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Passionate Barker plays Rocky at Heritage Hotel this weekend

Musician Matthew Barker Photo: Contributed
Musician Matthew Barker Photo: Contributed Contributed

MATTHEW Barker's life has always been about music.

After picking up a saxophone as a kid, his interest only grew.

Matthew is now releasing his fourth independent EP, titled Frozen in Time, as part of a musical project called The Bucketseats.

"The best thing about my career is the fact that I get to do something I love and I'm passionate about," Matthew said.

"It's a hard thing to make a living out of music and I am truly lucky that I have achieved so much already."

The Bundaberg man's life has been devoted to his music career.

He pursued his Bachelor of Music at the CQUniversity Conservatorium in Mackay.

"I play a number of instruments now, mostly self-taught, including the guitar which I didn't begin to play until I was 21 years old," Matthew said.

His music has taken him around the country, even touring Tasmania with his project, The Bucketseats, last year.

The musician is in Rockhampton today and will be playing gigs through until Saturday.

"The last time I performed in Rockhampton was with my good friend Ryan Giles," he said. "I also play saxophone with the blues band Transvaal Diamond Syndicate who are originally from Rocky, and one of my fondest memories was our in-house performance at the Rockhampton JB Hi-Fi," Matthew said.

His gig tonight is at the Heritage Hotel at 9pm.



Matthew Barker will perform at the Heritage Hotel on the following days:

Tonight (9pm)

Tomorrow (9pm)

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