Electronic Press Kit
- The alt-rock, blues blend of Matt Blais is quickly becoming a force in the Canadian scene. His debut record "Let It Out" (produced by Mark Howard) received indie airplay across the country. His self produced follow-up album "The Heartbeat" grew and cemented a loyal fanbase.
- Now, with new recordings awaiting release, Matt is looking to increase his profile and list of accomplishments.
- His work in the studio has led to collaborations with Sam Roberts, Cone (Sum 41) and Jimmy Bowskill and he was chosen as a winner of the "Great American Song Contest"
- With the tireless performance of his bombastic and unforgettable live show, it is no wonder why Blais is packing venues at home and on the road.
Today, emotional music seems to be an art form that has gone the way of an ancient cave drawing, it still exists, but you have to know where to look.
Above all else it is the mission of Matt Blais to make you FEEL something!
- From the moment Blais hit the stage at a young age, his list of accomplishments has continued to grow:
- In 2008, competing against hundreds of Canadian bands, Matt was selected as the winner of the monumental Big Rock Star Talent Grant thus launching his music into the hearts and minds of people across the country.
- Matt was chosen as a Big Rock UNTAPPED Artist, leading to the inclusion of his song “Beautiful Thing” on fifty thousand CDs distributed across Canada.
- Matt has been called one of the hardest working artists in the Canadian Indie Scene as he tours relentlessly, even to places as far off as Australia.
- He has shared the stage with such acts as Blue Rodeo, The Trews, The Strumbellas, Moist, Big Wreck, K-OS, Charlie Winston, The Great Bloomers, Garrett Mason and has headlined countless of his own shows.
- He has performed at many festivals such as the MusExpo, Canadian Music Week, Big Valley Jamboree and was included in several events for the 2008 and 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary. Blais has even performed for 12,000 on the Calgary Stampede Grandstand.
- His music has appeared in commercials and film and shows no signs of slowing down.
Take emotional, upbeat songs, add rocking guitars and a splash of harmonica, a good groove and powerful raspy vocals and you've got the Matt Blais sound that has defied genres and grasped hearts.