Songs of Yesterday

April 17, 2020
7:00 pm
Songs of Yesterday


Due to public health concerns, live events have been cancelled all across the world.

In fact, the entire 2020 concert season for the Melbourne Guitar Festival is now shut down.

The Melbourne Guitar Festival is my only income, as my wife Amy is not working due to our 7 month old baby.

Our year has been thrown into financial disarray.

Many artists and event organisers will now be out of work for an unknown period of time.

If you wish to purchase a ticket to view the livestream of this concert, please know that you will be greatly helping support the artists involved and also my work with the Melbourne Guitar Festival.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times.

All proceeds will be split 50:50 between the artists and the Melbourne Guitar Festival.

Matt Withers – Australian Guitarist – is one of the country’s most respected classical guitarists. Recently becoming a father for the first time to little Edward, he’s proud to bring you a livestreamed performance of some of the most loved classical guitar works in the repertoire from his solo ABC Classic album, Songs of Yesterday.

As a long-term member of Australia’s premiere guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, Matt has made a career as the entrepreneurial guitarist, giving lectures, workshops and performances around the globe.

Now is your chance to hear his delicate touch from the comfort of your own home, enjoying sensuous tangos & milongas, popular favourites such as Yesterday, Blue Moon plus a stunning rendition of Vincent (Starry Starry Night), which has celebrated over 200,000 streams on Spotify alone!

You might even be privy to the virtuosic Recuerdos de la Alhambra or the gorgeous Cavatina! With a Masters in classical guitar performance, Matt has toured the world with his guitar; so now is your chance to sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home – self distancing or in self isolation – for an intimate showcase of the best Australia has to offer.