MATT ORCHARD

Haze Music solo performer geelong - Matt Orchard

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

From subtle background music to pumped up ‘sing a long’ dancing tunes, Matty can tailor a set of songs to suit any event.

A total professional, he has delivered his no nonsense brand of campfire and beer songs at pubs, weddings, engagements, restaurants, sporting clubs, festivals, 18th birthdays, 21sts, 30ths, 40ths, 50ths.......and even an 80th birthday.

It’s testament to his enduring popularity as a live entertainer, that since moving to Apollo Bay in 2000, Matty has played over two and a half thousand gigs at hundreds of venues and private functions around Victoria, in particular the South West.

Some of Matty’s regular haunts include:

  • The Apollo Bay Hotel
  • The Ocean Grove Hotel
  • The Railway Hotel, Bannockburn
  • The Inlet Hotel, Airey’s Inlet
  • The Royal Mail Hotel, Birregurra
  • The Esplanade Hotel, Queenscliff.
  • The Wye River Hotel,
  • The St. Leonards Hotel
  • The Union Hotel, Colac
  • The Indian Pacific Train

DEMO Mix

MATT ORCHARD SAMPLE SONGLIST

Matt_Orchard_Song_List.pdf

THE BEACH BLOKES

duo featuring Matt Orchard & Tim Henwood

DEMO Mix

Tim Henwood comfortably fills the role of musical journeyman in the classic sense. In recent times he has been part of the multi Platinum, Aria award winning juggernaught ROGUE TRADERS and is also the front man for the hugely successful platinum, Aria award winning, global phenomenon the ANDROIDS with their world wide smash DO IT WITH MADONNA. Prior to the hugely successful 2000’s Henwood was part of the Uber cool multi platinum, Aria award winning rock act the SUPERJESUS in the late 90’s as guitar player/songwriter, which established him as a creative force to be reckoned with.

Whilst best known for his contribution as a member of these highly successful bands, being a true journeyman he gravitates towards musicians who inspire him and has contributed to a diverse range of great Australian artists and recordings over his career including JAMES REYNE, MARK SEYMOUR, ROSS WILSON, RENEE GEYER, THE VERONICAS, DELTA GOODRUM, PLASTICINE, TAXIRIDE, ELECTRIC MARY, MISSING HOURS, JON STEVENS, JOE CAMILLERI, LUGER BOA, KATIE NOONAN, BORNE, KASEY CHAMBERS, CHOCOLATE STARFISH and many more.

Having spent much of the new millennium either in the studio or on the road touring the world as support act for PINK, JOHN FOGERTY, KELLY CLARKSON, KISS, ALICE COOPER, THE DARKNESS and many more, or being part of the first COUNT DOWN Australian national tour, or playing to tens of thousands of people doing shows with his various bands, Henwood now looks forward to a bright future and continuing his musical travels.

After spending much of 2011 performing in the Broadway hit musical ROCK OF AGES, 2012 saw Tim in Australia playing guitar in the new Cat Stephen’s musical Moonshadow, as well as touring Australia as singer/front man for former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.

More recently Henwood has been the guitarist for Grease the musical for two seasons in Melbourne Australia and also in Singapore, as well as filling the guitar chair for the Melbourne season of Dirty Dancing. He also remains active as a song writer/producer/engineer/guitarist currently working on various projects for major labels including Universal, Sony and Warner as well as performing with the newly reformed Rogue Traders and touring the world with his new Blues infused rock n roll band PALACE OF THE KING.