Matthew has extensive experience playing music for a variety of events including corporate and industry events, private parties, house concerts, mellow afternoon wine tastings, bustling art exhibits, funerals, local festivals, and evening shows in bars and restaurants. He is adept at adapting his performance to the people and surroundings of each event. He can perform solo or you can book him to play with one of his various musical projects.
Matthew is able to play in virtually any type of venue and adds a warm presence to any event he is a part of. He can also provide a sound system for background music, announcements or presentations, and wireless microphones if the event needs them.
If you are interested in hiring Matt for an event or a series of performances please contact him regarding scheduling and pricing.
"Matt is a gifted and professional performer. Our wedding wouldnt have been the same without his talent. We received so many compliments on our guitarist, and our music selection- which was his! He also learned a song just for me, he couldnt have done a better job. Thank you so much Matt!"Kristen and Scott Fellers, Chico, CA
"Matt Gwinup seemlessly integrated himself into our wedding party with ease; his superior musical skill and good-natured attitude made it feel like he was part of the family. The melodious sounds of his guitar playing during the wedding ceremony felt like something out of the quintessential dream wedding. My wife and I highly recommend Matt and his music, not just for weddings, but any event that needs that extra special something."R. Winkler, Ashland, Oregon
"Over the past three years Matthew has become one of our favorite performers out at the Winery. He is literally our go-to musician for any event we host, and is always well prepared even on very short notice. His skill and proficiency in a variety of musical styles makes Matthew a great choice for any special event and a favorite among our customers."Weisingers Winery, Ashland, Oregon
We hired Matt for a couple industry events to play some live background music, and both times he impressed our guests with his guitar skills and talent. He's friendly, professional, and easy to work with. We enjoy his music and highly recommend him for corporate events.Visit Central Oregon, Sunriver, Oregon
"Working with Matt on Always... Patsy Cline was a joy! He is a wonderful musician and his professionalism speaks for itself! I look forward to working with him again in the near future."Livia Genise, Artistic Director, Camelot Theatre Company
"We hired Matt Gwinup to play at our wedding and we were very pleased with our choice! He is friendly, professional, and easy to work with. Matt showed up early to make sure that everything was in place for the wedding, and he came well prepared with lots of musical selections. We both agree that his music was a beautiful component of our wedding. Many of our guests gave us unsolicited positive comments about the ceremony music, and we would highly recommend Matt for other weddings."M. Munoz, Bend, Oregon
"We really enjoyed having Matt play at our wedding. He was happy to learn the songs we had chosen for our ceremony and they sounded great. Our guests enjoyed the music as much as we did and he was very professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend him!"M. Woodman, Bend, Oregon
“Toothpick Shaker was an excellent addition to our Bend wedding. Their broad array of songs to choose from meant they played something for everyone. The songs we asked them to learn sounded great and really helped us put a personal stamp on the evening. They were really easy to work with, very professional, and all around great guys!”Kristen Gemmells, Bend, Or
"Matt's knowledge and ease with a variety of music styles has made him a favorite entertainer during our special events in the gallery."Illahe Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
"I just want to take a few moments to thank you for your wonderful and well received performance at our grand opening event for Furnish Hope and Home! I confidently speak on behalf of our entire staff, team and I daresay everyone in attendance, for both of your performances! You are an amazing guitarist, you played so effortlessly and beautifully and we were truly blessed to hear you perform. It was perfect for our event! Thank you for hanging in there with all of our date changes, rearranging your schedule to accommodate us and for working with our team during this special event! We will surely recommend and hire you again! You are always welcome in our shop and we hope to see you and your family there from time to time!"Tammy Rorem, Bend, Or
“I hired Matthew for a memorial and I am so glad I did! Not only is Matthew incredibly talented, he is lovely to work with. Responsive and kind, he made the whole process really easy. If you're looking for a musician to make your event unforgettable, you've found him in Matthew!”Annie Yillik, Sunriver, Oregon,
“We had an amazing experience working with Matt for our wedding. He was professional and organized throughout the planning process, which was particularly helpful as we planned a destination wedding. His musical talents blew us and our guests away and he really helped us accomplish our goal of making our event a personal reflection of us. He went above and beyond to help us choose songs and the ones he learned at our request were just as good as ones he's been playing for years!”Kristen Gemmells,