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Hotdogs and Cookies - Matt the Music Man
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Little Canadian Animal - Matt the Music Man
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The Pirates From Yarmouth - Matt the Music Man
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Let's Go to the Beach! - Matt the Music Man
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Twinkle Twinkle Black Sheep - Matt the Music Man
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Smiley Face - Matt the Music Man
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Pat the Platypus - Matt the Music Man
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I Make Music - Matt the Music Man
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Matt the Music Man is more than your typical man from Nova Scotia with a guitar. He's also possibly the only musician around with a pirate hat and a platypus for a sidekick! After writing and performing music for 20 years, Matt became inspired to write children's songs upon the arrival of his first child. Using humour to write about things he enjoyed seemed to strike a chord in young ears. Matt discovered the joys of performing for young children and getting them involved. 

 

Today, Matt has performed many educational shows across the Maritimes and beyond. Guitars, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, kazoo, and other instruments are played, and fun props such as costumes and puppets are used to interact and engage children. Through music and stories, Matt has also learned to teach children about the importance of music, self-confidence and respect.

 

Two all-original albums have been released by Matt titled, "Everyday Superheroes" (2017) and "Songs For Kids Age 1 to 101" (2014). The albums feature children singers and other locally known musicians such as Heather Kelday, Darrin Harvey and Rick Spinney from the Spinney Brothers. Songs such as “Fat Cat”, “Pat the Platypus”, “The Pirates from Yarmouth”, “The Solar System”, “Everyday Superheroes” and “Little Canadian Animal” among many others have been hits with both children and parents! Matt makes a point to not downplay his music lyrically or musically to children because he understands how smart children are! Both albums are musically diverse, humorous and educational.

 

The smiles, laughs and voices singing along are the rewards that drive Matt. It was through a fortunate stroke of serendipity that Matt became a children’s musician and now and he’s riding the wave!

 MUSIC VIDEO 

 BIO 

 ALBUMS 

Songs For Kids Age 1 to 101

(2014)

Everyday Superheroes

(2017)

 PAST SHOWS 

Mar 14, 2018: Cole Harbour Library, Cole Harbour, NS

Mar 14, 2018: Halifax Central Library, Halifax NS

Mar 13, 2018: West Hants Family Resource Centre, Windsor, NS

Mar 11, 2018: Private Event, Kentville, NS

Feb 28, 2018: Sycamore Lane Elem, Lower Sackville, NS

 

Feb 18, 2018: Private Event, Lower Sackville, NS

 

Dec 02, 2017:  Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elem, Shag Harbour, NS

 

Nov 29, 2017:  Port Williams Elem: After School Program, Port Williams, NS

 

Nov 05, 2017:  Everyday Superheroes CD Release Party! Hosted by K-Rock's Darrin Harvey, Featuring Heather Kelday, Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas, NS

 

Sep 30, 2017:  Glooscap Elem, Canning, NS

Sep 20, 2017:  Stanley Fair Day #2, Stanley, NB

Sep 19, 2017:  Stanley Fair Day #1, Stanley, NB

Aug 26, 2017:  Private Event, Coldbrook, NS

Aug 13, 2017:  Upper Clements Park, Annapolis Royal, NS

 

Aug 13, 2017:  Upper Clements Park Show #2, Annapolis Royal, NS

 

Aug 03, 2017:  Musquodoboit Valley Library, Middle Musquodoboit, NS

 

Jul 16, 2017:  United Tapestry Fundraiser, Harbourville, NS

Jul 15, 2017:  Heart of the Valley Festival, Middleton, NS

Jul 05, 2017:  Arts in the Park, Whitehorse, YUKON

Jun 23, 2017:  Berwick & District School, Berwick, NS

Jun 07, 2017:  ABC Nursery School, Coldbrook, NS

 

Jun 02, 2017:  Coldbrook & District Elementary, Coldbrook, NS

 

Jun 01, 2017:  Coldbrook & District Elem. Spring Fling, Coldbrook, NS

 

May 03, 2017:  Port Williams Elem After School Program, Port Williams, NS

 

Apr 20, 2017:  Sackville Heights Elementary, Middle Sackville, NS

 

Apr 09, 2017:  Charlotte St. Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB

 

Mar 19, 2017:  Cotton Tale Cafe + Play, New Minas, NS

 

Dec 03, 2016:  Town Of Middleton, Middleton, NS

 

Sep 11, 2016:  Teddy Bear Picnic, Middleton, NS

 

Aug 21, 2016:  Stanley Fair, Stanley, NB

 

Aug 20, 2016:  Stanley Fair Day #2, Stanley, NB

 

Jul 29, 2016:  Middleton Centennial Park, Middleton, NS

 

Jul 23, 2016:  Western Kings Arena, Kingston, NS

 

Jul 16, 2016:  Heart Of The Valley Festival, Middleton, NS

 

Jul 10, 2016:  Upper Clements Park, Annapolis Royal, NS

 

Jul 10, 2016:  Upper Clements Park Show #2, Annapolis Royal, NS

 

Jun 10, 2016:  Coldbrook School, Coldbrook, NS

 

Jun 10, 2016:  Coldbrook School Show #2, Coldbrook, NS

 

