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August 4th

Hey friends, if you're headed to the Kitchener Blues Festival this weekend here's where I'll be playing!

Friday:

Highway 61, The Music of Bob Dylan w/ Lance Anderson at The Clocktower Stage, 9pm

Romeo Sex Fighter @ Crabby Joes, 11pm

Saturday:

Cheryl Lescom, Main Stage, 1:15pm

Sunday: 

A Joyous Noise (Gospel Breakfast) w/ Lance Anderson, BIA Stage, 10:30am

Hope to see you out!

July 27th

Hey friends. I'm going to be doing a show in Kitchener at The Rhapsody Barrel Bar on Friday August 12th. Show starts at 9pm. Hope to see you out! 

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December 1st

Hey Folks, I wanted to reach out and invite you to my christmas show! On Sunday December 20th I will be playing at The Waterloo Jazz Room. 

The doors open at 2pm and the show will start at 3pm. The afternoon will feature Cheryl Lescom as well as some other special guests. 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Orange Monkey Waterloo,ENCORE RECORDS in Kitchener or at ticketscene.ca 

You can also shoot me a message and I will deliver tickets to you. 

I'm really looking forward to the show and I hope to see you there!



June 23rd

This Thursday (June 25th) I'm opening up for LUKE BILL at The Cameron House in Toronto. Come check it out! Show starts at 10pm.

May 19th

Really looking forward to this Sunday (May 24th) at Hugh's Room in Toronto. I'm performing with Lance Anderon's Mad Dog's and Englishmen Tribute, the Music Of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. Click here for ticket info. Here's a video of us performing at The Kitchener Bluesfest. 

April 29th

 Hey folks, unfortunately I didn't make it through to the next round of CBC Searchlight competition. I'm very proud to have made it this far and I want to say thanks so much to all of you that took the time to vote for me. It really does means a lot to me! We'll get them next time!

April 23

Looking forward to a great weekend of music!

Tonight and tomorrow night I'm performing at Peter's Players in Gravenhurst with Lance Anderson's Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tribute. It's always a great time!

Saturday I'm off to Edmonton to rock out with Lee Aaron at The Century Casino.

Sunday I'll be back home in Waterloo at The Duke with Romeo Sex Fighter.

Also, don't forget to vote for me on CBC - click here.

April 21st

Happy Day! Just heard news that I've made it to the top ten regional finalist for the CBC Searchlight Competition! Thanks for much for your support! Keep voting! Just click here

April 14th

I'm very happy to announce that I made it to the short list for the CBC Searchlight competition! Thanks so much to everyone who voted. You rock! Keep on voting! Just click here

April 10th

Only three days left to cast your votes for the CBC Spotlight Competition. A big thanks to everyone for the support so far! Click here to vote. 

March 30th

Hey Friends, voting starts today for the CBC Spotlight Competition and I could use your help! The grand prize is $20,000 worth of gear, a festival gig and national exposure.

All you have to do is click here and you can vote (Look for the blue vote button). You can vote as many times as you want and you can also encourage friends to vote.

Thanks so much for your support!

March 19th

Hey Friends, I've entered the CBC Music Searchlight Competition for Canada's next best artist. Check out the link below for more info! Voting starts on Monday March 30th. 

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Matt-Weidinger

February 7th

Well folks, here it is! Our third video. This is a new tune we've been working on for a while. Again, special thanks to Katie Billo and Craig MacNeil for doing a fantastic job filming it, Wayne Cochrane for handling audio world and Dave King for letting us use his beautiful studio. I'd love it if you would check it out and share it with your friends!

Right now we are in the midst of working on new tunes. We will keep you posted with all that is happening. Giddy up!

 

January 29th

Looking forward to playing at The Delhi Street Bistro in Guelph tonight. I'll be playing some of my tunes and some covers. Show starts at 7pm. Hope to see you out!

January 1st

Hey Folks, first off I just want to say thanks for making 2014 a great year. Lot's of awesome shows and fun times to look back on.

I wanted to start the new year off with a bang so here is the second video we made last month. It's our version of one of my favourite tunes by The Kinks, Dead End Street. I'd love it if you would check it out and share it with your friends. Looking forward to a great year!

December 29

Just wanted to send out a big thanks to The Jazz RoomGrand River Blues Society and to everyone who came out to our show yesterday! It was an amazing afternoon and I'm so glad you could all make it.

 December 27

 Hey Folks, hope everyone is having a great holiday! Here's a quick update on where I'm playing this weekend. 

Tonight I'm at The Easy Pour Wine Bar in Blair from 7-10.

Then tomorrow afternoon I'm playing with Jonathan Knight at The Jazz Room in Waterloo from 3-6. Hope to see you out! More details on the event here

December 22 

 Today we lost a great man. Without Joe Cocker I would have never started to sing. Thank you for the inspiration.

