Experience of Mat Gauthier
Started recording parodies at the age of 10 with guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Throughout the years, Mat has built versatility in his voice by recording these parodies without realizing that it would eventually be the key to developing his voice for impressions. Mat coordinated a concert in March of 2002 that consisted of singers and musicians, and decided to give the audience something very different from the norm, a singing variety act. The audience loved it so much that before he knew it he was getting calls from corporate events, parties, church’s, festivals…wherever there was a need for entertainment!! In 2004, Mat won the ‘Rising Star’ competition in the World Tribute Artist Championships. In 2005, he was chosen as one of the top two finalists at Canada’s Great Impressions Contest, sponsored by the Comedy Network. Mat currently resides in Sarnia, Ontario.
Performance Style of Mat Gauthier
Mat’s powerful 5 octave range allows him to cover genres of music from the 50’s to the music of today. His 5 octave range takes off a lot of the limits as to who he can imitate. It gives him an edge when he does impressions of females, like Edith Bunker. His range allows him to sing songs by Sinatra, Axl Rose, Andrea Bocelli, Sonny & Cher, Phantom of the Opera, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Perry…..and the list goes on.
Throughout the years, Mat has built versatility in his voice by recording these parodies without realizing that it would eventually be the key to developing his voice for impressions. Mat describes his show: “I approach my show as does a comedian. I take clips of popular songs, change the words to funny/awkward/silly everyday situations. Each clip can be from 10 seconds long to 2 minutes long. It is much like a comedic routine, but I am singing various artists, and the punch-line is in the song. All the wigs, costumes and props I put on, make an exhilarating show.”
Why hire Mat Gauthier?
One thing that Mat can say is that he has never done the same show twice. He always tries to condition his show to the general age group of the event. He is overwhelmed by the tremendous response from people when the shows are finished. People tell him that they laugh so hard they cry. Elderly people have told him that they haven’t laughed so much in 40 years. “When I hear people say that, I realize that laughter is simply not practised enough,” says Mat. And he says, “My show is rated “G”, so I can safely say that it is for all ages.”
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Community Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Comedy Shows.
How to book of Mat Gauthier
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