Matt Blais

Matt Blais

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloRockAmericana

Intense alternative roots-rock with raspy vocals, howling harmonica and meaningful songs.

Biography

Matt Blais Bio 2016

With every note and word, Matt Blais stands out as a spirited and hardworking musician. His signature raspy vocals and blistering blues harmonica are the unique cornerstones of a high energy live show that has captivated audiences across Canada and in countries around the world.

Winner of The Great American Song Contest, this performer creates a stylized union of emotionally influential blues, folk and rock to intensely express the simple struggles and triumphs of today.

The charismatic Blais seems at home both on stage, with countless tours, festivals and performances alongside Blue Rodeo, The Trews, The Strumbellas, Moist, The Glorious Sons, Big Wreck, Charlie Winston (and more). 

His two full length albums have received critical acclaim, Canada wide radio play and independently sold thousands of copies and have featured musicians,
Sam Roberts, Cone (Sum41), Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs) and collaborations producers David Bottrill, Mark Howard and Brian Moncarz.

“Set Me Free” is the latest song to be released. Paired with a stunningly vintage video, we are given a taste of the evolution of Blais’ career. More songs are awaiting release in 2017. 

With a drive to create and a refusal to stop, the potential of Matt Blais and his music is limitless. He has worked his way into the very fabric of Canadian roots-rock.


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“Set Me Free” Song Download
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/set-me-free-single/id1169308834

“Set Me Free” Video Stream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw4azvRPwMU


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Lyrics

(Oh!) What Can I Do?

Written By: Matt Blais

Left foot's got my back again
But the right my friend, is turning me in.
The loyalty has ended.
All that's been said, has been said before, unless you open all the doors and let it all come in.

Oh! What Can I Do?

Well I've got my map - I've got no eyes and my body has begun to despise my mind.
The loyalty has ended.
Each foot step brings me closer to you, each bone broken I consider a breakthrough.
The loyalty has ended.

Oh! What Can I Do?

Well a wise man told me if you were to roll me, you'd have to push me, you couldn't throw me.
The loyalty has ended.
Your heart knows just as much as your lungs.
You lips wouldn't work without the help of your tongue.
The loyalty has ended.

Oh! What Can I Do?

Beautiful Thing

Written By: Matt Blais

It's not my place,
No it's not my place
But still I wait for a beautiful thing
For a beautiful thing.
You say that it's alright if it's in your mind but i hope you find that beautiful thing
Find that beautiful thing

Unwrap your head from itself
and get your mind down from the shelf
and find yourself a beautiful thing.
Before too long, it will be gone
You gotta find yourself a beautiful thing
You gotta find yourself a beautiful thing

Oh, tell me what will you do when it all falls through,
Will you cut loose and sit and wait
for that beautiful thing?
You say its not my fight but its still my right and so i wait for a beautiful thing
For a beautiful thing

Unwrap your head from itself
and get your mind down from the shelf
and find yourself a beautiful thing.
Before too long, it will be gone
You gotta find yourself a beautiful thing
You gotta find yourself a beautiful thing
You gotta find yourself a beautiful thing

Back To Life

Written By: Matt Blais / Jay Semko

You walk out the door, but I know you’ll be back
‘Cause misery loves company, when company attacks
And something just snaps
All of the things that you say to me
Leave me gasping for air
Around you I can’t breathe
You’re beautifully mean

Push and pull until it kills us
Tonight we’ll die a thousand times
Clawing tooth and nail to find out
Who will win the war between us?
Who will bring us back to life?

Catch me I'm fallin', I'm broken up
Your words have knocked me down
I’m spinning around
Cut to the chase, this is taking to long
You’re draggin’ the river lookin’ for bones
In our happy home

Push and pull until it kills us
Tonight we’ll die a thousand times
Clawing tooth and nail to find out
Who will win the war between us?
Who will bring us back to life?

Is this love or sweet psychosis
We both need it, We both know it
We’re addicted to it
Can we make it through
Me and you

Push and pull until it kills us
Tonight we’ll die a thousand times
Clawing tooth and nail to find out
Who will win the war between us?
Who will bring us back to life?

Everything Connected

Written By: Matt Blais & Brian Moncarz

Turn off the power, Turn up your mind
Trade in your speakers for cellos and chimes
Hope for a smile, A text for a spine
Vintage your life for a while
Not enough brains and not enough heart
Too many ends leaving too many scars
I should have known it from the very beginning
But my head was spinning

No, no, no, no connection
You think we got
No, no, no, no connection

Wake up!
We're walking on the edge
Livin' like we're disconnected
But look close, see your reflection in
Everything connected

Reach out,

We’re all tied together

Know that
 and nothing else matters

You can’t stop the people or the power of

Everything connected



Get yourself moving, Let yourself go

The ones and zeros mean nothing you know 

So many friends but everyone cold

What good is a desolate soul?

Glued to control, Stuck all alone

So many places but nowhere a home

You won’t get anything unless you’ve been giving

While we’re livin’ life vivid


No, no, no, no connection
You think we got
No, no, no, no connection

Wake up!
We're walking on the edge
Livin' like we're disconnected
But look close you can see your reflection in
Everything connected

Reach out,

We’re all tied together

Know that 
and nothing else matters

You can’t stop the people or the power of

Everything connected



Feel it slipping away

You try to run, But you can’t escape

No other time No other place

Everything is one and the bonds won’t ever break

Wake up!
We're walking on the edge
Livin' like we're disconnected
But look close you can see your reflection in
Everything connected
Wake up!
We're walking on the edge
Livin' like we're disconnected
But look close you can see your reflection in
Everything connected

Reach out,

We’re all tied together

Know that 
and nothing else matters

You can’t stop the people or the power of

Everything connected

Fire From the Spark

Written By: Matt Blais

Fire From the Spark (M. Blais)

Are we destined to be dreaming?
Always calling out for more
The pressure weighs, the hope remains
Try to change today
Make it better than the past
Hearts are made from broken glass

We’re makin’ something out of nothing

Pulling colours from the dark
Making something out of nothing

We’re building fire from the spark

No-one said it would be easy

Spin the world another way

What you see inside your head
Will find you feeling truth instead of hate

You’d rather make a change

The life you live is the one that you create

We’re makin’ something out of nothing

Pulling colours from the dark
Making something out of nothing

We’re building fire from the spark
We’re building fire from the spark
(From the spark, From the spark, From the spark)


Each word you write will trip the light

The colours painted bright finally collide

From the ashes make the fire


Whoever I am I know I’m not alone

We won’t ask for anything anymore

We know that if we want it done

We have to do it on our own 

It’s our time now, watch our numbers grow

Time means more every second that it goes

We’re makin’ something out of nothing

Pulling colours from the dark
Making something out of nothing

We’re building fire from the spark
We’re building fire from the spark

Discography

Single: Set Me Free

Single: Fire From the Spark (feat. Sam Roberts)

The Heartbeat

Let It Out

The Matt Blais Connection EP

Set List

Matt Blais regularly performs as a both a solo artist and with a backing band. The band size can range from a solo act to a 6 piece band depending on Matt Blais' and the venue's creative vision for the performance.

Matt Blais and his band have an extensive song list. 5 hours of original and cover material.