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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!

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Set List / Repertoire

Set List A: For Live Vocal & Electric Guitar (with Backing Track)
1950s
All I Have to Do is Dream – The Everly Brothers
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Earth Angel – The Penguins
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
Shake Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley & His Comets
Swing The Mood – Jive Bunny

1960s
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
Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Shake A Tailfeather – Ray Charles
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins (orig. The Supremes)
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

1970s
All Right Now – Free
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Hotel California – The Eagles
How Long - The Eagles
I Love To Boogie – T-Rexx
Listen To The Music – Doobie Brothers
Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Moondance - Van Morrison
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
Roxanne – The Police
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
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

1980s
Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Back In Time – Huey Lewis & The News
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da – The Police
Down Under - Men At Work
Easy Lover – Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
Englishman In New York – Sting
Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
I Want To Break Free - Queen
Let’s Dance – Chris Rea
Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Red Red Wine - UB40
The Road To Hell – Chris Rea
Rosanna – Toto
Run To You – Bryan Adams
Sad Songs Say So Much – Elton John
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
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 (orig. Lionel Richie)
Enter Sandman – Metallica
(Everything I Do) I Do For You – Bryan Adams
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Hush - Kula Shaker
It Must Be Love - Madness
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Never Forget – Take That
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
Billionaire – Bruno Mars
Breakeven – The Script
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Michael Bublé
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
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
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
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
These Days – Foo Fighters
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
All Of Me - John Legend
Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce
Balada Boa - Gustavo Lima
Blame it on Me – George Ezra
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Budapest – George Ezra
Candy – Robbie Williams
Changed The Way You Kiss Me – Example
Cheating – John Newman
Chocolate - The 1975
Counting Stars - One Republic
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Ee-zeh - Kasabian
Eu Quero Tchu – Joao Lucas & Marcelo
The Fox - Ylvis
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell
Hey Brother - Avicii
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Let Her Go - Passenger
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Live While We're Young - One Direction
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Money On My Mind - Sam Smith
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rude - MAGIC!
She Said - Plan B
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up! - Avicii
We No Speak Americano – Yolanda B Cool

Set List B: For Solo Vocal & Acoustic Guitar*
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
All About That Bass – Melanie Trainor
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
Basket Case – Greenday
Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Budapest – George Ezra
Castles In The Sky – Cascada
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Como Eu Quero – Kid Abelha
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
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
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Fans – Kings of Leon
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Fire With Fire – Scissor Sisters
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
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
Ho Hey – Lumineers
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 Not The Only One – Sam Smith
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
Love Gets Sweeter - Finlay Quaye
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Luka – Suzanne Vega
Maggie - Foster & Allen
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Money On My Mind - Sam Smith
More Than Words - Extreme
Moving - Supergrass
My Happiness – Powderfinger
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
Next Year – Foo Fighters
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor
Patience – Take That
Please Don’t Bury Me – John Prine
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
She’s Electric – Oasis
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
She Said - Plan B
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Sit Down – James
Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
Someone Like You – Adele
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
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
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
The One I Love – REM
These Days - Foo Fighters
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium - Davis Guetta
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
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
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
*If selecting from this list, please confirm you have booked an acoustic set.

Christmas Repertoire
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
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
Baby It's Cold Outside (Acoustic) - Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
Driving Home For Christmas (Acoustic) – Chris Rea
Fairytale of New York (Acoustic) - The Pogues
Winter Wonderland (Acoustic) – Dean Martin

31 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 4 stars
Communication before and at your event: 4 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 30
  • Good 1
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

A great hit with all guests, knew how to work the crowd!

4 stars - Matthew Anthony are Highly Recommended booked Matthew Anthony for their event in Hertfordshire January 2020

“We hired Matthew for our clients corporate awards, as entertainment to get the crowd up singing along. He worked the crowd really well, got our client up on stage singing along and the guests seemed to really enjoy themselves. A great hit!”


A good performer with wide range of songs.

5 stars - Matthew Anthony are Highly Recommended booked Matthew Anthony for their event in London December 2019

“Matthew turned up on time and set up quietly as we were finishing off the meal and was ready to play. He did 3 sets for a good wide variety of things as were are quite a mixed crowd. By the last set we had a few people up and dancing (tough crowd the office party!) A good time was had by all. ”


Matt was awesome!

5 stars - Matthew Anthony are Highly Recommended booked Matthew Anthony for their Wedding in Hertfordshire June 2019

“All of our guests loved Matt, his choice of music was spot on and he sang so beautifully. Guests were coming up and asking where we got him from so I think there will be a few more bookings for him in our area,”


Excellent- read the crowd and got the party going.

