Matt Stone

Matt Stone is a multi-talented musician who is perfect for providing background entertainment at your wedding, birthday or other event. He is a 10 year veteran of the New Zealand music scene, and is equally comfortable as an acoustic guitarist, pianist and vocalist.

Matt can play a wide range of songs in an equally diverse number of styles and he is able to use his outstanding ear to improvise (or pre-learn) any extra songs you might want for your specific event.

Take your pick from guitar-based, singer-songwriter music (Crowded House, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel), piano-based classics (Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles), or a combination of the two. He is also versatile enough to play virtually any song on either instrument (ie guitar-based songs on piano and vice versa) so you can guarantee he will be able to meet your requirements to make your event a successful one!

As one half of Dragonfly, one third of Radio Radio and one quarter of Blue Steel, Matt has over 10 years experience in the music industry and teaches music during the day as well as owning a diploma of audio engineering - ensuring that his performance sounds professional and is appropriate for any occasion and venue. He supplies all his own equipment (sound equipment, guitar, keyboard, lighting) so you don’t need to worry about anything - just leave it to him and enjoy the atmosphere he creates!

Videos

Resolution
Blame It On Me
Just The Way You Are

Selected Songs

Matchbox 20
3am

Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine

Sister Hazel
All For You

U2
All I Want Is You

Tiki Taane
Always On My Mind

Simon & Garfunkel
America

The Muttonbirds
Anchor Me

Sarah McLachlan
Angels

Dragon
April Sun In Cuba

Amos Lee
Arms Of A Woman

Tracy Chapman
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight

David Gray
Babylon

U2
Beautiful Day

Dave Dobbyn
Beside You

Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Pearl Jam
Better Man

Jack Johnson
Better Together

The Beatles
Blackbird

Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun

Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

Van Morisson
Brown-eyed Girl

The Everly Brothers
Bye, Bye Love

Damien Rice
Cannonball

Eric Clapton
Change The World

John Denver
Country Roads

Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Elton John
Daniel

The Monkees
Daydream Believer

The Eagles
Desperado

The Pogues
Dirty Old Town

Testimonials

“I have contracted Matt Stone (and his band) on a number of occasions over the years. I have been very impressed with Matt’s total professionalism and musical talent. Whether it be an outdoor sporting event of ours, an awards function or my own wedding I have been thoroughly impressed. I couldn’t recommend Matt Stone more highly and continue to use his services today.”
SCOTT RICE, QUANTUM EVENTS, BEACH SERIES & OCEAN SWIM SERIES
"We would just like to say a huge thank you for Saturday. It was a pleasure having you sing at our wedding smile You were wonderful. So many of our friends and family complemented on the music. We are so happy you were able to come down smile Thank you very much."
ALICE & JACKSON, WHAKATANE WEDDING
"If you are looking for professional musicians with a superb playlist, undeniable talent and the ability to change the musical mix to create the right mood at your event then you can’t go past Matt Stone and his fellow musicians. Matt organised an acoustic duo, Radio Radio, comprising acoustic guitar and keyboards to play at my 40th and 50th birthday parties. On both occasions the music was the highlight of the evening with plenty of very positive comments from my guests. They started with background music and as the evening progressed the tempo of music progressed until everyone young and old was on the dance floor. With great instrumentation and vocals, tight harmonies and a playlist covering old classics through to contemporary pop and rock Matt will deliver the perfect entertainment for your event. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt and look forward to booking him again for future events."
ANTHONY MCNAUGHTEN, STRATEGIC CAPITAL SERVICES
"Matt, thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We are sorry we did not get a moment to come and thank you in person. We had many people tell us the following day how much they enjoyed listening to you play. Thank you again!"
HANNAH & BROOKE, MURIWAI WEDDING
"Matt played for the OSS Client Christmas party this year. I called him up with late notice and he was so accommodating! It was so easy to organise and he brought all his own equipment. His voice is amazing and his song list is extensive. He had such a great mix of songs and our guests loved it! Thanks again Matt for helping make our party a success!"
RENEE CROSBY, OPEN SYSTEMS SPECIALISTS
"Springfield is the band you want to play at your wedding! Our wedding is still talked about, 4 years on, because everyone was up dancing all night and having the best time. Springfield read the crowd and adjust song choice accordingly, resulting in an evening of a very full dance floor! The vocals (Including an acoustic set) were amazing and the full band in the evening was faultless. Would recommend to anyone and everyone looking for a reception that no one will ever forget!"
GEOFF & HAYLEY CLAYTON, QUEENSTOWN WEDDING
Event went extremely well and I was super happy with Matt as was the client! He sounded amazing and was so helpful setting up the extra lectern I hired which was great. We will definitely be using him again in the future!
ALANA GRAY, THE EVENT WORKS GROUP LTD
We were VERY happy with Matt. His music selection was perfect, his understanding for the vibe of the party was spot on. Thanks, I will 100% use your company again in the future and recommend you guys! Very happy all round!
CHLOE CAMERON, WEDDING
Matt played at our private wedding ceremony and reception in the French Café outdoor coutryard and the French Kitchen private dining experience in December 2016. Matt is a true professional! He sang a special song for us which he happily learnt prior to make it even more personal. He did this flawlessly. He moved easily from outdoors to indoors. He also picked the right level sound wise for the venue and had a good feel for the music. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone in the future. He has the ability to bring the right music and make an event unforgettable. Once again thank you Matt. We cannot wait for another event to have you play for us at.
CAROLINE & FABIAN, WEDDING
Thank you for organizing Matt for us. Our client was very happy with him and everyone loved it, so you can tell him that we were all very impressed.
MANDY, DARK HORSE NZ

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