 December 15th

Big thanks to Downtown Kitchener and Bob Egan for putting together this article! Check it out here

 December 2nd

December is going to be a great month! I've got a lot of fun shows coming up! I'm really looking forward to playing The Jazz Room Waterloo at the end of the month with my good friend Jonathan Knight(Soulstack). We will be playing the Grand River Blues Society Christmas Party on Sunday December 28th from 3-6pm. Tickets are $10 and will be available soon at Orange Monkey(Waterloo), Encore Records (Kitchener) or www.ticketscene.ca. Or feel free to contact me directly and I can get some tickets your way. You can find more details on the facebook event here

November 30th

Hey Folks, here's a new song of mine that we had the pleasure of recording at Dave King's Studio! It's the first of three songs that we recorded completely live off the floor. Big thanks to KT Billo and Craig MacNeil for doing such a fantastic job filming it. Check it out and share it with your friends if you can! We'll be posting the other two as soon as we can!

November 17th

Here's a tune by my friends Soulstack. Always a great time playing with them!

November 6th

Hey Folks, unfortunately we've postponed the upcoming show at The Burns Howff in Cambridge. I will let you know when we have a new date. Thanks!

 

November 3rd 

Hey Folks, really looking forward to the month of November, I've got some really fun shows coming up that I hope you can make it out to!

This Friday (November 7th) I'll be playing with Flannwood Mac  at The Blue Moon in Petersberg. We'll be doing a night of all your favourite Fleetwood Mac tunes. You can purchase tickets online here

On Thursday November 13th I'm playing a show at The Jimmy Jazz in Guelph. I'll be playing with my Trio on this night and we're really looking forward to sharing the stage with Rusty Waters 

Finally, on Saturday November 15th I'm going to be playing a solo show with The Short Films at The Burns Howff in Cambridge. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. 

It's going to be a great month! Please be sure to check back to my calender page to keep up with where I'm playing. See ya soon! 

 

October 28

Had a great time recording some videos this weekend at The Barn! I'll keep you posted on when they're all finished up! Photo by Katie Billo.

 

October 27

Hey guys, I'm really looking forward to being part of the Night/Shift Festival this upcoming Saturday in Kitchener! I'm going to be performing at The Registry Theatre with a fantastic lineup of musicians including Jon KnightCheryl Lescom and The Butcher's Wife! I will be dropping off tickets this week so please let me know if you would like one. Hope you can make it!

 

October 21

Hey Guys, tonight I'm playing at Morty's Pub in Waterloo with Becky J and The Good Friends. If you're around we'd love to see you out! Show starts at 7pm. 

September 30th

Hey Folks, tonight I'm playing with Jon Knight and Chris Latta from Soulstack at Morty's Pub in Waterloo. We're going to be starting up around 8pm. Hope you can make it out!

September 26th

The show at C'est What last night was awesome! Thanks to everyone who made it out.

Today I got to spend this afternoon working on songs with my good friend Dave King in his beautiful studio! 

September 25th

Tonight I'm playing a show with the full band at C'est What in Toronto. Doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9. We'll see you there! 

For more info check out the Facebook Event

 Photo by: Stefan Myles 

September 18th

Hey Folks! Just a reminder that one week from today (Thursday September 25th) I will be playing with my band at C'est What in Toronto. This is a free show! Hope to see you all out! Click here for the Facebook event! 


September 5th

Very happy to announce that I've been added to a killer lineup tonight at The Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle in Port Credit! I'll be sharing the stage with Julian Fauth and Tyler Yaerma for the PianoRama show at the Mississippi Stage at 11pm. Hope to see you there! 

August 26th

Hey Folks, I'm going to be playing a show on Thursday September 25th at one of my favourite venues, C'est What? The show starts at 9pm and there is no cover charge, just passing the hat around. I hope to see some familiar faces out! To check out the Facebook event click here. Hope to see you there! 

August 12th 

Had a great time playing at The Kitchener Bluesfest this weekend! Now I'm heading off to Quebec to play some shows with Jon Knight and Soulstack!

 


August 9th

Tonight I'm playing at The Kitchener Bluesfest BIA Stage at 9:30. Come say hi!

 

August 2nd

I am really looking forward to playing the Kitchener Bluefestival next Saturday (August 9th). Here are the details, hope you can make it out! 

Saturday August 9th @ 9:30
Downtown Kitchener BIA Stage(Next to Crabby Joe's)

Facebook Event

 


July 29th

Tonight I'm playing songs with Jon Knight at Morty's Pub in Waterloo. We'll be starting up around 7pm. Come say hello!

