - Green Day Black or White - Michael Jackson Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks Disco 2000 – Pulp The Distance – Cake Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis Easy – Faith No More Englishman in New York – Sting Enter Sandman – Metallica (Everything I Do) I Do For You – Bryan Adams Friday I’m In Love – The Cure I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – UB40 & Robert Palmer It Must Be Love - Madness Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Never Forget – Take That Nothing Else Matters - Metallica November Rain – Guns N’ Roses The One and Only – Chesney Hawkes Place Your Hands – Reef Relight My Fire – Take That Rocks - Primal Scream Roll With It - Oasis Smooth - Santana Song 2 – Blur Stars - Simply Red Two Princes - Spin Doctors When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams & Mel C You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
2000s All About You - McFly America – Razorlight Billionaire – Bruno Mars Breakeven – The Script Dakota – Stereophonics Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers Hey Ya – Outkast Human – The Killers I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs It Wasn't Me - Shaggy It’s OK – Cee Lo Green The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons Move Your Feet - Junior Senior Mr Brightside – The Killers Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini The Pretender - Foo Fighters Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs Seven Nation Army – White Stripes Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Shine – Take That Sway - Michael Buble Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters Uprising – Muse Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Vertigo – U2 Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas Wonderful World – James Morrison 10/10 - Paolo Nutini
2010s Ai Se Eu Te Pego – Michel Telo Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce Balada Boa - Gustavo Lima Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Candy – Robbie Williams Changed The Way You Kiss Me – Example Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs Danza Kuduro – Don Omar Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Drive By – Train Eu Quero Tchu – Joao Lucas & Marcelo Down Under - Men At Work The Fox - Ylvis Forget You – Cee Lo Green Get Lucky - Daft Punk Happy - Pharrell Hey Brother - Avicii Ho Hey - The Lumineers Let Her Go - Passenger Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg Live While We're Young - One Direction Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Prayin' - Plan B Price Tag - Jessie J She Said - Plan B Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Wake Me Up! - Avicii We No Speak Americano – Yolanda B Cool
For Solo Vocal & Acoustic Guitar The A Team – Ed Sheeran All About You - McFly American Pie – Don McClean Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle Baby Can I Hold You Tonight? – Tracy Chapman Black & Gold – Sam Sparro Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsom Castles in the Sky – Cascada The Cave - Mumford & Sons Como Eu Quero – Kid Abelha Count on Me – Bruno Mars Dakota - Manic Street Preachers Design For Life – Manic Street Preachers Domino - Jessie J Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House Down Under – Men at Work Drive – Incubus Dust in the Wind – Kansas Everlong - Foo Fighters Fall at Your Feet – Crowded House Fans – Kings of Leon Fast Car – Tracy Chapman Fire with Fire – Scissor Sisters Get Lucky - Daft Punk Gold Digger - Kanye West Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day Graceland – Paul Simon Groove is in the Heart - Deee-lite Half the World Away – Oasis Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley Happy - Pharrell How Bizarre - OMC I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc I Turn to You – Melanie C I’ll Tell My Ma – Traditional I’m Yours – Jason Mraz Iris – Goo Goo Dolls It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones The Joker - Steve Miller Band King of Pain – The Police The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars Let it Be – The Beatles Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg Like a Virgin - Madonna Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons Luka – Suzanne Vega Maggie - Foster & Allen Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson More Than Words - Extreme Moving - Supergrass My Happiness – Powderfinger New Shoes – Paolo Nutini No Diggity – Blackstreet Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor Patience – Take That Price Tag – Jessie J Ray of Light - Madonna Revolution Song - Tracy Chapman Rise Up – Yves Larock Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon Shake a Tailfeather - Ray Charles Shame - Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow She’s Electric – Oasis She Moves in Her Own Way – The Kooks She Said - Plan B She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5 Single Ladies – Beyonce Sit Down – James Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer Someone Like You – Adele Stand By Me – Ben E. King Stuck in the Middle – Steelers Wheel Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (Take a Little) Piece of My Heart – Irma Franklin Take Me To The River – Al Green The One I Love – REM These Days - Foo Fighters Titanium - Davis Guetta Tu Recuerdo – Ricky Martin Twist & Shout - The Beatles / Chaka Demus & Pliers Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers Wake Me Up! - Avicii Weather with You – Crowded House What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes Whiskey in the Jar - Think Lizzy / Metallica Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning Wonderwall – Oasis Yellow – Coldplay You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller You Give Me Something – James Morrison You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse You Make it Real – James Morrison You Stole The Sun from my Heart - Manic Street Preachers Your Song – Elton John 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Christmas The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole Last Christmas – Wham! Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin Stevens Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Tony Bennet All I Want For Christmas is You (Acoustic) - Mariah Carey Fairytale of New York (Acoustic) - The Pogues
1 to 10 of 13 customer reviews for Matthew Anthony in date order
26/07/2014 Matthew Anthony
"We received plenty of good feedback regarding his music. The first song we requested, he had to learn, so we were very impressed when he played and sung it perfectly."
