Mattie Leon

Fri, Jun 28, 2024
8:30 pm
at The Fool (London Rd)
This is a free event! 🤩

Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. A craftsman on guitar and piano, he refuses to leave the past behind. Mattie’s sensibilities are informed by the songwriting of the sixties and seventies. His voice, whether soaring or soulful, is his own. The result is a fresh take on a classic form; familiar but unmistakably new.

Mattie is no stranger to the road. He’s brought his music to stages across Canada, from the Atlantic to Pacific coasts. At his side are his brother and longtime collaborator, Mike Leon, and bassist Nelson Sobral. Together they are a captivating example of that special thing that happens when siblings perform on the same stage.

For his latest album Mattie enlisted the help of acclaimed Canadian producer, Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, The Tragically Hip). Recorded during the last gasps of winter in March 2022, Mattie, Mike and Nelson did things the old fashioned way; recording everything together in the same room. The result was Backroad Medicine, released March 2023 on Castlemore Records.

In his edgy follow up single, Cover Band, Mattie sings about the Canadian music scene becoming oversaturated with cover bands. Released on Castlemore Records in January 2024.