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Matt Tilley
Born March 4, 1969 (1969-03-04) (age 40)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Radio presenter
Spouse(s) Suzie Tilley
Children 3

Matthew "Matt" "Old Mate" Vernon Thompson Tilley[1] (born March 4, 1969)[2] is an Australian radio personality and comedian who was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a presenter on the Melbourne radio station FOX FM where he has worked for the past sixteen years.[3]

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Biography

Tilley was raised in the Melbourne suburbs of Aspendale and Mt. Eliza. He completed his secondary school education in 1986 at The Peninsula School in Mount Eliza. He completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Monash University, taking 11 years to complete the degree.[4] He began stand-up comedy in 1987. He has three children; Grace, Jack and Oscar with wife Suzie.[5]

Work

  • FOX FM Morning Crew[6]
  • FOX FM Vernon All Request[6]
  • FOX FM Hedgeburners[6]
  • FOX FM Tramspotters 1997/ Tracey & Matt in the Morning 1998 – 2003[7]
  • FOX FM Matt & Jo Show (Formerly Matt, Jo and Beno Show) 2004 – current[8]
  • Seven Network The Chat Room 2003[7]
  • Nine Network The Great Chase 2000[9]
  • Ten Network The Fugitive 2000[9]

He has also been featured as a performer on the Network Ten series Thank God You're Here and most recently co-hosted the failed Nine Network show Surprise Surprise Gotcha.

"Gotcha" Calls

In early 2005, The Matt and Jo Show introduced a new segment which aired at 7:50am titled "Matt Tilley's Gotcha Calls". The segment features Tilley receiving an e-mail from a listener suggesting to him a person they know to prank phone call.

Gotcha Call album releases

Fox FM in association with Michael Gudinsky released compilation albums of Tilley’s gotcha calls. The album was also nominated for the Best Comedy Release award at the 2006 ARIA Awards.[10]

The Gotcha Calls continued throughout 2006 and eventually spawned a two disc CD sequel of his Cereal Pest album which was released a year later on October 21, 2006

A third double CD Gotcha Call album, titled Three's a Crowd, was released on November 10, 2007.

Charitable Work

The sales of Tilley's 2006 and 2007 albums raised a total of $366,000; $160,000 for the Mercy Hospital, Heidleberg and $206,600 for the Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton. Proceeds of the third album went to community groups.

An avid runner, in September 2006, Tilley ran continuously on a treadmill for the duration of the Matt and Jo show. Soliciting per kilometre sponsorship for the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria, he raised $41,000.[11]

In 2008 Tilley sought sponsorship for a run from the new FOX studios in Clarendon St South Melbourne to Frankston, raising $91,500 for P.A.N.D.A. (the Post and Antenatal Depression Association)[12][13]

He was inducted into the Monash University Golden Key Society in 2007 for his charitable efforts.

Discography

Cover Album Info
Matt Tilley - Cereal Pest.PNG Cereal Pest: The Gotcha Calls
Matt Tilley - Cereal Pest 2.png Cereal Pest: Gotcha Calls - The Double Album
Matt Tilley - Cereal Pest 3.png Cereal Pest: Gotcha Calls - Three's a Crowd

External links

References

  1. ^ Femail.com.au. "Femail - Matt Tilley". http://www.femail.com.au/matttilley.htm. Retrieved 2006-11-07.  
  2. ^ Reach Out. "Reach Out - Matt Tilley". http://www.reachout.com.au/default.asp?ti=408. Retrieved 2006-11-07.  
  3. ^ "my family album". Sunday Herald Sun (HWT Limited): p. 100. 2006-07-09.   "...Fox FM breakfast radio co-host with Matt Tilley."
  4. ^ Matt and Jo Show
  5. ^ Destramusic Website
  6. ^ a b c Entertain OZ
  7. ^ a b ICMI
  8. ^ Matt and Jo Show Homepage
  9. ^ a b Blueworld Speakers
  10. ^ a b Herald Sun. "ARIA nominations". http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,20410130-5006024,00.html. Retrieved 2006-09-14.  
  11. ^ MI Fellowship Annual Report
  12. ^ PANDA Website
  13. ^ Fox to Frankston
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