Customer review by Chris Siveyer
12/07/2014 Matthew Anthony
"Matthew Anthony provided a very accomplished, polished and hugely enjoyable performance at my birthday party. He read the occasion & audience just right & he made all the difference and got the guests involved/dancing & enjoying themselves, a personable artist enjoyed by all present, very professional - and the mark of any successful show: he left us wanting more!!"
Customer review by Erik Lindell
05/07/2014 Matthew Anthony
"Matt was just fantastic. We threw a garden party for my 50th birthday and we had people aged from 6 months to 88 years old and everybody joined in the dancing.
Matt is really good at gauging the mood of the audience and seemed to know exactly what to play and when. We gave Matt a list of ‘favourites’ and most of these got played and Matt had better ‘favourites’ than ours!
If I could do it all over again next week I certainly would (our guests have asked us too!!). Thanks to Alive Network for the seamless organisation and to Matt for a truly wonderful evening, you are a really nice and talented bloke."
Customer review by Timothy Allen
28/06/2014 Matthew Anthony
"All I can do is praise Matt! He really did make the whole experience a very easy and pleasurable one. From the moment we spoke on the telephone I was at ease and very confident in his abilities. Matt really did make the evening and his performance was outstanding! And the sounds he can make with that guitar are mind blowing. Thank you."
Customer review by Lee Merritt
20/04/2014 Matthew Anthony
"Alive Network provided a complete service, communication was good and Matthew Anthony was excellent would definitely use again."
Customer review by Neil Blanch
12/04/2014 Matthew Anthony
"Alive Network was really easy to use. We inputted our date, budget and location and were instantly given the options available to us knowing that there would be a good chance of being able to secure the acts we were being shown.
Clare was very helpful and made confirming the booking easy. There was an issue preventing our initial artist being able to attend but Clare was great and came to us with a replacement who was perfect for us really quickly.
Matthew Anthony, thank you so much for your performance at our wedding reception. You read the crowd and our taste in music perfectly and our guests had nothing but good things to say about you and how much they enjoyed your sets. We don't plan on getting married again, but if we did we'd rebook you without hesitation!"
Customer review by Debbie and Ben
07/03/2014 Matthew Anthony
"Thanks so much for coming and playing at my Fundraiser last night. I really appreciate you coming... EVERYONE thought that you were excellent and I gave out the cards that you gave to me. I will be recommending you to anyone who needs a singer."
Customer review by Susan Hayden
09/11/2013 Matthew Anthony
"Thanks for a great night. You are really talented. Lots of good comments were made about you. Hope you weren't too limited with your song choice.
Customer review by AJ
02/11/2013 Matthew Anthony
"Once more a gigantic thank you for making last night utterly fabulous. You have an amazing talent."
Customer review by Karen Bilton
14/09/2013 Matthew Anthony
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so fantastic last night! We all thought you were amazing!! :)"
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