5 stars - Matthew Anthony are Highly Recommended booked Matthew Anthony for their event in London

“A big thanks to Matt for kick starting our 50th birthday party and keeping it going. A good repertoire of songs across multiple eras and genres, well performed. Everybody was saying how great he was and how good a job he did. The dance floor never emptied.”


All our guests have commented on how wonderful the music was and my husband and ...

5 stars - Matthew Anthony are Highly Recommended booked Matthew Anthony for their Wedding in North Yorkshire

“We booked Matt to play at our wedding on 17th December 2016 and he was absolutely fantastic! He learned our first dance song for us and it was perfect. His set included all of our favourites and had people dancing and singing along all night! He even played a few extra requests whilst he was packing away! All our guests have commented on how wonderful the music was and my husband and I could not have been happier! Despite being exhausted, we didn't want to stop dancing! I can't wait to plan another event so I can book Matt again!! ”

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Full Biography

Highlights
* Experienced professional musician and live performer (15 years)
* Unique, powerful and soulful voice with impressive range
* Seasoned session guitarist adept in many styles
* Covers rock, pop, indie, funk, soul, RnB, rap & more, from 1950s to today
* Alternative acoustic set ideal for low-key or intimate settings
* Wide-ranging, versatile repertoire suitable for all party occasions
* Perfect for weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, live music venues
* Long list of satisfied clients include P&O, Versace, British Gas, HSBC, Virgin & O2.
* 5-Star recommended act with increasing number of glowing testimonials

Matthew Anthony is a live entertainer and session musician based in London, England. With a powerful, soulful voice and an impressive range, plus over twenty years honing his skills on electric guitar, Matthew has fronted and co-fronted many live outfits.

Currently performing over 150 shows a year; Matthew’s compelling live solo act is guaranteed to get every party going. It’s a potent blend of textured vocals and spellbinding guitar licks - perfect for weddings and private parties, corporate functions and live music venues alike. On stage, Matthew shines with raw talent and experience. Drawing from a truly massive repertoire of impressive electric guitar numbers and dancefloor-filling party tunes, Matthew’s sheer versatility allows him to select the perfect song for each moment of your event.

Tailoring Your Event
Since 2010 Matthew has honed his craft to produce two exciting live options:

* The Electric Set- dazzling live electric guitar & vocals to professionally recorded tracks, guaranteed to get the joint rocking! Here you’ll find rock, pop, indie, funk, soul, RnB, rap & more, from the 1950s… to this very month! Sung so you could be fooled into believing you’re hearing the real thing, with all the live guitar parts to boot.

* The Acoustic Set- full of off-the-beaten track gems and unique versions of songs you love with a dynamic, soulful approach. Matthew’s acoustic covers show features extraordinary renditions of songs by Beyonce, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Elton John, The Police, Shaggy, Amy Winehouse, Oasis, and many more.

With such a diverse repertoire, Matthew knows exactly how to design the ideal set list to suit your event. From your first conversation you can discuss your personal tastes, your clientele/guests and how you’d like Matthew’s music to make your event flow seamlessly… or go with a bang! You can then browse and individually request tracks from his list, give a general theme or direction, or allow Matthew to use his wealth of on-stage experience to judge the mood and crowd for every step of your event, including background music before, after, and between his live sets.

The Man Behind the Music
Matthew Anthony graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 with a BA in Popular & World Musics. Before that he sang, played and composed with several original acts - from punk rock and metal bands to West African ensembles.

Matthew cut his professional teeth playing lead guitar onboard P&O’s Ocean Village, touring the Med and Caribbean. As well as nightly House band slots, he’d support at least three visiting acts each week – including tributes to the Blues Brothers, Queen and Robbie, originals Bucks Fizz and The Supremes – not to mention frequent acoustic and jazz sets, and full-blown rock’n’roll crew gigs below deck.

In 2005 Matthew began touring the UK and Europe extensively with Vogue Madonna, playing regularly to over 10,000 at Liverpool's Mathew Street and Glastonbudget festivals, as well as 5,000+ audiences in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. Now pursuing successful independent musical careers, the line-up still perform internationally as The American Divas.

Previous venues & clients
Career highlights stretch from Mathew St in Liverpool, Glastonbudget and The Sage in Gateshead, to countless European festivals including the fabulous Opera Lesna in Poland. Matthew’s solo act has been booked at Edgbaston Stadium, White Hart Lane Tottenham, Westfield London and numerous impressive wedding venues up and down the country. Previous corporate clients include O2 Telefonica, P&O, Gala Coral, Microsoft, Versace, Boots, BG Group (British Gas), HSBC & Virgin. Matthew is a firm favourite at Battersea’s notorious pizzeria Bunga Bunga (aka “The Englishman’s Italian”) – as featured in the Telegraph, Independent and Sunday Times – and performs weekly at live music venues in and around London.

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