Matthew Robins - Guitarist & Vocalist

This singer / guitarist started playing the guitar at the age of 15 and his early influences include Clapton & bands ranging from Huey Lewis to Bon Jovi and Kiss. His more recent influences have ranged from Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert and Jennifer Battern to John Williams, Adrian Legg and Albert Lee.
He took lessons for around 8 months mainly reading music & folk/country basicsand then moved to rock guitar lessons for around one year. His interests then expanded to other styles - Classical, Funk, Jazz and Heavy Metal.

He practiced daily for at least 6 hours and soon improved his skills and joined his first group at 18 years old and played a few pub gigs doing cover tunes. He then started teaching after 3 years - whilst also developing his own skill playing in various local bands followed by joining the newly-formed group "Goodfellas" and played with top quality musicians for 5 years or so. During this time with "The Fellas", he formed a duo with the vocalist and played acoustic covers in various styles.

After taking singing lessons, he began performing solo gigs on an acoustic guitar, also playing at various functions with a classical guitar. In 1996/97 he entered the "National Guitarist of the Year" competition run by "Guitarist" magazine (electric guitar) and reached the final six and played an original entry piece "Big Brother" at the Wembley Conference Centre at the National Music Show.
In 1998/99 he entered the "Acoustic Guitarist of the Year" competition and again reached the final 6 and played at the show. Although he didn't win he was told that no one had ever reached finals of both categories and that it showed versatility. He is now pursuing a better career in music whilst writing his own material.

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Matthew Robins - Guitarist & Vocalist Repertoire

