Matt Dent


Warm, rich vocal tones and a highly engaging performing style define veteran local solo artist Matt Dent.  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.

Matt brings a complete setup of high-quality professional equipment and will play your background playlist if provided on any Bluetooth capable device.  He will work with you prior to the event to discuss content if required.


“Matt Dent and his band have become a regular feature at Pedal Power’s events over the last three years. Matt plays an awesome mixture of folk, country, and Aussie pub rock, perfect for an event for 1500 bike riders returning from a big ride and looking to refuel and celebrate. Matt is laid back and easy to work with, comfortably fitting his sets around the requirements of running a major event hub, pausing for regular public announcements, and engaging with the audience and activities of the day. If you are looking to book someone experienced and reliable that can keep your festival or event rocking along, then I strongly recommend Matt Dent.” Ian Ross CEO Pedal Power.

“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 (Clean Energy Regulator Social Club).

“The Timber Shows are 25 years old and needed reinventing. Part of the revision was to include music. Matt performed for us all three days of the show. From the very start of negotiations Matt was nothing less than professional. At the Show he was a showstopper adapting his music/performance to the audience. We received many comments about how good he was. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Matt for any engagement - in fact we have already spoken about his involvement at next year's Show.” Elisabeth Falloon, Director.