The World of

Walt 'n Matilda

Marty Kristian

Marty studied architecture at Melbourne University in the 60’s but dropped out to pursue a singing career in Australia. This eventually led him to work his passage to England.

He became a founder member of The New Seekers - a vocal harmony group who enjoyed enormous worldwide success in the early 70’s selling over 35 million records world wide. Their biggest hit was "I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony" which reached number 1 across the globe selling in excess of 7.5 million copies.

The New Seekers appeared in front of Her Majesty the Queen at The Royal Command Performance. They Represented the U.K. and came second by a narrow margin in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with their hit "Beg Steal Or Borrow".

The group toured the world and were regulars on Britain's Top of the Pops. In the UK they performed on all the variety shows of the day including the legendary Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special.

Picture of Marty with the late Queen Mother

Apart from being an accomplished song writer and performer Marty has also developed other artistic skills in sculpture and painting, being highly privileged to have personally shown the Queen Mother a series of his murals at the opening of the then new pediatric wing of Queen Charlotte's Hospital.

Picture of Marty Kristian

His long held secret passion has been his relationship with Walt ‘n Matilda, whom he has created and nurtured since his early days with the New Seekers.

Now it’s time for this delightful duo to step into the limelight.

Welcome… Walt ‘n Matilda …and friends.