In mid 2004 Matt received the Helpmann Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his wonderful performance starring as Jerry in the critically acclaimed Australian production of The Full Monty. In June 2003 Matt completed the Australian Tour of the rock musical Hair and received rave reviews and MO Award and Green Room Award nominations respectively for his portrayal of the central character Berger. In August 2003 Matt starred in the sold out season South Pacific for the Production Company at Melbourne’s State Theatre. The profile Matt is building amongst theatre audiences adds an extra level of excitement to his band performances. Matt Hetherington spent over 10 years learning his craft in pubs and clubs around Melbourne. From ‘94-‘96 he studied at the respected academy of performing arts in Perth (WAAPA) with the likes of Hugh Jackman and Lisa McCune. Over the past 5 years Matt has established himself as one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the country. His versatility as a performer enables him to cover a broad range of styles and cater for all ages. The one common theme for all his performances is his ability to touch the audience. Matt sees it as his task to ensure the audience leaves having had a great night. Be that an intimate audience or a large crowd. Some bands play the same songs gig after gig and seem to be going through the motions. Matt insists spontaneity and enthusiasm from his band and the results are stunning. No two shows are ever the same. Using the energy from the live audience enables Matt to craft a great feeling from the crowd. Many times calling guests from the audience to add to the spectacle. He weaves his magic to make them feel like stars in their own right. You are guaranteed a night of exceptional entertainment with Matt Hetherington and his band Beyond Belief. The band is flexible enough to convert from the standard 6 piece band to a large 10 piece band and beyond. Guest vocalists, extra horn players or even dancers can be added to the act to add to the visual spectacle. Matt’s guest vocalists are regarded as the best female vocalists in the country. The standard line up comprises: Vocals Keyboards & vocals Guitar & vocals Bass & vocals Drums