First original show of 2021!

Hey all! I hope you are all doing well.  It’s spring, and I gotta say I’m feeling good.  The last few months have been….difficult, but there’s a good feeling in the air.  Things are getting better.  And I realized I have not played an original show in some time.  That being said, it’s about time!
Join me Fri. May 21st at 8pm EDT for my first original show of 2021! Private show on zoom to celebrate my birthday, and to share some music and love. #FolkRock, #rhythmandblues, my tunes and some favourites 🙂 a great way to start off the long weekend!
Special guest appearance by Heather Christine & #TootstheCat! Hope you can make it!
Suggested donation of $10.00, but you are welcome to donate more if you wish!

Paddy’s Day celebrations!

Hello everyone! Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I will be a part of 2  #PaddysDay related performances, we hope you tune in!

  1. March 17th at 7pm – Celtic Roots: A Celebration of Irish & Celtic Music
    Presented by Nurse Next Door Mississauga

    Facebook Event link:

    Now in its 5th year of production, we’ve had 7 performers film in 6 different locations to make the best possible virtual St. Patrick’s Day show out there! Huge thanks to our many sponsors: Nurse Next Door Mississauga, Love This House, Century Audio Visual, SpeedPro Sign Shop, the Mississauga Arts Council, and CCAI (Canadian Community Arts Initiative).

  2. March 18th at 8pm – Live From the Rose: River North with Special Guest Mark KelsoFacebook Invite:
    Free Tickets available HERE:

    This show will be broadcast privately so RESERVE YOUR TICKETS!!

Wishing you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day, we hope you enjoy the shows!


2020 – A Year in Review

2020…wow.  Not what any of us were expecting.  I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here so I wanted to say I hope you are all well, and have adjusted to this new way of doing things.  You can find a big detailed post I did about my 2020 HERE.

Here are some of the things we were able to accomplish in lock-down.  We do hope you enjoy checking out any of them you might have missed.

Weekly #TogetherAtHome #OpenMic events.  Visit the Matt Zaddy Facebook Page for past episodes.

Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making
Heather Christine and I performed with Arlene Paculan a rendition of Nobody Does it Better for Hazel McCallion’s 100th Birthday Celebration.  You can watch just our performance HERE.

River North Christmas Special sponsored by Nurse Next Door Mississauga.  Skip to the 09:30 mark to where the show starts.

Sauga Music Now
A 3 band show with The Messaround, One in the Chamber, & Matt Zaddy with a full band.  This was my ownly full band show since the pandemic.  Watch just our performance HERE.

Interview & Performance on The Tom & Rick Show

Mississauga Music Awards 2020 where I received Album of the Year for Be.  Watch my specific award presentation HERE.

Video Release for This Too Shall Pass, the first original single from River North (duo with Heather Christine)

Guitar Shop Canada with Matt Zaddy YouTube Series:
1. 10 Tips for Making Better Music Videos from your Phone
2. Phone Music Video Setup Tutorial
3. Music Practice Tips to Save You Time
4. Fabulous Four Chord Progressions

There are a bunch of other things we did during the year, but these came to mind as the best.  I hope you enjoy, more things are in the works.

Wishing you all the very best my friends, stay safe and I hope to see you soon…in person!


My New Album #BE is OUT NOW on all platforms!

I’m very happy to report my new album #BE is available now on all platforms!  Click this link to check it out:

We celebrated the album release on November 03, 2019 in Toronto at a beautiful venue called 3030, and I’m happy to say it was a big success! Packed house, we played well, and everyone had a wonderful time

I truly hope you enjoy the new album as much as I do, thanks again to everyone who has checked it out and made the album launch such a success!

Coming soon: new web store, videos, tour dates, you name it! Stay tuned!

New Single ‘Busy’ OUT NOW!

I’m very excited to announce my new single BUSY is available NOW on all platforms!  Click this link to listen to the song on your favourite streaming sites:

If you dig the tune be sure to share it on all your social and tell your friends!  Every little bit helps!

This is the first single off my new album Be due out on 01 November 2019.  More details on the album, along with a bunch of other stuff very soon!  Can’t wait to share more news with you guys!

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:

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

Friday June 16, 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 and on Twitter @FarAndWide150


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