Matthew Doyle

Matthew Doyle solo didgeridoo

Matthew Doyle is a professional musician (Didgeridoo player, singer, and composer) dancer, choreographer and teacher.  He is descendant of the Muruwari Aboriginal nation from northwest NSW and is also of Irish heritage.

Matthew joined the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) in 1985, where he completed an Associate Diploma in dance.  He then freelanced as a dancer and didgeridoo player, teaching and performing in schools, universities and various arts and cultural festivals. Matthew danced with the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (ADIT) Company from 1991 to 1993, touring nationally and internationally and was the Artist in Residence for the Department of School Education in Sydney.

Matthew formed his own company Wuruniri Music & Dance which is made up of a group of professional musicians and dancers presenting traditional and contemporary performances.  Matthew has composed original music for TV and Video documentaries. 

Artist's he has and continues to work with include Bangarra Dance Theatre, Michael Atherton, Coloured Stone, Tony Lewis, Riley Lee, Synergy, Taikoz, Colin Offord and Dale Barlow. He has recorded 4 albums of his own and appears on many others.

Some highlights of Matthew’s performing career include:
• The Closing Ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
• Playing a piece by Australian composer Ross Edwards ‘dawn mantras’ on top of the sails of the Sydney Opera House for the worldwide millennium broadcast - ABC TV
• Choreographing part of the indigenous section of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2000 Olympics
• Playing with Riley Lee (Shakuhachi) and Kim Duk Soo Samul Nori in Seoul Korea for the Opening Ceremony Rugby World Cup Sydney 2003
• Playing in Athens, Greece with international group of musicians and singers for the Olympic Games cultural Olympiad
• Playing at the 2006 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan

Matthew and the Wuruniri group have performed for many of the elite functions in Sydney and nationally, such as the National Sorry Day, the APEC conference in 2007, the Pope’s visit and were involved in the World Youth Day Celebrations in 2009.  Matthew can also be heard on the soundtrack of the Baz Luhrmann movie ‘Australia’.

T: 02 9987 4344  
Legal   |   Privacy Policy   |   Site Map
Copyright © 2013 Prideaux Enetertainment Solutions. All rights reserved.