Well, the one subject upon which I’m sure I dont have to elucidate, is that of our current shared experience of this pesky global pandemic.
So why don’t we simply leave that aside, and focus on things that are far more uplifting and positive.

Live-streams
I’ve been continuing down the path of live-streaming gigs from my home.
During the 2020 lockdown here in Melbourne I did (at least) three live-stream gigs a week. Literally, from the first Thursday after our Prime Minister announced “it’s all over”, I was up and running. And it was a rusty and shambolic affair, make no mistake. (It, as well as every subsequent live-stream I’ve performed, is on my YouTube page, if you’d like to see “how far we’ve come”).
The unfaltering support I’ve had has been nothing short of miraculous, and every imaginable bit of humbling.

New releases
Excitingly, one huge benefit – or at the very least, the silver lining – of not having to (or being able to) leave the house six days a week for live gigs, is that I’ve dropped six (soon to be seven) new songs onto an unsuspecting grey earth.
This has been due in no small part (*see “unfaltering support”) to the valiant Patreon subscribers I’ve amassed along the journey. (If you’d like to become one of that select group of individuals, who enjoys- and sees value in- the music I’m creating, you can pop along here: https://www.patreon.com/MattBradshaw. There’s no tiers, it’s a Pay What You’d Like arrangement, that gets you early access, bonus content, and behind the scenes insights.

In October 2020, I released Princess of Pleasure, which is getting on for 2000 streams on the ol’ Spotify. Since then, there’s been City Lights, Don’t Leave Me, She’s Just Like You, Brand New Day, Synesthesia, and in a neat (almost) 12 month anniversary, The One drops on the 1st of October 2021.
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Artwork a-gogo!

1st solo single, October 2020

I have plans to come for an EP and an album – in addition to regular single releases – time, time, time.
Stream me by clicking here>>> Spotify or buy me by clicking here>>> iTunes.
Or just type my name into things, I’ll likely be there, shameless hussy that I am.

Anything more to add…?
In other exciting news, I’ve very recently teamed up with a musician/marketing fella and his team, and together we’re working on a new project that we hope is going to make some real differences to the way people and venues can access and book live entertainment.

For now, be safe, keep well.
Mx

Things are looking up (EDIT: kinda sorta)

Friday July 1: solo @ Swordfish Tapas & Winebar MORNINGTON
Sunday July 4: solo @ The Hawthorn Hotel HAWTHORN

Thursday July 8: solo @ The Sporting Globe CHIRNSIDE PARK
Friday July 9: Two Ring Circus BACK @ the Elephant & Wheelbarrow CBD
Saturday July 10: solo @ La Roche ST KILDA
Sunday July 11: solo BACK @ the Doutta Galla FLEMINGTON

Thursday July 15: solo Private Event
Friday July 16: Matt & Jordi duo Private Event
Saturday July 17: Matt Bradshaw duo @ Jackpot Bar CROWN CASINO
Saturday July 17: Matt Bradshaw & G-FORCE, Groove Bar & Live Terrace CROWN CASINO
Saturday July 17: solo Private Event
Sunday July 18: solo residency @ the Doutta Galla FLEMINGTON
Sunday July 18: Matt & Jordi duo @ Jackpot Bar CROWN CASINO

Wednesday July 21: Matt & Jordi duo @ Jackpot Bar CROWN CASINO
Friday July 23: solo residency @ The Hawthorn Hotel HAWTHORN
Friday July 23: Two Ring Circus residency @ the Elephant & Wheelbarrow CBD
Saturday July 24: Two Ring Circus @ the Fifth Province ST KILDA
Sunday July 25: solo residency @ the Doutta Galla FLEMINGTON

Wednesday July 28: Matt & Jordi duo @ Jackpot Bar CROWN CASINO (TBC)
Thursday July 29: Matt & Jordi duo Private Event
Friday July 30: solo residency @ The Hawthorn Hotel HAWTHORN
Friday July 30: Two Ring Circus residency @ the Elephant & Wheelbarrow CBD
Saturday July 31: solo Private Event


Well, hasn’t June been a bit of a write off…? It’s seemingly 2020 all over again, with twenty five gigs cancelled!
But, on the other side, I’m very grateful to have been called on for a few bits and pieces, when all around me is sooooo quiet.

