When Matthew makes an appearance at a concert, festival, pub or party, his musical comedy set is always a highlight for an audience, no matter the occasion. His virtuosic musicianship combined with his great sense of humour gets the audience singing, laughing, watching in awe and dancing along to a fine selection of comical songs from past decades and more recent years. This is not a traditional covers performance, more a trip down memory lane to explore some of the best British forgotten, obscure, absurd, hilarious or feel-good gems of years gone by, whose timeless humour will cause many a giggle.
“…you were worth the ticket price alone”
Anon. at Shrewkfest, 2018
Matthew can perform solo or with his backing band. As a soloist, Matthew can fit into smaller lounges or tight spots, and the fee will also be reduced. However, hiring Matthew to bring along his drummer and pianist brings an extra dimension to the performance, amplifying the volume of the performance (for festivals and large halls) and adding further excitement and interest for all. All the musicians Matthew works with are finely selected, experienced and talented musicians.
“…very, VERY entertaining”
Graham Steel, 2019
Performance lengths are totally flexible and are up to the discretion of the venue and organiser. For this reason, fees are determined on a case-by-case basis, so please get in touch for more details. Matthew (with or without his band) can appear for a short spot in a concert amongst other artists, or perform for an entire day (with breaks) should you desire.
Cover photo: The Matthew Quilliam Band perform a set at the Cody Sports and Social Club, Farnborough, January 2018
Video: (1) Matthew performs an encore to the Weyfest Rustic Stage, the song being Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce, August 2017