Welcome to mattcatt.com


I enjoy creating great events. From family celebrations to festivals via venues of all shapes and sizes, putting on shows is in my DNA and I have a range of skills to offer.


As a DJ: I'm best known for my 'Global' sound that mixes music from many genres, and have done countless gigs and live-streams. I play a range of sounds from all around, blending beats from chilled vibes through classic grooves to future tunes and beyond, mashing up the familiar with the unexpected and curating sets to suit all occasions.


When not behind the decks, I take on other jobs that need doing within an event and I try to be a flexible asset to any organisation I work with. You might also see me in the car-park or working box office, serving food and drink, keeping FOH tidy or backstage with the artists, versatility is key to managing events especially in a community setting.


Over the years I have developed a passion for carnival and community arts which is providing new opportunities to grow and develop ideas. My website shows a range of events based activities from clubs, concerts and festivals to community garden meet-ups and street parades as well as my own projects working with appropriate technology and assemblage. It's a glimpse into my world, I look forward to sharing more with you.

Community Activities

An increasing part of my development work is centred around improving quality of life within our community using permaculture and art. I cannot overstate the value of these areas for connecting us to nature and each other, and that's before we talk about the foods, fibres and medicines they produce. 

Our Space at the Vale is into it's second year of growing and there are already plans to expand around the building and join up with another project tapping into an adjacent brook to produce hydro-electric power for net zero events in the venue. I am committed to working in a sustainable way and helping others to reach net zero.

For more about this click here.

Coming Soon: Bee Network - Community Power 2024 Project Update.

TFGM Bee Network logo

Recent Events & Projects

Hydro - Community Power for net zero events

I have been working with the hydro team to generate kinetic power from the brook next to the venue. We will trickle charge the grid then draw out what we need for our events.

As well as cleaning up  the brook we are learning new skills, working with appropriate technology. We have already secured a grant to add solar power into the mix.

Rimmon's Interactive Waterplay

Initially built for the OurSpace rain garden, this project grew into a standalone sideshow for Vale events. Players had to channel as much water as needed to turn the wheel of tea spoons. Easy to play, difficult to master.

Using 80% upcycled parts, it presented a unique challenge that reflected our own experience of generating power from nature. It also allowed us to talk more generally about the hydrological cycle and how important it is in this area...

Our Space 2023

now working together as the
Good Earth Community

We have made great progress and are now developing other areas around the Vale Mill. the regular saturday meet-ups have been popular with local families.

In addition to this we provided an outreach project for Muddy Buddies at Mossley Youth Base.

Livestreaming on Twitch

2023 was all about relocating and for much of the year, my new home was uncertain. Subsequently I didn't get out and about as much to do festivals etc.

having the home studio, allowed me to livestream to twitch.tv and stay connected with the audience I built up over lockdown. Now I've moved and set up my new studio, i will be livestreaming again and using it as a way to network for future bookings. 

Magic Garden

It's great to be back.

Blue Dot 2022

Puppeteering at the Parade.

Kendal Calling 2022

Image cc. Global Grooves

Glastonbury 2022

Toad Hall - Green Futures Field

Cinerama-geddon

View from the booth

Small World Stage

Another memorable evening.

Gillery 

B'earthday Bash April 2022

Shindig 2022

SS Nautylicious

Hobo Stage

Fun is where you find it...

Street Carnival

with Global Grooves

Festival Fun

at Blue Dot 2019

For HIre: Sound System and digital decks.

What I can do for you

DJ and event host

P.A. & Livestream

Production Assistant

Venue and Artist liaison

Front of House / Box Office

Stewarding / Fire Safety / First Aid