Friday June 11: solo @ Matty’s Bar & Bistro CRIB POINT
Saturday June 12: solo @ Matty’s Bar & Bistro CRIB POINT

Friday June 18: solo @ Matty’s Bar & Bistro CRIB POINT
Saturday June 19: solo @ Matty’s Bar & Bistro CRIB POINT
Sunday June 20: online for the Australian Defence Forces
Sunday June 20: solo @ Aunty Jack’s BALLARAT

Friday June 25: solo @ The Hawthorn Hotel HAWTHORN
Saturday June 26: Two Ring Circus @ The Fifth Province ST KILDA
Sunday June 27: solo @ Waterfront on the Pier, PORT MELBOURNE

Saturday 1: MattyB supporting The Anywheres, GM Sound Studios – 7.30pm
Sunday 2: solo, Beach Bar CARRUM – midday
Sunday 2: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Tuesday 4: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm

Friday 7: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 7: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 8: solo, Beretta’s Langwarrin Hotel – 2pm
Saturday 8: solo, Platform 28, DOCKLANDS – 7.30pm
Sunday 9: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 14: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 14: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 15: TWO RING CIRCUS, The Fifth Province ST KILDA – 9pm
Sunday 16: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 21: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 21: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 22: solo, Beach Bar CARRUM – 7pm
Sunday 23: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Tuesday 25: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm

Friday 28: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 28: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 29: Matt Bradshaw & G-FORCE, Groove @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Sunday 30: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 30: solo, The Fifth Province ST KILDA – 9pm

Thursday 1: DOM & MATT doing Own Stuff, Mantra Studio YARRAVILLE – 8pm
Friday 2: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 2: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 3: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10pm
Sunday 4: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 9: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 9: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 10: private event
Saturday 10: SarahT & MattyB, The Fifth Province ST KILDA – 9pm
Sunday 11: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 16: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 16: SarahT & MattyB, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 17: solo, Platform 28 DOCKLANDS – 4.30pm
Saturday 17: solo, La Roche ST KILDA – 8.30pm
Sunday 18: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 23: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 23: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 24: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 5.30pm
Sunday 25: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Thursday 29: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Friday 30: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 30: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30p

Thursday 4: TWO RING CIRCUS, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Friday 5: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES, 5pm
Friday 5: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 6: solo, Beretta’s LANGWARRIN – 2pm
Saturday 6: SarahT & MattyB, PJ O’Brien’s SOUTHBANK – 8pm
Sunday 7: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 7: SarahT & MattyB, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm

MONDAY 8 is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY (so don’t be soft the previous night!)

Friday 12: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 12: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 13: Mya’s Birthday Bash
Sunday 14: Bel & Jack’s Wedding (yeah, no Doutta Galla today, soz)

Friday 19: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 19: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 20: solo, Aunty Jacks Ballarat – 2pm
Saturday 20: solo, The Nook SUNBURY – 6pm
Saturday 20: SarahT & MattyB, The Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 9pm
Sunday 21: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Friday 26: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 26: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 27: solo, Beretta’s LANGWARRIN – 2pm
Saturday 27: private event
Sunday 28: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

I was reminded today that I really do allow this website to languish.
I’d be far better served to drive people here than Facebook et al. but those sites are just so ubiquitous, it’s impossible to ignore that fact they’re a One-Stop Shop, as it were.
Having said that, I henceforth pledge to do better –
at the very least, I WILL remember to put my monthly Gig Guides up here.

February 2021 GIG GUIDE
(I know the month is almost over, but I’m (re-)starting off on the right foot!)

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Friday 5: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES, 5pm
Friday 5: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 6: w/ Anth Sharpe, the Spotswood Hotel, SPOTSWOOD, 8pm
Sunday 7: solo wedding (Estelle playing at the Doutta Galla – 4.30pm)

Friday 12: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES – 5pm
Friday 12: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 13: solo, Kealba Hotel, KEALBA – 6pm
Sunday 14: solo, Beach Bar Carrum – 8.30am
Sunday 14: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 14: solo, the Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 9pm

Friday 19: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES, 5pm
Friday 19: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
(Saturday 20: 2.30am Zoom gig with Brendelle for the troops in UAE)
Saturday 20: w/ Si & Brunsy @ Megan & Ash’s wedding
(Sunday 21: 1.30am Zoom gig with Brendelle for the troops in UAE)
Sunday 21: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Thursday 25: I’m going to see The Anywheres (Dom & Rosie)
Friday 26: solo, Mr Patterson PATTERSON LAKES, 5pm
Friday 26: TWO RING CIRCUS, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Saturday 27: solo, Beretta’s LANGWARRIN – 2pm
Saturday 27: TWO RING CIRCUS, The Fifth Province ST KILDA – 9pm
Sunday 28: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Sunday 1: the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 1: Jordi & Matt SOLO, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10pm

Tuesday 3: Jordi & Matt SOLO, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Thursday 5: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 6: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Friday 6: BANG!, The Sports Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Saturday 7: solo, Trax bar/café/restaurant BONBEACH 7pm
Sunday 8: Tassie for Nel and Laura’s wedding 🙂