July 25th

I'm looking forward to playing some great tunes with Steve Parkinson and The Stony Lonesome this Sunday at Jane Bond in Waterloo. These guys are awesome and it will surely be a great night of music. Doors at 8pm

 July 10th

Really looking forward to this show tonight. I'll be sharing the stage withRyan JamesWhale Eye and Ben Andress at The Central in Toronto. Presented by People Put Out Productions
Doors at 9:30 

July 1st

Happy Canada Day! Really looking forward to some of the shows I have coming up this month. On Thursday July 10th I have the pleasure of sharing the stage with Whale Eye and Ryan James at The Central Tavern in Toronto. Doors open at 9:30, It'll be a great night of music! Click here for a link to the facebook event

 

 

June 20 

Tomorrow night I have the pleasure of playing keys with Lee Aaron in Edmonton. It's going to rock!

June 9 2014

I'm really looking forward to being part of Morty's Pub and Swan Dust Tuesday Night Blues Showcase. The showcase starts tomorrow night, 7-10 at Mortys in Waterloo. Hope to see you out!

 

May 30 2014

Had a great time opening up for The Royal Southern Brotherhood (Cyril Neville, Devon Allman and more) at Peters Players in Gravernhurst last night. They even used Tom's drums after our set! 


 

May 15 2014

Check out my cover of The Kinks, Waterloo Sunset with Jon and Mark from Soulstack 

May 9 2014

En route to California to work on some songs! 


January 24th 2014

Well Folks, unfortunately I did not make it through to the next round of the International Blues Challenge. I feel I played two great sets and am proud of making this far. I had a great birthday in Memphis and lots of wonderful memories to bring back with me. Thank you so much for all of your support!

January 23rd 2014

Had a great set last night at Sulky O'Sullivans and I'm back there tonight at 7:30! Tomorrow I find out if I move on to the semi-finals.

 

January 21st 2014

15 hours later and we are safe and sound in Memphis. 

 

January 20th 2014

Just about to hit the road. Heading I'm heading down to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge. Wish me luck! 

 

January 9th 2014

I just booked a show at one of my favourite clubs, C'est What? in Toronto. It's an afternoon show on Sunday January 19th starting at 3pm. I will be playing some of my original tunes. Hope you can make it out. Here is the event on facebook for anyone who does that kind of thing.  

 

January 8th 2014

Hey Folks, Happy New Year! I've just set up a new facebook page for my solo work and I'd love for you to check it out and give it a like! Click here for the link. 

Cheers,

Matt

 

Decemeber 16th

I just want to say a big thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. It was such a fun afternoon and it was a pleasure to share the stage with my very special guests. Thanks so much to Jonathan Knight, John Mckinley, Robert Reid and Cheryl Lescom for donating their time and talent as well as all of our sponsors who donated items for the raffle draw.  The Waterloo Jazz Room did an amazing job of hosting the event and the Grand River Blues Society did a great job of helping me organize the event. Thanks to all you wonderful people we achieved our goal!

December 2nd

Tickets are now available for my Road to Memphis Fundraiser. The event is on Sunday December 15th from 3-6 at The Waterloo Jazz Room (Huether). Special guest include Cheryl Lescom, John Mckinley and Jonathan Knight. Tickets are $15 and are available at Encore Records in Kitchener or online here. Hope to see you out! 

November 5th

Last month I competed in the Grand River Blues Society Road to Memphis competition and won the solo category. So come January I will be heading down to Memphis to compete at the next round. To help pay for travel expenses I will be having a fundraiser on Sunday December 15th at The Waterloo Jazz Room (Huether). The event starts at 3pm and will feature a number of special guests including Jon Knight, Cheryl Lescom and John Mckinley. Tickets are $15 and will be available soon. Hope you can join us for an afternoon of great live music! 

 August 16th

I've very happy to announce that I will be performing with The Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tribute at The Southside Shuffle in September along with Cheryl Lescom and Jonathan Knight. More details TBA.

August 12th

What a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much to everyone who I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with and everyone involved in making the Kitchener Bluesfest happen. Check the video section for some new clips from the festival! 

 

July 4th

Hey everyone, I am very pleased to announce that I will be sharing the stage with Jonathan Knight at The Kitchener Bluesfest this year. We will be playing on the Festival Main Stage on Sunday August 11th at noon. This will be an awesome event and its free!

See you there,

Matt

 

February 18th

Hey Folks, we've just entered a competition with CBC Radio for Canada's best new artist and we need your help. Please go to http://r3.ca/0YgT to vote for LumberJunk. Pass it along to your friends too!

May 1, 2012

LumberJunks first EP release. Available on iTunes.

 

July 23, 2012

Just putting the finishing touches on LumberJunks second EP, Stay tuned!

 

August 10, 2012

Looking forward to playing Kitchener Bluesfest and playing songs from our new EP.