  • Affirmation - Savage Garden 
  • American Idiot - Green Day 
  • Apologize - Timberland Feat. One Republic
  • Babylon - David Gray
  • Best Of You (Acoustic) - Foo Fighters
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Control - Puddle Of Mud
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda (Kill Bill)
  • Down With The Sickness - Disturbed (Dawn Of Dead/Queen Of The Damned & More)
  • Dragula - Rob Zombie (The Matrix)
  • Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
  • Filthy/ Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
  • 5 Colours In Her Hair - Mcfly
  • Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer)
  • How You Remind Me - Nickelback
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith (Armageddon)
  • If You’re Gone - Matchbox Twenty
  • In The Morning - Razorlight
  • In The Shadows - The Rasmus
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Is It Any Wonder - Keane
  • Last Request - Paulo Nutini
  • Leave Right Now - Will Young
  • Life With You - The Proclaimers
  • Mad World - Gary Jules (Donnie Darko)
  • Make Luv - Room 5 Featuring Oliver Cheatham
  • Monster - The Automatic
  • Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  • Never Again - Nickelback
  • Obviously - Mcfly
  • Older Guy - Paul Gilbert
  • On Call - Kings Of Leon
  • Patience - Take That
  • Plug In Baby - Muse
  • Run - Snow Patrol
  • Rule The World - Take That (Stardust)
  • Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Shadow Of The Day - Linkin Park
  • She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
  • She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
  • Shout 2000 - Disturbed
  • Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  • Stop And Stare - One Republic
  • Take Back The City - Snow Patrol
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • This Ain't a Love Song - Scouting For Girls
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Vertigo - U2
  • What I've Done - Linkin Park
  • Wheels - Foo Fighters
  • When You're Looking Like That - Westlife
  • Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You Know Me - Robbie Williams
  • You're All I Have - Snow Patrol
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
  • A Design for Life  -   (Manic Street Preachers)
  • After Dark  -   Tico & The Tarantulas (From Dusk 'til Dawn)
  • Always - Bon Jovi
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way -   Lenny Kravitz
  • Back For Good - Take That
  • Big Bad Moon - Joe Satriani
  • Breakfast At Tiffanies - Deep Blue Something
  • Broken Stones - Paul Weller
  • By My Side - INXS
  • Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  • Common People - Pulp
  • Dance the Night Away - The Mavericks
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Don't Look Back - Oasis
  • Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
  • I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • Just Take My Heart - Mr. Big
  • Kiss The Rain - Billie Myers
  • Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine
  • Losing My Religion - REM
  • Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
  • A Man Is In Love - The Waterboys
  • No Regrets - Robbie Williams
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You - Bryan Adams
  • Ordinary World - Duran Duran
  • Pain (Slayer Mix) Four Star Mary
  • Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Secret Smile - Semi-sonic
  • 74/75 - The Connells
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Smooth - Carlos Santana
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Strangest Party - INXS
  • Suicide Blonde - INXS
  • Taste It - INXS
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • 3am - Matchbox Twenty
  • Time of Your Life - Green Day
  • To The Moon and Back - Savage Garden
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
  • Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Walking By Myself - Gary Moore
  • Weather With You - Crowded House
  • What A Beautiful Day - The Levellers
  • Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
  • Wide Open Space - Mansun
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Word Up - Gun
  • You and Me Song - The Wannadies
  • You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
  • A Little Respect - Erasure
  • And A Bang On The Ear - The Waterboys
  • Animal - Def Leppard
  • Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
  • Baby I Don't Care - Transvision Vamp
  • Blue Hotel - Chris Issak
  • Boys of Summer - The Ataris
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Dangerzone - Kenny Loggins
  • Devil Inside - INXS
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
  • Faith - George Michael
  • 500 Mile - The Proclaimers
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
  • Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  • Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and The News
  • Hysteria - Def Leppard
  • I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
  • I'm Still Standing - Elton John
  • I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
  • Jump - Van Halen
  • Killing Moon - Echoe and The Bunnymen
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • Listen Like Thieves - INXS
  • Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • The Loved One - INXS
  • Love Like Blood - Killing Joke
  • Message In A Bottle - The Police
  • Mystify - INXS
  • Need You Tonight - INXS
  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  • New Sensation - INXS
  • Original Sin - INXS
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
  • Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Pride (In The Name of Love - U2
  • Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
  • Run To You - Bryan Adams
  • Send Her My Love - Journey
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  • She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
  • Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
  • Take On Me - Aha
  • There She Goes - The La's
  • Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
  • Wanted (Dead Or Alive) - Bon Jovi
  • Walking On The Moon - The Police
  • White Wedding - Billy Idol
  • Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
  • You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
  • Young At Heart - The Bluebells
  • American Pie - Don Mclean
  • Ballroom Blitz  - The Sweet
  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
  • Father and Son - Cat Stevens
  • The First Cut Is The Deepest - Cat Stevens
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Guitar Man - Bread
  • Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Is This Love - Bob Marley and The Wailers
  • (Is This The Way To) Amarillo  -Tony Christie
  • Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
  • Me and Julio - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  • Rock 'n' Roll - Led Zeppelin
  • Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
  • Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • Twentieth Century Boy - T. Rex
  • Waterloo - Abba
  • We Will Rock You - Queen
  • Wild World - Cat Stevens
  • Wish You Were here - Pink Floyd
  • Without You - Harry Nilsson
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
  • All Day and All of The Night - The Kinks
  • Another Saturday Night - The Drifters
  • Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Concrete and Clay - Unit 4 Plus 2
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Daytripper - The Beatles
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda
  • Do Wah Diddy - Manfred man
  • Eleanore - The Turtles
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
  • Hard Days Night, a - The Beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
  • Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
  • I Feel Fine - The Beatles
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • Knock On Wood - Sam and Dave
  • Last Train To Clarksville
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • L'il 'Ol Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • Love Is All Around - The Troggs
  • Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  • People Are Strange - The Doors
  • Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Man
  • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Purple haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Red House - Jimi Hendrix
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • Runaway - Del Shannon
  • San Francisco - Scott Mackenzie
  • Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - The Rolling Stones
  • Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
  • Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
  • Twist and Shout - The Beatles
  • When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers
  • Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Blues Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
  • C'Mon On Everybody - Eddie Cochran
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • Jailhouse Rock  - Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Let It Be Me _ The Everly Brothers
  • Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
  • Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
  • Rip It Up - Elvis Presley
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll - Bill Haley
  • That'll Be The Day _ Buddy Holly
  • That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
  • Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
  • Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani
  • Apache - The Shadows
  • Battle Without Honour Or Humanity (Kill Bill Theme) - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • Bare Island - (Mission Impossible 2Theme)
  • Crush of Love, The - Joe Satriani
  • Cryin' - Joe Satriani
  • Everloving - Moby
  • The Feeling - Joe Satriani
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (Traditional Bluegrass)
  • Footapper - The Shadows
  • For The Love of God - Steve Vai
  • Green Onions - Booker T and The MGs
  • Misirlou    -   (Dick Dale (Pulp Fiction Theme)
  • Mr. Scary - Dokken
  • Sisters - Steve Vai
  • Salt Creek (John 5 / Traditional Bluegrass)
  • Summer Song - Joe Satriani
  • Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
  • 2 Die 4 - John 5
  • Tamucan - Rodrigo Y Gabbrila
  • Top Gun Theme - Steve Stevens
  • Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'n' Roses / John 5
  • Wipout - The Sufaris

