Matt is an acoustic guitar lover. Furthermore, the construction of each of his song actually begins with a thick and strong layer of it. He likes to put enough details in it so that the songs can be just as interesting to hear solo as they will be full band.
Having played in rock bands while he was a teenager, it's by discovering artists such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Ben Harper that the interest for the acoustic has grown for him. After a few years giving acoustic live performances of songs from these artists, he started writing his own music, creating an interesting blend from these influences.
It is from an association with solid musicians such as the drummer Francis Gaulin (Alain-Francois, Dir. Musicale Gala des Oliviers 2009...) and bassist Jeremi Roy (Marco Calliari, Gitans de Sarajevo, Frootfly...) that the songs took their full band flavour.
After the three songs demo "Appetizer" in 2006, Matt is invited to play the opening act for Nicolas Sarcevic (millencolin) at the Lambi in Montreal. Having enjoyed the performance, the independant label Freedumb Records produced the album "Main Dish", which came out in stores in april 2008 with Distribution Select.
A bit more than 50 performances followed the album, namely; 2 venues of the Vans Warped Tour, a small 6 dates tour in Portugal, Le Festival du Cochon de Ste-Perpetue, Musique en Vue in Cowansville and an opening act for David Usher permitted the band to develop the right fusion and experience with the songs to build a solid set.
It's with this baggage that the band is now entering a project of 4 E.P's (1 per season). They're aiming for a natural and human sound for a "kebab" of songs that will carry the listener through a variety of interesting grooves and melodies 'in sync' with the season they will represent.
TUNE IN NEXT TIME!