The Matthews Brothers

The Matthews Brothers

BandFolkRock

Taken to the road, this six-piece band plays with a slamming intensity where the odd barroom piano solo, some desperately strummed guitars, and hollering harmonies culminate to an atmosphere of a simpler time of fun-filled barn & tavern parties.

Biography

From Canada's backwoods of rural decay & beaten barroom pianos, The Matthews Brothers are a six-piece folk / alt-country band from Hastings County, Ontario.

The band recently had their song "Hungry Heart" open Canada's iconic television show, Hockey Night In Canada.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k57Z6RX0zZk

This past summer they played the North by Northeast (NXNE) 2012 Festival, The Toronto Festival of Beer 2012, and, in the fall, The 100th Grey Cup Festival 2012.

The band plays and records their music in their run down farm house, out of which two recordings have been released (avail. on iTunes & Sam The Record Man). These recordings feature some of the most lively, countryside-inspired music that has live performances described as "a floor stomping, knee slapping, huge sounding country/folk style of indie-rock that truly has unlimited potential." - Two Way Monologues

Taken to the road, the six-piece band fills the stage & air with a folk/rock show of slamming intensity where the odd barroom piano solo, some desperately strummed guitars, and hollering harmonies culminate to an atmosphere of a simpler time of fun-filled barn & tavern parties.

The band can often be seen at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (opening for NQ Arbuckle, Warped 45's, The Submarines) where they play many of their favourite shows in Toronto. This venue has also seen them featured at Indie Week Festival 2009 - which soon after led to the invitation to return once again (2010).

Playing at the 2011 Barrie New Music Festival, the band won awards for Best Song (What If I) and Best Folk act. They also played The Shelter Valley Folk Festival 2011.

Song placement on television show, Degrassi. Song, 'Gem' featured on episode, "Need You Now

The Matthews Brothers are currently recording some more.

Lyrics

What If I

Written By: Robert Michael Matthews & Cole Matthews

Rain's falling down on the ground
I won't be all right 'til you lie with me tonight
Tell me stories that forever come true
We'll stay up all night, drink some coffee see the light

(Ch.)
What if I could show you death, would you close your eyes and follow me?
Or would you try to teach me life, teach me how perfect it could be?

Follow my steps through the grass
How 'bout you and I see the country come alive
Telling stories that forever hold true
I'll stay up all night to see the sunrise in your eyes.

Ch.

I need you right here by my side. Feel my bones, they're cold as all can be
In these times I know we'll find, we'll see how much it means to be

The Wreckage

Written By: Mike Matthews and Cole Matthews

Fight all the fears in my head
Try to forget the things that were said
Whisper sweet words in my ear
Though I know they were never sincere

Run from the Wreckage we've made
We're stuck in the steps that we'll take
How could we see for the tears in our eyes
Holding the time that we felt more alive

Left with the ghost of my dreams
And everything's just as it seems
Drunk and I think I'll head home
I'm damned if I'll do this alone

Ch.

Paint all the stains off the wall
Kill the coward that lives in us all
Turn off the lights I am home
I'm drunk and I'm tired alone

Ch.

Discography

Releases (Available on iTunes, Sam the Record Man):

The Night We Left Home (Aug. 22, 2011)

The Matthews Brothers (Self-Titled EP, Oct. 2010)

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Airplay:
Song placement on television show, Degrassi. Song, 'Gem' featured on episode, April 2012.

Song, 'What If I' currently on regular rotation on very popular Mix 97.1 FM & CJBQ 800AM

Regular play on CBC Radio 3, Sirus Satellite 86

Live in-studio radio interview: http://www.mix97.com/morningcrew/?s=the+matthews+brothers

Receive airplay across Canada throughout colleges & universities.

Radio feature on Rouge Radio, Canadian Football Radio: http://rougeradio.com/broadcasts.html

Set List

Up to 90 minutes of original material w/ a couple covers.