Matthew Robins - Guitarist & Vocalist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

I wanted to say thank you for playing at our ceremony and also for the drinks reception. You were the perfect choice for our wedding day! It was also nice for Greg and I because as it was raining outside we had our photo’s taken inside and we got to listen and enjoy your music. Thank you for making our day even more special!

Claire and Greg (Bride and Groom), Glenrothes

Let me say that Paul and I were really impressed by your performance at our Wedding Reception. You were better than we had even hoped for and believe me our expectations were high. We have had so many people compliment you on your playing and singing, I don’t think they thought one man could do all that!

Rebecca and Paul (Bride and Groom), Sussex

Kris and I would just like to say a big thank-you to you for agreeing to play at our wedding.  …   We had quite a few comments before the wedding as to were we sure that one man on guitar was enough – listening to those same people after the wedding they have done nothing but rave about him and to quote ‘its the best party they’d been to in ages’  …   we couldn’t have asked for a better end to the day!!  We certainly wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

Clare and Kris, Sussex

A massive thank-you to you … When we were speaking to the staff at South Lodge Hotel after the Big Day, they made a point of saying to us that you were the best wedding entertainment they had ever seen! …”

Lisa and Dave, Sussex

Thanks so much for an excellent afternoon/evening’s entertainment.  …   We knew to expect a great evening but you exceeded that expectation by a mile!  … you delivered a set that had everyone young and not so young up on the dance floor at some point.  There were even a few folk who refused to believe that this was the same guy who a few hours earlier had been playing Spanish guitar on the terrace while we drank champagne in the glorious sunshine.

Sarah and John (Bride and Groom), West Sussex

His vast range of musical talent shone through and was picked up on by the feedback from the guests most of whom had never heard him play before. A special thanks for also for learning a very special song for our first dance it meant a lot to us. He is so versatile in what he can play that we would not hesitate in recommending him for your special day.  …

Moira and Steven (Bride and Groom), Carluke

My family really enjoyed him playing at Pittodrie House Hotel for the evening reception.  He is a great musician with a wide and varied repetoire so there’s something for everyone.  He is a professional, first class entertainer.  Highly recommended.

Andrew (Groom), Dumfries

Thank you so much for your contribution to Caroline and Gustavo’s wedding on Saturday. Your playing was absolutely fabulous and gave the Spanish Theme a wonderful lift. It was absolutely lovely and so many people commented on how beautifully you played and how great the tunes were. I know it was harder for you to set up being outside but everyone appreciated your contribution to the day and it made such a difference. Many many thanks.

John (Father of the Bride), Berwickshire

We wanted to thank you again for everything on the wedding day. We really were delighted with the music, both the classical throughout the drinks reception and the evening reception. Loads of our guests commented on how good you were and thought it was actually a record playing!

Gillian and Neil, Loch Lomond

Just a note to say a HUGE thanks for playing at our wedding! You were a great success and everyone has been complimenting you! You helped us create the right vibe for the day which was one that was relaxed but fun! And you nailed Avril 14th for me walking down the aisle – it was amazing! We were so happy with it! Can’t recommend you more! Thank you so much! xxx

Kelly (Bride), Glasgow

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your lovely guitar playing at Ben and Lindsay’s wedding last Saturday. The classical section was beautiful and your evening session was brilliant. Everyone was amazed and enthralled by your skills. People kept saying ‘who is that guy – he’s fantastic’. And you were – you helped to make it an unforgettable day.

Irene (Mother of the Bride),

Thanks so much for being a part of our Wedding, you sounded fantastic and everyone commented on how great you were. Cavatina sounded amazing walking down the isle, and I can’t wait to hear it again when we get the video back. Thanks again!

Arlene and Paul, West Sussex

Gustavo and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special. It meant a lot to us to have the Spanish element present in our day, and your fingers played magnificently. Several of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was. You have made it a day to remember.

Caroline and Gustavo (Bride and Groom),