“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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24 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) St. Louis Bar & Grill St. Louis Bar & Grill
24 Jun 2017 From Far & Wide Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Brampton Baptist Church Brampton Baptist Church
23 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
22 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Brampton Fionn MacCool's Brampton
20 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
17 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Private Performance Private Performance
15 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Brampton Fionn MacCool's Brampton
13 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
09 Jun 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
08 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) The Boat The Boat
06 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
03 Jun 2017 From Far & Wide Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Memorial Park - Bread & Honey Festival Memorial Park - Bread & Honey Festival
03 Jun 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
02 Jun 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
01 Jun 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
31 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
30 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
28 May 2017 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Streetsville Legion Streetsville Legion
27 May 2017 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Streetsville Legion Streetsville Legion
25 May 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
23 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
16 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
12 May 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
11 May 2017 Matt Zaddy Richmond Hill, ON ( CAN ) Fraticelli's Italian Grill & Bar Fraticelli's Italian Grill & Bar
11 May 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Marco Polo Restobar Marco Polo Restobar
09 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
06 May 2017 Matt Zaddy Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) Barber Towne Pub Barber Towne Pub
05 May 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
04 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
02 May 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
29 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Thai House Cuisine Campbellville Thai House Cuisine Campbellville
28 Apr 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
26 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
25 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
22 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) St. Louis Bar & Grill St. Louis Bar & Grill
21 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) The Spoke Club (Private Event) The Spoke Club (Private Event)
18 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
11 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
07 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
07 Apr 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
06 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
04 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
01 Apr 2017 Matt Zaddy Milton, ON ( CAN ) Milton Legion Milton Legion
31 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
30 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Brampton Fionn MacCool's Brampton
29 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
28 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Abbot Pub Abbot Pub
25 Mar 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Biermarkt Don Mills Biermarkt Don Mills
24 Mar 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
23 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Marco Polo Restobar Marco Polo Restobar
21 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
18 Mar 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
17 Mar 2017 ZADDY PADDY (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
17 Mar 2017 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA) Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA)
17 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
14 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
11 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) St. Louis Bar & Grill St. Louis Bar & Grill
10 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
07 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
04 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAN ) Towne Square Towne Square
02 Mar 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
28 Feb 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Feb 2017 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Junction Art Crossing Junction Art Crossing
24 Feb 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
23 Feb 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Marco Polo Restobar Marco Polo Restobar
22 Feb 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
21 Feb 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
31 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
24 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
20 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
20 Jan 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
19 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy Richmond Hill, ON ( CAN ) Fraticelli's Italian Grill & Bar Fraticelli's Italian Grill & Bar
17 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
14 Jan 2017 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Toronto, ON ( CAN ) Biermarkt Don Mills Biermarkt Don Mills
10 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
05 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
03 Jan 2017 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
23 Dec 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
23 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
22 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Clarkson Fionn MacCool's Clarkson
16 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine Guelph, ON ( CAN ) Private Event Private Event
13 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
11 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Portico Community Church Portico Community Church
10 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Portico Community Church Portico Community Church
09 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Portico Community Church Portico Community Church
06 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
04 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy Ajax, ON ( CAN ) Private Event Private Event
03 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Port Credit Lighthouse Port Credit Lighthouse
01 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
01 Dec 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
30 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Brampton, ON ( CAN ) Magnums Bar & Grill Magnums Bar & Grill
29 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
26 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAN ) Thai House Cuisine Campbellville Thai House Cuisine Campbellville
25 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
24 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Fionn MacCool's Clarkson Fionn MacCool's Clarkson
22 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
19 Nov 2016 Matt Zaddy Mississauga - Private event, ON ( CAN ) Private Performance Private Performance
18 Nov 2016 The Infringements (Matt Zaddy Trio) Georgetown, ON ( CAN ) St. George Pub St. George Pub

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