|Name||Hound Dog Swagger|
|Venue||Maria's Donkey Tapas Bar|
|Starts||Friday, 16 March 2018 @ 8:00pm|
|Finishes||Friday, 16 March 2018 @ 11:55pm|
|Genres||Acoustic, Bluegrass, Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Funk, Rock, Rock'n'Roll|
Previously known as Pup, Matt who is Hound Dog Swagger, cut his teeth in music at the age of thirteen playing Trombone in the Toowoomba (Qld, Australia) Municipal Band before changing to Guitar when he joined the local Toowoomba band "Jack Stack". He had a break from performing during his seven year enlistment in the Australian Army in which he saw Operational Service in Areas of Papua New Guinea and East Timor.
After discharging in 2002 he played in various local bands whilst moving from town to town.
However, it was when he moved to Mackay, (Qld, Australia) for the start of 2013 he started to get serious about music. Primarily a soloist, he also performs with bands and duos when the opportunity comes. in 2015, Pup wanted to focus on his own heavy, funky, blues style. Brisbanes Scorcher Fest is where he showcased his original work for the first time. It was also at this time when the Mackay band Moscato invited him on board as their Guitarist during the recording of their Ep, Adrift which is available on iTunes and Reverbnation.
2017 sees Pup all grown up and with a new name which he performs under. Hound Dog Swagger can be found in and around Mackay at various venue's either performing or participating/ hosting one of the various Open Mic Jam Sessions. Also available for session bookings and freelance / ad-hoc bookings.
Influences include Bryce Janey, Joe Cocker and CCR.
Hound Dog Swagger is hopeful of having his first EP released in the near future.
Described as having a Funky, Bluesy Swagger style of playing and a Grungy, Rock and Blues vocal. He puts a raw and energized twist on everything from CCR to Melissa Etheridge.