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Matt Semmens

“Born on the same day as the legendary Tom Jones, Dave Navarro and Prince…… Matt Semmens was simply born to entertain.” He has been caressing the ears of Novocastrians for the past 15 years with his dynamic performances and renowned for his virtuosic guitar ability. After topping the Hunter in his HSC, Matt headed straight to University and completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Newcastle Conservatorium. Whilst there he was given the opportunity to study with renowned teacher John Mills at the Welsh College of Music in Cardiff, Wales. Due to a solid background in music Matt is able to perform numerous musical styles including Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Pop. Matt Semmens has performed with many groups and ensembles over the years including Gosford Philharmonic String Ensemble, classical concerts, Catalina Jazz Band, Elephant Funk (jazz), local cover bands Scoota Boi, Quaan, Spook, Dynamite, Transit, Freestar and currently performs in his band FUNKY MUNKY. Well suited for all events Matt’s comical personality will have your ribs hurtin’ and your bootie shakin’. For all occasions Matt is the man