If you are looking for a great master of ceremonies then look no further than
Matthew is an experienced M.C and actor who is not only a great formal M.C, but who also creates comical characters to M.C many major corporate functions around Australia.
Matthew has been a professional actor/ singer since 1978 when he first appeared in “The Sullivans” and began appearing in regular speaking roles on nearly every TV show made out of Melbourne; including "Neighbours", "Skyways", "Cop Shop", "Prisoner", "Carson’s Law" etc.
Matthew has also appeared in a number of movies and TV commercials. Matthew began working as a MC after 2 years working full time at the Crazy House Theatre Restaurant.
“"Matt Barker was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was professional and flexible and his work onstage was exactly what the client wanted. The Event Manager Matt Flinn and myself were very impressed and would definitely work with Matt Barker again.”
Caz Pringle. A-Live events. June 2010.
“Hi Matt. I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for yesterday. You ran the show beautifully and kept on top of everything that was happening and filled the silences really well. All the comments about your Mcing have been really positive.
Meredith Wall. Services manager. A.I.S.T. Plaza Ballroom Regent Theatre November 2010.
“Thanks Matt, you did an excellent job as MC and I really appreciated your professionalism and input. I hope we can work together again soon”
Tanya Wick. Program Development Director. Solterbeck. August 2008.
“On behalf of the members of the board and staff, I wish to thank you most sincerely for your valuable contribution to the third Agri-Food National Conference 2008 in Melbourne. The board was very impressed by the high standard and calibre of Matthew Barker Master of Ceremonies”
John Baker. Chairman Agri-FoodSkillsCouncil. October 2008
“Firstly - I want to thank you immensely, you were simply spectacular as MC for our event - a true perfectionist!! We received soooo many comments regarding the evening, which can be hugely credited to the way you 'managed' the event on the evening. Furthermore, several of our clients who attended the evening have asked about you, and I know one in particular, are in pursuit of your talents and expertise. I was a nervous wreck prior to the event, but the moment you took to the Lectern and Microphone, I think I actually started to breathe again. A great job, well done."
Kate. Marriner Theatres. Melbourne.
“Matthew was indeed excellent. Very professional. There was a small incident where the whip cracker arrived a couple of minutes late for his act, and Matthew ad-libed on stage effortlessly until things were sorted out backstage. A pleasure to work with!!”
Mandy Bromilow. Happenings Australia
“On behalf of the Australian Tourist Commission please accept my sincere appreciation for assisting with an extremely successful dinner. The international buyersand Australian guests were unanimous with their feedback that it was a wonderful evening. Thank you so much for such a professional performance. You certainly set the tone for the evening. Thank you for your advice and guidance in producing such a great night. I look forward to working with you once again.”
Lynne Lillico. Manager, meetings and incentives. Australian Tourist Commission