“...a provocative, endlessly harmonious effort ...one of the better independent albums I’ve listened to in the last six months." - www.musicexistence.com
With a sound that seamlessly blends folk-rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. A storyteller at heart, Matt’s music speaks to the soul, with tales of life, love, hardship, and redemption. As someone who has shared stages with a diverse array of artists including K’Naan, pop star Francesco Yates, CanRock legends Tom Cochrane and Jim Cuddy, The Trews and Cowboy Junkies, Matt Zaddy’s intention is to connect with as many listeners as possible, regardless of any genre restrictions. Matt's music certainly possesses everything to achieve that goal in a big way, and to place Matt Zaddy squarely in the conversation about Canada’s most promising singer/songwriters.
Matt released his new single What Comes Around on June 27th, 2023 as a follow up his award winning 2019 album Be. #WhatComesAround is a song about the struggle to do what you love, with hope on the horizon. The song has received radio play in seven (7) countries, has 55,000+ views on YouTube, and has over 26,000 Spotify streams and has been added 265+ playlist adds.
Awards: 2021 – Winner – Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY Award) – Established Solo Vocalist 2020 - Winner - Mississauga Music Award - Album of the Year 2019 - Winner - Mississauga Music Award - Best Promoter (for my community event series) 2017 - Winner - Mississauga Music Awards - Best Acoustic Artist 2016 - Winner - Mosaic Music Festival Award - Excellence in Art Co-writer of We are the North, Mississauga's official song for the #Canada150 celebrations
Tour Highlights: TD Songs of Summer Festival w/ 5440 & Whitehorse (2018), The Trews (2017) Soundbites Music Festival w/ Tom Cochrane, Francesco Yates Canada Day Celebrations w/ K'Naan - Celebration Square Indie Week & Canadian Music Week - Toronto (2017-2019) Casa Loma w/ Jim Cuddy trio National touring across Canada w/ CBC coverage & interviews
Some fun Matt Zaddy Facts (Visit the Contact Page to connect): - performs regularly for private functions, corporate events, weddings, etc. Email for more info - Music educator in 7 disciplines: guitar, piano, voice, ukulele, bass, theory, songwriting - long time vegan / active member of VegTO (formerly Toronto Vegetarian Association) - cowriter of 'We Are The North' - Mississauga's official #Canada150 Song - Member of River North, a folk duo with Heather Christine, Matt's partner in life and music - former band leader of Starring Janet Leigh (Ironclad / Metal Blade), a tech death metal band