Matthew Bentley

Matthew Bentley is an acoustic guitarist and emerging coastal folk singer-songwriter, with a penchant for a bit of surfing on the side. His earthy music reflects who he is as a person, in touch with the world around him and his home by the water on Australia’s Raymond Island.
With his 12-string Maton guitar, Matthew won the 2016 Bairnsdale heat of the FReeZA Push Start competition, going on to win at Gippsland regional level to earn a spot on the Push Stage in the 2017 state final at the St Kilda Festival. The 18 year old came second out of nine acts from around Victoria, winning the APRA Songwriter Award.
Matthew regularly performs at East Gippsland events and cafes, and was selected as support act for Sydney singer-songwriter and actor Keegan Joyce at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in January 2017.
A spot at the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival will kick-start a busy 2018. Matthew has plans for more recording, live gigs and touring, while finding inspiration for more new songs in his cottage by the water.



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