Matt Zaddy Newsletter

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

Mark Rheaume – CBC Music

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

His Blend of Folk Rock / & Rhythm & Blues tells his own story of life, love, hardship, and redemption.  His honest and personal lyrics make you feel like you were there for the journey.

Matt has been performing across Canada in support of his latest release, the Perfect Moments EP, to rave reviews.  His latest single Perfect Moments earned him coast to coast radio play on both CBC and commercial stations.  He has opened for such artists as: Jim Cuddy, Atlas Genius, Francesco Yates, and Tom Cochrane.  Matt has also appeared as a guest on CBC Radio in eastern Canada (PEI), and numerous Ontario television stations.

Matt will be releasing his debut full length album in 2018, with festival appearances and national touring in support of the release.  Visit www.mattzaddy.com for tour dates and more information.

2017 Highlights:

  • Performance Canada Day Celebrations at Mississauga Celebration Square w/ K’Naan
  • Co-writer of the song We Are The North, Mississauga’s official summer song for its #Canada150 Celebrations
  • National Touring in July 2017 in support of the single Perfect Moments, with interviews on CBC Radio in eastern Canada
  • National radio play of the single Perfect Moments on CBC & commercial radio
  • TD Songs of Summer Festival w/ The Trews (Oakville Jazz Festival)
  • Soundbites Music Festival: Mississauga Celebration Square w/ Tom Cochrane & Francesco Yates
  • Winner of the Mississauga Music Award for Best Acoustic Artist
  • Featured artist at the Borealis Songwriter Series – River Run Centre, Guelph

Some fun Matt Zaddy facts, accomplishments, and associations:

  • Vegan / active member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association
  • 2016 Winner of the Community Arts Award from the Canadian Community Arts Initiative / Mosaic South Asian Festival / Rock the Coliseum
  • 2017 Winner of the Mississauga Music Award for Best Acoustic Artist
  • Former band leader of Starring Janet Leigh, a Toronto based tech/progressive metal act (Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records
  • Hosts a series of community open mic / jam nights in his home town of Mississauga
  • Member of the Group From Far & Wide, a Mississauga based songwriting collective that wrote We Are The North, the official song of Mississauga’s #Canada150 Celebrations
  • Private Music Teacher: guitar, bass, piano, vocals – email info@mattzaddy.com for lesson inquiries
  • Member of The Infringements, a trio rock and roll/rhythm & blues cover band
  • Member of River North, a duo with Heather Christine, his partner in life & music
  • A highly sought after performer for private events: weddings, corporate functions, private parties, etc. email info@mattzaddy.com for more details

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Perfect Moments – Single

Matt Zaddy’s new single #PerfectMoments is now available online! Purchase the re-released title track from his latest record at:

Perfect Moments EP

Matt Zaddy’s new EP #PerfectMoments is now available online!

New Matt Zaddy track entered in CBC Searchlight 2018 Contest!

Matt Zaddy (me) has entered a new song in this year’s #CBC #Searchlight2018 competition! You can listen to my new track entitled BUSY at this link:

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight/4249

I would love you thoughts on the new song, and I would appreciate your votes as well! CBC let’s you vote once a day, so vote early and vote often!

Round 1 of the competition ends February 28, 2018 at 3pm, so if you can vote once daily it may help get me to round 2!

As a thank you to all my fans for their support, I’m going to release a bunch of previously unreleased videos so show my gratitude!  Thanks to all of you for the votes and support, and let me know what you think of the new song!