Apr 17, 2016:  Cotton Tale Cafe + Play, New Minas, NS

 

Feb 02, 2016:  Windsor Daycare, Windsor, NS

 

Jan 27, 2016:  Kings County Family Resource Centre, Kentville, NS

 

Jan 05, 2016:  New Minas Elem, New Minas, NS

 

Dec 13, 2015:  Cotton Tale Cafe + Play, New Minas, NS

 

Nov 19, 2015:  Dwight Ross Elementary, Greenwood, NS

 

Oct 31, 2015:  Halifax Forum Outgrow Outplay Kids Event, Halifax, NS

 

Sep 20, 2015:  Teddy Bear Picnic, Middleton, NS

 

Aug 16, 2015:  Stanley Fair Day #2, Stanley, NB

 

Aug 15, 2015:  Stanley Fair Day #1, Stanley, NB

 

Jul 18, 2015:  Private Event, Halifax, NS

May 30, 2015:  Louis Millet Centre, New Minas, NS

 

Apr 16, 2015:  Cumberland North Academy, Brookdale, NS

 

Apr 16, 2015:  Northport Elementary, Northport, NS

 

Mar 26, 2015:  Aldershot Elementary, Kentville, NS

 

Mar 13, 2015:  Harbourside Elementary, Sydney, NS

 

Mar 13, 2015:  Cusack Elementary, Sydney, NS

 

Mar 11, 2015:  Donkin Gowrie Complex, Donkin, NS

 

Mar 11, 2015:  St. Anne's Elementary, Glace Bay, NS

 

Mar 10, 2015:  Jubilee Elementary, Sydney, NS

 

Mar 09, 2015:  Whycocomagh Education Centre, Whycocomagh,NS

 

Mar 03, 2015:  Evelyn Richardson Mem. Elementary, Shag Harbour, NS

 

Mar 02, 2015:  Forest Ridge Academy, Barrington, NS

 

Mar 02, 2015:  Clark's Harbour Elem, Clark's Harbour, NS

Feb 21, 2015:  Private Event, Halifax, NS

 

Dec 19, 2014:  Berwick & Dist. School (Christmas Show), Berwick, NS

 

Dec 06, 2014:  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS

 

Nov 23, 2014:  Louis Millet Community Complex - CD RELEASE, New Minas, NS

 

Nov 22, 2014:  Al Whittle Theatre (MC at Heather Kelday CD Release), Wolfville, NS

 

Apr 12, 2014:  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS

 

Nov 20, 2013:  Forest Ridge Academy, Barrington, NS

 

Nov 20, 2013:  Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary, Shag Harbour, NS

Oct 04, 2013:  Teddy Bear Picnic, Middleton, NS

Sep 07, 2013:  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS

 

Feb 04, 2012:  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS

 

Oct 01, 2011:  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS

 

 PHOTOS 

 REVIEWS 

The Grapevine, March 8, 2018

Matt the Music Man
By Mike Butler

A few months ago I hosted the Night Kitchen event and Matt The Music Man was performing. He was a complete delight to watch and listen to. Matt was kind enough to give me a copy of his new album “Everyday Superheroes,” a wonderful collection of quirky, delightful songs aimed at younger listeners. I encourage any of you with young kids to run out and pick up a copy. Very reminiscent of the Fred Penner, Sharon, Lois & Bram, and Raffi era I grew up in, Matt has taken all the musical styles he loves and created a fun, educational, and whimsical musical ride for kids of all ages. And with local guest musicians like Darrin Harvey, Heather Kelday, and Rick Spinney, you can’t go wrong!

Matt says his love of music has always been there: “it’s one of those things that was ingrained in me because my parents encouraged it and my father played guitar at home. I grew up on the Beatles and the Beach Boys, which morphed into a love of 90’s rock like The Tragically Hip, which got me songwriting. When I had my own kids it made me remember my love for the old kids entertainers of my childhood so it made sense to explore that genre.”

And if the CD isn’t enough and you want to see Matt in action in front of an audience, read his full bio, or watch some videos, check out his website for upcoming show dates and more at Mattmusic.ca

Source:

http://grapevinepublishing.ca/5445/matt-the-music-man

Matt the Music Man: Songs for Kids Age 1 to 101 Album Review:

Valley Family Fun,

December 03, 2014,

by Laura Churchill Duke

In three words: I love it!

 

This is a fantastically fun CD for kids and adults. The songs are very catchy with easy, memorable lyrics – especially for kids. One afternoon, I overheard my 8 year old singing the song Fat Cat which has quickly become our favourite.

 

The lyrics are clever and don’t downplay to children. Children can learn about things such as the solar system, why it’s important to read and even about platypuses! The Twinkle Twinkle Black Sheep song is extremely clever and unique and very fun to dance to!

 

I would equate Matt the Music Man to Raffi. It’s a CD even adults won’t grow tired of listening to because the music is fun and encompasses many different styles.

 

If you are looking for something new to add to your music collection, would like to support local musicians, or need a Christmas gift for someone, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Matt the Music Man’s children’s CD. Put a smile on everyone’s face. You won’t be disappointed! 

Source:

http://valleyfamilyfun.ca/matt-the-music-man/

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