Matt Cal

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Matt Cal

Twice nominated and 2011 winner of Western Australian Music Song of the Year, Matt Cal is a seasoned veteran of the Western Australian Blues/ Roots and Folk scene. With numerous residencies throughout WA's south west and Perth metropolitan area, each week Matt can be found somewhere performing his wellcrafted selection of original and covers music, capitalising on his innate ability to read and engage with the audience in order to deliver a satisfying and entertaining musical experience.

Matt has performed at many festivals including Blues at Bridgetown, Nannup Music Festival, Denmark’s Festival of the Voice, WA’s Mental Health Day, One Movement Fringe Festival, West Coast Blues and Roots Fringe Festival, the Groat Street Festival and many more. Matt has also, on numerous occasions, toured the state from Kununurra to Bremer Bay.

When not touring or performing in licensed venues Matt has played at numerous private functions including weddings, sporting club nights, work socials, corporate events and formal and informal parties of every type.

With 5 EPs released to date, a Diploma in Sound Engineering and the personal experience of performing more than 1000 gigs, Matt is superbly placed to use his selection of beautiful resonator and acoustic guitars in order to deliver his trademark sound which is authentic, warm, contemporary and captivating.

For all of these reasons Matt is well qualified to enhance your upcoming function with his warm, husky vocals and beautiful finger-plucked melodies and present a delightful, engaging and exciting musical experience.

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DY.o events has had the privilege of engaging Matt Cal to play at numerous events over the past few years. His music is perfect for the type of events that we manage; his laid back acoustic performance is always flawless and engaging! Matt is extremely professional in his approach to gigs and we always look forward to inviting him to be part of our events.

Katie & Erica Mathiesen, DY.o Events Pty Ltd – February 2016

Matt Cal has performed at gigs for Events & Beyond for the last 5 years and has been one of our most popular artists over that entire time. Gigs have varied from small scale events to large crowds of up
to 3000 people on stage in Forrest Place and each time Matt has brought fantastic music with the
appropriate atmosphere required.

Matt is committed, reliable and an all round good guy. He is a delight to deal with both on & off the stage consistently delivering quality music with a professional approach. His raw talent and dedicated approach to music has wide appeal and he is a popular act at all our events he plays at. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any future gigs and will happily continue to book Matt for on-going gigs with our company.

Sally Lewis, Events & Beyond – February 2016

We have had Matt Cal perform at our venue many times over the years. He is a seasoned veteran of the scene and a very
skilled musician who plays great healtfelt original music.

He is an easy going but extrememly professional person to deal with. He always promotes his shows very well and adjusts them to suit the
vibe and the clientelle of the room.

We will continue to book him on a regular basis. I would have no hesitation recommending him to any promoters or booking agents. I wish more musicians were like Matt.

Rene de Vries, The Indi Bar – March 2016

I, Garry Conway F&B manager and co-owner of Stilts Restaurant and Bar have employed Matt Cal as a resident musician in our Restaurant and Beer Garden as a regular feature act over the past four years. Matt
has continually provided our venue with quality, professional music drawing on his repertoire of originals and covers.

Matt has a knack for moving from foreground to background as required and has built a solid local following here in Busselton. With his warm, friendly nature and excellent musicianship I highly recommend his services.

Garry Conway, Stilts Restaurant – February 2016

This testimonial is in recognition of Matt Cal for his outstanding performances/services that he has provided for us here at Wildwood Forest Retreat over the last 10yrs.

He has proven his ability in the capacities as a musician, singer-song writer, sound engineer & entertainment manager.

Matt has shown a high standard of professionalism performing at private functions & weddings.

Matt's music has a rare quality of bringing people together, creating an atmosphere of vibrance and energy to uplift and mesmerise.

We have no doubt that part of our success here at WFT, is in part due to the quality & consistency of music that Matt has provided for us.

We highly recommend Matt in these capacities and look forward to working with him well into the future.

Bj Cunningham, Wildwood – February 2016

 Matt Cal was great, he is a very talented man and everyone loved him. Thank you and look forward to working with you again in 2017.

Brooke Trimmer (Community Event) – December 2016

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Sample Covers List

Hunters and Collectors
Holy Grail
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Paul Kelly 
How To Make Gravy
To Her Door
Dumb Things
From LittleThings Big Things Grow
Men At Work 
Down Under
Johnny Cash 
Ring Of Fire
Folsom Prison Blues
Hurt  (Trent Reznor)
Time To Kill (Sting)
Chuck Berry
Johnny Be Good
Pearl Jam 
Elderly Woman Behind In A Small Town 
Last Kiss
The Doors
Riders On The Storm
The End
Light My Fire

What I Got
Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heavens Door
Blowin’ In The Wind
All Along the Watchtower
Hey Joe
Robert Johnson
Crossroads Blues
Dust My Broom
Ben Harper
Excuse Me Mister
Beautiful Girls
Cold Chisel
Choir Girl
Rising Sun
Ryan Adams
Dear Chicargo
The Animals
House Of The Rising Sun
Cruel Sea
Honeymoon Is Over
The Black keys
Lonely Boy


Over the years Matt has written hundreds of 
original songs in the genres of blues/ roots/
 folk/ hip-hop and grunge.

Two of his songs have been nominated for WAM
 Song Of The Year and one of them works very
 well as a ‘down the aisle’ instrumental.  

Many of his compositions work well in the
 background with dinner and conversation and
 mix nicely with his selection of covers.

A number of his songs have been used in 
national and international media and he has 
performed for television ads (GWN), lifestyle
 programs and the morning show (Channel 9).

Triple J have played one of my more left of
 centre songs on prime time morning radio to
 promote an upcoming special on Double J and
 I regularly perform live on Perth’s RTR FM 92.1.