Matt Beatty was born in Calgary and has been performing for over the last 15 years. Over that time Matt has developed into one of the most diverse artists. His diversity starts with his instruments. Not just a great guitarist, Matt also regularly performs as a bassist and as a drummer.
Matt is well regarded as a musical chameleon. Matt performs as a solo act. His acoustic show features Matt and his acoustic guitar while his sequence show features tracks from all the different styles Matt performs and is a great way to really grasp his versatility. “The 2nd String Cowboys” allow Matt to focus on country music which he recently was featured as a semi-finalist in the Country 105 contest "Rising Star". "Hot O'Malley's" delve into east coast and Celtic genres. "the Hot Tamales" is Matt in a top 40/classic variety band that has been a main stay in Calgary's music scene for the last decade. Most recently Matt has created a group called "Double Suede" to satisfy his desire to play blues and jazz music. With this versatility Matt has performed for a wide range of clients such as the Calgary Corporate Challenge, the Wayne Gretzky & Friends Golf Tournament and at Global Fest Fireworks
Matt Beatty has performed all over western Canada in honkytonks like Wild Bills (Banff) to world class resorts such as The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Most recently Matt was part of the Official Calgary Grey Cup Committee band that performed a variety of shows in Toronto for the last Grey Cup and is scheduled for next year in Ottawa. Matt takes great pride in his history of playing outside Canada for events such as Canada Day in Vladivostok Russia, or an all inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic and most notably at the legendary home of the Beatles, the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Matt has been seen through many different media formats such as Global TV and The Calgary Herald. Not to mention a front page spread in the Star Phoenix (Saskatoon) plus recent banner spreads in the Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Sun and Vancouver Province.
From the Beatles to Metallica, Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars, Matt Beatty will take you on an exciting musical journey, and is sure to have your group dancing and singing but most importantly, having fun.