Matt Zaddy

We Are the North is the OFFICIAL Summer Anthem for Mississauga

MEDIA RELEASE:   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday June 16, 2017
“WE ARE THE NORTH” HAS BEEN DECLARED THE OFFICIAL SONG REPRESENTING MISSISSAUGA FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017

“We are the North, we are the Strong, we are Together and we are FREE”
MISSISSAUGA, ON – As of June 7th, the new track entitled, “We Are the North” has been named by Madame Mayor Crombie and the Mississauga Council as Mississauga’s Official song for Summer 2017.   Mississauga’s top emerging songwriters have come together to create a song celebrating the nation’s 150th Anniversary and beyond is a song about hope, unity and diversity, Canada’s greatest strengths.
We Are the North was penned by a new musical collective known as From Far & Wide. The group is comprised of award-winning musician and television personality Arlene Paculan, singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy, Hip Hop artist/producer THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS, and award-winning performer/arts specialist Heather Christine.
Here is what Mayor Bonnie Crombie said about the song, We Are the North:
“We were inspired to come together to write a song about what it is to be a Canadian in 2017,” explains Matt Zaddy. “We are proud to be Canadian because our differences bring us together as a people and they are a source of strength. All of the artists in From Far & Wide were raised in Mississauga, a community celebrated for acceptance, open-mindedness and respect for equality. There are so many different cultures around us and this celebration of diversity is what makes Mississauga a model city for the world. In a response to this challenging period in history, we decided to write a song which would clarify and re-emphasize what our generation feels. The lyrics say, ‘We are the North, we are the Strong, we are Together and we are FREE.’”
Click the above image or HERE to view the video for ‘We Are the North.’
Just recently, The Glimpse Team, made up of Grade 3 students, saw From Far & Wide’s video and they are so very impressed how it captures what they feel Canada is all about! The Glimpse Team put together a spotlight on the 4 pieces that came together to form From Far & Wide and they reflected on the lyrics of their new song.
Upcoming Performances
We Are the North” will be performed by From Far & Wide at a number of festivals leading up to Canada Day on July 1st, 2017. Upcoming performances include:

June 24th – Brampton – Filipino Fiesta 2017
June 30th – London – Sesquifest – Best of Ontario – 430pm
July 1st – Mississauga – Living Arts Centre – 245pm
July 1st – Mississsauga – Celebration Square – 420pm
July 13th – Mississauga – Celebration Square – MBOT Ribfest Lunch – 12pm
August 12th – Mississauga – Rock the Coliseum
We Are the North is now available for download digitally (Apple Music, Spotify etc.) before Canada Day. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mississauga Food Bank. Follow From Far & Wide on Facebook www.facebook.com/FromFarandWide and on Twitter @FarAndWide150

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MEDIA & BOOKINGS CONTACT:
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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!

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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Upcoming Shows

26 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
27 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy & The River North Kitchener, ON ( CAD ) Registry Theatre - Starlight Youth Festival Registry Theatre - Starlight Youth Festival
30 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
09 May 2019 Matt Zaddy & The River North Toronto, ON ( CAD ) Cameron House - CANAADIAN MUSIC WEEK Cameron House - CANAADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Past Shows

