Matt Blais

Aug 2018

“Singer/Songwriter of the Year” – Calgary Music Awards  2017

Powerful vocals, electrifying harmonica, and intense performances define Matt Blais. The rock’n’roll troubadour’s latest single “Give A Little More“ (Fall 2017) encapsulates what it means to fight an uphill battle, whether that’s as a Canadian indie-rocker or as an everyday person grinding through life. “It’s an anthem for the hardworking,” says Blais. “My experiences in the music business, especially the hard life on the road, were my inspiration. We leave it all out on the stage every night. Every city, every person — we’re there to give them relief, perspective and a damn good time.” 

Matt’s live performances, whether solo or full band, are diverse events balancing high energy, sweaty-rock with emotionally vulnerable ballads. He has been described as Springsteen-esque in stage presence and songwriting ability. Matt Blais has directly supported some of Canada’s biggest acts. Opening for Blue Rodeo, The Trews, and The Strumbellas has shaped Blais into a consummate showman and artistic talent. 

Matt’s independently released recordings have charted on campus radio, sold thousands of copies (Canada), and garnered critical acclaim. Notably, Blais has collaborated with Sam Roberts and earned multiple awards such as Calgary’s Singer/Songwriter of the year (2017) and Best Rock Song at the “The Great American Song Contest” (2016).