IN TUNE: Matt Barker is the singer and guitarist for local band The Bucketseats.
IN TUNE: Matt Barker is the singer and guitarist for local band The Bucketseats. Christopher Chan GLAMALE

Muso Matt Barker is back after touring Tassie with his band

LOCAL muso Matt Barker is back in sunny Queensland after touring Tasmania.

The singer and guitarist for band The Bucketseats got into music as a teenager.

"I like the freedom to be creative and to express yourself," he said.

"It's a bit of therapy."

Matt, 28, is based in Bundaberg but is part of the Gladstone music community playing with Jack Blandford and the Epidemic Over boys.

The Bucketseats style is a blend of folk and blues and has songs available on iTunes.

For Matt, who is also studying education, music means adventure.

"Travelling around and touring is very rewarding."