23 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
21 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAD ) Private Performance Private Performance
20 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Etobicoke, ON ( CAD ) Cineplex Queensway Cineplex Queensway
19 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
19 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Clarkson, ON ( CAD ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
18 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
16 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
09 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
07 Apr 2019 Heather Christine Toronto, ON ( CAD ) 120 Diner 120 Diner
06 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Erin Mills, ON ( CAD ) Abbey Road Abbey Road
05 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy Georgetown, ON ( CAD ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
04 Apr 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
30 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy Cambridge, ON ( CAD ) Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre
28 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy & The River North Richmond Hill, ON ( CAD ) Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
26 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
23 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy Guelph, ON ( CAD ) Retour Bistro Retour Bistro
22 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy Clarkson, ON ( CAD ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
21 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
19 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
17 Mar 2019 Zaddy the Paddy (Matt Zaddy & the Infringements) Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
16 Mar 2019 Zaddy the Paddy (Matt Zaddy & the Infringements) Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
16 Mar 2019 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
15 Mar 2019 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Port Credit, ON ( CAD ) Unitarian Church of Mississauga Unitarian Church of Mississauga
15 Mar 2019 Zaddy the Paddy (Matt Zaddy & the Infringements) Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
12 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
07 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
05 Mar 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
26 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
23 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Etobicoke, ON ( CAD ) Cineplex Queensway Cineplex Queensway
22 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Clarkson, ON ( CAD ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
21 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
19 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
15 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Port Credit, ON ( CAD ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
15 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Pump House Grille Co. Pump House Grille Co.
14 Feb 2019 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Don Mills, ON ( CAD ) Cineplex Don Mills Cineplex Don Mills
02 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Erin Mills, ON ( CAD ) Abbey Road Abbey Road
01 Feb 2019 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
29 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Clarkson, ON ( CAD ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
24 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
22 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
19 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Don Mills, ON ( CAD ) Cineplex Don Mills Cineplex Don Mills
18 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Port Credit, ON ( CAD ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
15 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
13 Jan 2019 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Mississauga City Hall Mississauga City Hall
12 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Georgetown, ON ( CAD ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
11 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Private Performance Private Performance
11 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
10 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
08 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
03 Jan 2019 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Private Performance Private Performance
31 Dec 2018 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Port Credit, ON ( CAD ) Pump House Grille Co. Pump House Grille Co.
29 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy Erin Mills, ON ( CAD ) Abbey Road Abbey Road
28 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy Clarkson, ON ( CAD ) Ontario Racquet Club Ontario Racquet Club
22 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy Port Credit, ON ( CAD ) Roc'N Doc's Roc'N Doc's
21 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy Brampton, ON ( CAD ) Gateway Terminal - Shoppers World Gateway Terminal - Shoppers World
21 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
18 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
11 Dec 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
27 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
25 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy Hamilton, ON ( CAD ) Collective Arts Brewing Collective Arts Brewing
24 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAD ) Cineplex Don Mills Cineplex Don Mills
23 Nov 2018 River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine) Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Streetsville Village Square Streetsville Village Square
20 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
16 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
15 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
13 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
07 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy & The River North Toronto, ON ( CAD ) The Joint The Joint
06 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
02 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy Georgetown, ON ( CAD ) Barber Towne Pub Barber Towne Pub
01 Nov 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
30 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
27 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Campbellville, ON ( CAD ) Thai House Campbellville Thai House Campbellville
23 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
20 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
19 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
18 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
16 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
13 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Erin Mills, ON ( CAD ) Abbey Road Abbey Road
12 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Trio London, ON ( CAD ) Old East 765 Old East 765
09 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( c ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
06 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Toronto, ON ( CAD ) Granite Brewery - Private Event Granite Brewery - Private Event
05 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Britannia Fionn MacCool's Britannia
04 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
02 Oct 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
29 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Folk Music Ontario 2018 Conference Folk Music Ontario 2018 Conference
29 Sep 2018 From Far & Wide Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Living Arts Centre Living Arts Centre
28 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy King City, ON ( CAD ) Kingbridge Centre - Private Event Kingbridge Centre - Private Event
25 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
22 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) St. George Pub St. George Pub
21 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Oakville, ON ( CAD ) Fionn MacCool's Oakville Fionn MacCool's Oakville
20 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Celebration Square Main Stage Celebration Square Main Stage
18 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAD ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
15 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Markham, ON ( CAD ) Skyview Fusion Cuisine - Private Event Skyview Fusion Cuisine - Private Event
13 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy & The River North St. Catharines, ON ( CAD ) FirstOntario PAC - Ontario Contact 2018 FirstOntario PAC - Ontario Contact 2018
11 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub
08 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy & The River North Toronto, ON ( CAD ) Round Stage @ Harbourfront Centre - Veg Food Fest 2018 Round Stage @ Harbourfront Centre - Veg Food Fest 2018
07 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy Etobicoke, ON ( CAD ) Islington Golf Club Islington Golf Club
06 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Mississauga, ON ( CAD ) Failte Irish Pub Failte Irish Pub
04 Sep 2018 Matt Zaddy - Open Mic Host Streetsville, ON ( CAN ) Cuchulainn's Irish Pub Cuchulainn's Irish Pub

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