Music has been a huge passion of mine for many years, right back to even before I had some piano lessons at age 8! But I was destined for the guitar! I enjoy playing bass and percussion too!

I have been playing guitar since 1992, first band 1999 (original music), covers bands/acts since 2001, Punchline Entertainment since 2003 fb.me/PunchlineEntertainmentAus, soloist since 2012 (guitar and baritone vocals), worship music since 2012, soloist at aged care homes from 2017, regular soloist at a health retreat since 2021. I am also guitar tutoring again from 2022 and mostly online now, I started teaching guitar back in 1996.

Original Music

I am currently working on a 3-part demo album of mostly original music and hoping to release some songs in the near future. 

I had a 40 minute set of all my own songs at the ‘Freedom Music Festival’ again in 2023, and it was great to check out all the other artists as always too! It was north west of the Sunshine Coast in a lovely spot at Calico Creek! – Click on the Freedom Music Festival image below for more details. 

I will upload my songs to https://soundcloud.com/matty-b-1977 and https://www.facebook.com/mattybatesonmusic/ soon. 

My next set for live original music is Saturday March 2nd for ‘Live at the Chapel’ at Nambour. Click here for more details.

Covers acts I'm in (classics from the 50s to now)

For any live music booking inquiries, please refer to www.facebook.com/PunchlineEntertainmentAus or email mattybatesonmusic@gmail.com 

You can also click on the images above for the associated facebook pages. 

Online Music Content

Additionally, I am producing some live music videos to share via YouTube and this website, including some with messages from my heart, connecting with the song lyrics with interpretations and reflections, and life experiences etc. Music and lyrics can be so powerful and meaningful! Stay tuned for these videos.