Matthew Bentley’s musical growth has be as organic as the music he writes and performs. Everywhere the talented Victorian goes, from WA to QLD, his infectiously fun coastal music and his lovable personality endear him to a growing legion of fans.
Crowds at shows sing along to Matthew’s successful single WAKE UP, a song typical of his blend of folk-roots-surf music. His down-to-earth personality and style work equally as well on stage, supporting the likes of Lloyd Spiegel and Keegan Joyce, as when busking or doing a fun little house show.
Now 20 years old, Mathew’s musical gifts were recognised early when he gained second place out of more than 200 acts in the 2017 FReeZA Push Start competition at the St Kilda Festival. He came away from that with the APRA Songwriter Award.
The WAKE UP single, video, EP and tour came in 2018, along with performances at the Bruthen Blues Festival and the ‘Live at Spectrum’ TV show. More touring across five states followed in 2019 on the back of his single A SONG FOR YOU. Matthew was scheduled to perform again at Bruthen in 2020, before bushfires caused the festival’s cancellation.
Whether it’s the Workers Club in Melbourne, Solbar on the Sunshine Coast or the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club (Adelaide), Matthew is a singer/songwriter/guitarist of the people. Watch his Instagram and Facebook pages for show details or find his music at places like Spotify and iTunes.
VICTORIAN PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES WILL ALLOW FOR A MAXIMUM OF 50 PEOPLE TO ATTEND EACH EVENT, therefore limited tickets will be available for this performance.
PLEASE PRE-BOOK YOUR TICKETS TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ON THE NIGHT.
The Wedge box office will open from Tuesday 22 September and operating from 10:00 am – 2.00 pm Tuesday to Friday, you can either visit in person or call us directly on 03 5143 3200. The box office will be set up 1 hour prior to the performance.
All precautions are in place to ensure a safe environment, with strict and thorough cleaning and distancing measures in place.
*****PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR A MASK, THOSE WITHOUT A MASK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.******
If you have purchased a ticket but are unwell, notify us 24 hours prior to the performance and we will be happy to issue either an exchange, credit or refund, post-performance we will still offer either a credit to your account or ticket exchange to another show if you were unable to attend due to health.
In line with restrictions set by the Victorian State Government please note that patrons whose primary residence is within Greater Melbourne will not be permitted to physically attend any performance at The Wedge until restrictions have lifted and further advice has been received.
Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.
WET WEATHER INFORMATION.
The Wedge will notify ticket holders 2 hours prior to the performance if there is a postponement due to bad weather. We will be in contact to either reschedule, exchange, credit or refund.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q. Is the event BYO?
A. This event is not BYO. Food and drink will be provided by Dock Espresso Bar and will be available for purchase during the event.
Q. Will there be designated seating?
A. There will be no designated seating arrangements, however seating will be provided and will adhere to the 1.5 metre physical distance rules.
Q. Do I need to bring ID?
A. Yes you will need to bring ID to prove your place of residence. Those who live within Greater Melbourne will not be allowed to attend the event.
Q. Do I need to wear a mask?
A. Yes. No mask, no entry.