“Man, this album is packed with easy-on-the-ears, hook-filled tunes. A rare talent, indeed!”

Mark Rheaume
CBC Radio

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Matt Zaddy is the kind of songwriter you feel you have known your whole life.

His honest and personal lyrics recall the best and worst times, and how we move forward to be the people we are today. His debut release, the Perfect Moments EP showcases his personal journey of rediscovery through music.

When asked what we can expect on the album, Matt explained, “This record is 5 very different songs that tell a similar tale: where I’ve been, where I’m going, and the road along the way. I think it’s something we can all relate to.” The ‘Perfect Moments’ EP was released in November 2015 and features a blend of folk, rhythm & blues, and rock & roll. The story telling nature of Matt’s writing really makes you feel like you were there for the journey.

Stay tuned for Matt performing across Ontario in support of this release, along with a series of original and cover videos to be released in the coming months.

Matt Zaddy is no stranger to hard work in the music industry. Having cut his teeth in the Canadian music scene in the mid 2000’s as the band leader for progressive metal act Starring Janet Leigh, also known as SJL (Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records), he has toured Canada and the US extensively and in support of 3 EPS and 1 full length record.

Following his work with Starring Janet Leigh, Matt took some time to really reflect on where he wished to go musically after working relentlessly with SJL for 10 years. “I took the time to really think about where I wanted to go musically, and all these songs just started flowing out of me. It turns out that my acoustic guitar and I were like old friends getting reacquainted, sharing the good times and the bad.” Best described as a mix of folk, rhythm & blues, and pop rock, Matt’s music recalls tales on the road, the trial of being an independent musician, and finding purpose in life. He began performing regularly in the GTA as a solo artist, performing originals and covers. “I wanted to get back out there and really experience where I wanted to go, and the only way to do that was to try anything and everything.”

Matt’s efforts paid off as a host of a series of open mic/jam nights in the GTA, which attract hundreds of people each week. Working closely with the local independent music community and the Arts Council in his home town of Mississauga, Matt built a reputation as an innovative songwriter and performer, and is regarded as one of the hardest working musicians in his home town.

To quote his lyrics, “The Road I’ve traveled on is long and hard and worth it, because I’m still here with you tonight.”

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More Reviews & Interviews!

A wonderful July to you all! I’ve been fortunate to get some additional press in the last few months, have a read!

Modern Mississauga Magazine
Modern Music: ‘Perfect Moments’ by Matt Zaddy
– an in-depth track by track review of the Perfect Moments EP

TC Helicon Music on Mobile
Matt Zaddy Voices from the Vault CMW 2016
– a Q&A in anticipation of Matt Zaddy’s Canadian Music Week 2016 performance

Canada’s Music
Perfect Moments – An Interview and EP Review with Matt Zaddy
– a Q&A and review

Enjoy!

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Zaddy in the Mississauga News

Thanks to the Mississauga News for this fantastic article on my upcoming release the “Perfect Moments” EP! Click HERE to see the article! #Mississauga

Posted by Matt Zaddy on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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CD Release Party

Matt Zaddy CD Release Partywith Special guests: Tomahawk Love, Joel Martin, Hey PozziSat. Nov. 7th, 2015 | Doors:…

Posted by Matt Zaddy on Sunday, October 25, 2015

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27 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub free
28 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill free
01 Oct 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Canadian Coptic Centre Canadian Coptic Centre free
02 Oct 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Cameron House Cameron House
15 Oct 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub free
22 Oct 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub free
28 Oct 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club free
25 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club free
23 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club free
01 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy Milton, ON ( CAN ) Milton Baptist Church Milton Baptist Church

Past Shows

26 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Casa Loma Casa Loma
25 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Goldie Mill and Guelph Youth Music Centre Goldie Mill and Guelph Youth Music Centre
24 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
23 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Caledon - Private Performance, ON ( CAN ) Private Performance Private Performance
23 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
09 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
06 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
01 Sep 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
31 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
30 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
27 Aug 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
26 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
26 Aug 2016 Heather Christine w/ special guest guitarist Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Thai House Cuisine Campbellville Thai House Cuisine Campbellville
25 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Clarkson Fionn MacCool's Clarkson
23 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
22 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) The Smiling Buddha The Smiling Buddha
19 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
19 Aug 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Heartland (Mississauga) Fionn MacCool's Heartland (Mississauga)
16 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
13 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Fork York - Garrison Grounds Fork York - Garrison Grounds
12 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Clarkson Fionn MacCool's Clarkson
09 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
06 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
05 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Marco Polo Restobar Marco Polo Restobar
05 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
04 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
02 Aug 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
27 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
26 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
23 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
23 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) East Mississauga Community Health Centre East Mississauga Community Health Centre
23 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAN ) Oakville Golf Club Oakville Golf Club
22 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
22 Jul 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
19 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
16 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Thai House Cuisine Campbellville Thai House Cuisine Campbellville
15 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Marco Polo Restobar Marco Polo Restobar
12 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
10 Jul 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) w/ guest drummer Joash Paul Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Port Credit Lighthouse Port Credit Lighthouse
09 Jul 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) w/ guest drummer Joash Paul Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Port Credit Lighthouse Port Credit Lighthouse
09 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
08 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Islington Golf Club Islington Golf Club
07 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
05 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
02 Jul 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
01 Jul 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) w/ guest drummer Joash Paul Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
01 Jul 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
30 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
29 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
28 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
24 Jun 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Benares Historic House Benares Historic House
22 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
21 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
18 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAN ) Nino's Authentic Italian Restaurant Nino's Authentic Italian Restaurant
16 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAN ) St. Louis Bar & Grill St. Louis Bar & Grill
15 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
14 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
11 Jun 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
10 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
08 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
07 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
05 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Memorial Park, Vic Johnston Community Centre Memorial Park, Vic Johnston Community Centre
04 Jun 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Brissenden) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Clarke Hall Clarke Hall
03 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
02 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
01 Jun 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
31 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
28 May 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
26 May 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co. Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co.
25 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
24 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
19 May 2016 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Brissenden) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Mississauga Convention Centre Mississauga Convention Centre
18 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
17 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
12 May 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Heartland (Mississauga) Fionn MacCool's Heartland (Mississauga)
11 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
10 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
08 May 2016 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Canadian Music Week Showcase - The Vault at One King West Canadian Music Week Showcase - The Vault at One King West
05 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
04 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
03 May 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
30 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Thai House Cuisine Campbellville Thai House Cuisine Campbellville
28 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co. Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co.
27 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
26 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
23 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Shakey's Sports Pub Shakey's Sports Pub
20 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
19 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
15 Apr 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
14 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co. Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co.
13 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
12 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
08 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy duo Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
07 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
06 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnum's Bar & Grill Magnum's Bar & Grill
05 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
04 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Boston Pizza Square One Boston Pizza Square One
01 Apr 2016 Matt Zaddy Windsor, ON ( CAN ) Phog Lounge Phog Lounge

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