Montreal-based folk artist Matt Tomlinson will play a concert at Place des Arts in Montreal on January 22, 2016 as part of the “Week-Ends de la Chanson Québecor”, a new series that encourages and showcases emerging francophone folk music. The series is in collaboration with SACEF and is also part of Musicaction’s discovery series. The show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets cost $19.22 (plus tax) and are on-sale here.
About Matt Tomlinson
Matthew John Durwood Tomlinson has the look of a madman but is a pretty decent fellow. Raised in rural Ontario he moved to Montreal so long ago it is barely worth mentioning. However he did manage to fake his way into the hearts of strangers with his – often highly impressionistic – take on the French language. Having been accused of possessing a Latin soul, Tomlinson to this day insists that he is ‘spiritually Italian.’ Songs seem to hang around this ‘frustrated actor’, flooding his senses at all the wrong times. Having had stints as a screenwriter and film composer (Wal-Town, Roadsworth, Diversidad), Tomlinson set out on his first Canadian tour in 2011.
Singing on the train, recording drums in a loft in Winnipeg, mixing in a hotel in Hudson’s Bay… After 6 months on the road Tomlinson’s “cinematic indie folk” sound took flight. The self-produced Place To Stand was released in 2012.
“A bright and driving album that takes colors and sounds from around the country.”
With his feet back on the ground Tomlinson discovered an unlikely collaboration with co-author, Michael Dudemaine. The two put together a successful demo and that’s when Tomlinson decided to take the plunge and sing in the language of Moliere. 2014 saw the release of Ou Presque; a 4-track EP produced by Yves Desrosiers (Lhasa, Richards Desjardins). The launch was supported by a sold-out tour of the Gaspé with Tomlinson opening for Les Soeurs Boulay. In the spring of 2015 the full-length, Un été en hiver was released. Conceived on a beach and recorded in a snow-swept cabin, Un été en hiver is a contemporary folk album that at times verges on pop… Produced by ti-hawk (aka Tim Gowdy – Barr Brothers, Coral Egan) Un été en hiver balances humour with lyricism; sunny acoustic guitars with dark brooding keyboards. Delivered with an accent that is between worlds.
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