Matt Barber Experience - Classic Crooner

Jazz Singer from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles

YOUNG CLASSIC CROONER MATT BARBER has been touring the U.S. coast to coast since 2005, performing classic Easy Listening/Jazz and Oldies from the 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond!

With a classic vocal style reminiscent of Barry Manilow and Michael Buble, Matt delivers songs from yesterday and today with a sincere, meaningful approach.

Matt's repertoir includes awesome classics by artists such as Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Michael Buble, Frankie Valli and many more! Barber's passion for music and touching hearts comes through in every song.

Since 2005, Matt has performed over 300 shows annually at festivals, wineries, ballroom events and upscale retirement communities. Matt has had the honor of performing at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, Andy Williams' Moon River Grill Restaurant in Branson, MO, and The Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL.

The #1 reason you want to book Matt for your event: Matt Barber is a class act. Every time Matt puts on a show, a common response from an audience member will be "when are you coming back?" He is always asked back, every time. Matt is more than an entertainer. He provides a fun, unique, and uplifting experience that your guests will be talking about for weeks.

Matt's show, known as "The Matt Barber Experience" consists of "fun, upbeat, and relaxing music from the heart." Matt provides an extensive repertoire of music, making for a fun, relaxing, and interesting experience for a romantic evening with that special person, or a fun night which you can bring your whole family to enjoy. "If I can help people forget their problems, feel uplifted, and bring them some happiness, then I've done my job," says Matt.

Matt was born in Peoria, Illinois, and took a deep interest in singing at the age of 10, listening to his dad Mark, a DJ on Oldies 101.3 KUUL-FM in the Quad Cities. Matt sang in school and church, and was exposed to music through his grandmothers who grew up during the Big Band Area, and his mother, an amazing pianist. During high school, Matt began to hewn his craft by performing at various venues, such as coffee houses and Borders Bookstores. From attending school during the day and performing on a regular basis at night, he planned his first major US Tour. Since his debut album release in 2003, Matt has released 8 albums, the latest 4 produced by Daniel Dennis in Nashville, TN. Matt released his new album "More Today Than Yesterday" in 2015 to celebrate his 10 year anniversary.

Matt performs a solid 60-90 minute solo show, and also performs with a trio (piano / bass / drums) or just vocal / piano depending on your event and budget. Matt's solo performances feature professional unique accompaniments, arranged by Scottish arranger Alan McPike. This has allowed Matt to provide a high caliber of entertainment at a more reasonable price than using a full band.

His upscale, classic style is perfect for venues including festivals, wineries, retirement communities, upscale dinners and restaurants, wedding receptions, casinos, hotels, RV Parks, 55+ Communities, country clubs, resorts, reunions, VFWs, and other fraternal organizations, birthdays, colleges, holiday shows, TV and Movie soundtracks, and studio session work.

While Matt is based out of Los Angeles, MATT TRAVELS ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. AND WILL TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY. Matt represents a "best buy" in entertainment - rates vary based on length of performance and travel distance.

Here's what other people are saying about Matt:

"Check out all of Matt Barber's videos and recordings. He brings the same passion and artistic qualities to his music and shows as the great performers that have come before him. Don't miss his one of a kind music, videos, and performances!"

--Day Kelly (former Trumpet Player for Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Bob Hope)


"It is my pleasure to recommend to you Mr. Matt Barber. I always make it a point to book him for an afternoon or evening when I find he is in the Los Angeles area. Matt is an extremely professional artist, has a kind and engaging personality, and great talent. You will not be disappointed in engaging him as a performer for any audience or venue.

--Carole Crook, Resident Programs Coordinator, Santa Monica, CA"


“This was the best program we have ever had. The music, the equipment, the professionalism...THE BEST!”

--The Terrace, Columbia, MO


"We all enjoy the music and styling of Matt Barber we play on KRLI. Much, if not all the selections on his "Romancing Nashville" CD. I have also enjoyed two of Matt's live shows."

--Mike Carter (Owner & Music Historian, KRLI-FM - Carrollton, MO)
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Waukegan Yacht Club
Waukegan, IL
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Walker's Bluff
Carterville, IL
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pekin Marigold Festival
Pekin, IL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trout Springs Winery
Greenleaf, WI
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
I Am A Singer
Jack Jones
Sea Of Love
Phil Phillips
All Of Me
Tony Bennett
All The Way
Frank Sinatra
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Dean Martin
Autumn Leaves
Andy Williams
Always and Forever
Luther Vandross
America The Beautiful
Ray Charles
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Glen Campbell
Can't Smile Without You
Barry Manilow
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli
Barry Manilow
Close To You
The Carpenters
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
Dean Martin
Michael Buble
For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder
Fly Me To the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Rod Stewart
Michael Buble
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
James Taylor
Hey Good Lookin'
Hank Williams
It's Impossible
Perry Como
It Had To Be You
Perry Como
It Might As Well Be Spring
Dick Haymes
I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
It's Been A Merry Christmas
Brother Day and Matt Barber
Nat King Cole
Love Story
Andy Williams
Michael Buble
Luck Be A Lady
Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin
Make The World Go Away
Eddie Arnold
Moon River
Andy Williams
Johnny Mathis
My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)
Frank Sinatra
My Cherie Amore
Stevie Wonder
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
Our Day Will Come
Frankie Valli
Paper Doll
The Mills Brothers
Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival
San Francisco
Tony Bennet
Strangers In The Night
Frank Sinatra
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
That's Life
Frank Sinatra
Twistin' The Night Away
Sam Cooke
The More I See You
Chris Montez
The Way You Look Tonight
Tony Bennet
The Look Of Love
Dusty Springfield
Nat King Cole
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole
Welcome To My World
Jim Reeves
World On A String
Frank Sinatra
You Don't Know Me
Ray Charles
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Dean Martin
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
*Always adding new songs and open to suggestions!*
Jazz Singer
Oldies Singer
50s Singer
60s Singer
Big Band Singer
70s Singer
Variety Singer
Smooth Jazz Singer
Jazz One Man Band
Oldies One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Matt Barber Experience - Classic Crooner will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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