Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and guitarist Joe Matera will be performing in Shepparton as part of this year’s Shepparton Festival — By Design Hub on Friday, March 9.
Mr Matera grew up in the Goulburn Valley before he moved to Melbourne to pursue his music career full time in 2000.
‘‘I was born and bred in Kyabram and later lived in Mooroopna and Shepparton before I moved to Melbourne,’’ he said.
His last performance in Shepparton was in 1990 as the lead guitarist of band On The Prowl.
‘‘It has been 20 years since I last played in Shepparton. I am looking forward to it and hopefully catching up with some old familiar faces,’’ he said.
Recently Mr Matera supported ’70s tartan sensations, Bay City Rollers at two sold-out shows in Melbourne and has been touring around Europe with his album Then and Now.
Joe Matera will perform an acoustic set of his original music at 5/222 Maude St from noon to 2pm and will have CDs available for sale.