Thursday 12: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 13: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Saturday 14: Two Ring Circus, the Anglers Tavern MARIBYRNONG – 3pm
Saturday 14: Matt Bradsaw & G-FORCE, Groove Live Bar & Terrace @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Sunday 15: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Tuesday 17 (St Paddy’s!): Two Ring Circus, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 10.30pm
Wednesday 18: Two Ring Circus, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm
Thursday 19: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 20: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Saturday 21: solo, Trax bar/café/restaurant BONBEACH 7pm
Saturday 21: Jordi & Matt SOLO, the Publican MORNINGTON – 10pm
Sunday 22: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 22: Two Ring Circus, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10pm

Tuesday 24: Two Ring Circus, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Wednesday 25: solo, the Fifth Province ST KILDA, 8pm
Thursday 26: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 27: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Friday 27: BANG!, The Sports Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Saturday 28: Two Ring Circus, the Anglers Tavern MARIBYRNONG – 3pm
Saturday 28: Jordi & Matt SOLO, the Publican MORNINGTON – 10pm
Sunday 29: solo, Arts Centre Sunday Market, 12pm
Sunday 29: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Tuesday 31: Two Ring Circus, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm

Saturday 1: the Ráv Thomas band Somewhere Secret

Thursday 6: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 7: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Saturday 8: solo, Trax café/bar/restaurant BONBEACH – 7pm
Saturday 8: Matt Bradshaw & G-FORCE, Groove @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Sunday 9 (St Kilda Fest): solo, Red Eye Bar @ Base Backpackers ST KILDA – 1pm
Sunday 9: the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 9: (St Kilda Fest) Two Ring Circus, the Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 9pm

Tuesday 11: Two Ring Circus, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
(Wednesday 12: tech run for “REBEL” @ ADELAIDE FRINGE)
Thursday 13: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 14: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
(Friday 14: OPENING NIGHT of “REBEL” @ ADELAIDE FRINGE)
Saturday 15: Two Ring Circus, The Anglers Tavern MARIBYRNONG – 3pm
Saturday 15: Jordi & Matt @ a wedding – not theirs
Sunday 16: solo, the Arts Centre Sunday Market – midday
Sunday 16: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Wednesday 19: Two Ring Circus, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm
Thursday 20: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 21: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Saturday 22: Aali & Harmony’s HAIR CUTTING CHARITY EVENT @ Beretta’s Langwarrin – 3pm
Saturday 22: solo, Trax café/bar/restaurant BONBEACH – 7pm
Sunday 24: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Wednesday 26: solo, the Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 8pm
Thursday 27: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 28: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Friday 28: BANG!, Groove Live Bar & Terrace @ CROWN CASINO – 11pm
Saturday 29: WIRF MASQUERADE BALL @ the MCG

Thursday 2: solo @ Paddy’s Shenanigans, AIRLIE BEACH – 9pm
Thursday 2: Rav Thomas band @ Paddy’s Shenanigans, AIRLIE BEACH – 11pm
Friday 3: Rav Thomas band @ Paddy’s Shenanigans, AIRLIE BEACH – 11pm
Saturday 4: Rav Thomas band @ Paddy’s Shenanigans, AIRLIE BEACH – 11pm
Sunday 5: Rav Thomas band @ Paddy’s Shenanigans, AIRLIE BEACH – 10.30pm

Tuesday 7: Matt & Jordi, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Wednesday 8: Matt & Jordi, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm
Thursday 9: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 10: solo, The Cove Hotel PATTERSON LAKES – 6pm
Saturday 11: solo, Trax café/bar/restaurant BONBEACH – 7pm
Sunday 12: solo, Arts Centre Sunday Market, CBD – midday
Sunday 12: the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 12: Matt & Jordi, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10pm

Wednesday 15: solo, the Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 8pm
Thursday 16: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 17: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Saturday 18: “Something” the Duo, the Anglers Tavern MARIBYRNONG – 3pm
Saturday 18: Matt Bradshaw & G-FORCE, Rachael’s birthday party!
Sunday 19: the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm
Sunday 19: Matt & Jordi, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10pm

Tuesday 21: Matt & Jordi, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Wednesday 22: Matt & Jordi, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm
Thursday 23: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm
Friday 24: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 5.30pm
Friday 24: BANG!, The Sports Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Saturday 25: solo, Trax café/bar/restaurant BONBEACH – 7pm
Saturday 25: Matt Bradshaw & G-FORCE, Groove @ CROWN CASINO – 10.30pm
Sunday 26: solo, the Doutta Galla Hotel FLEMINGTON – 4.30pm

Monday 27: solo, the Fifth Province, ST KILDA – 5pm
Tuesday 28: Two Ring Circus, The Pub @ CROWN CASINO – 6pm
Wednesday 29: Two Ring Circus, Jackpot Bar @ CROWN CASINO – 9pm
Thursday 30: solo, Elephant & Wheelbarrow MELBOURNE – 9.30pm