Official Website: http://www.grahamshowmusic.com/
Born: Edmonton, AB
Grew up in: Peterborough, ON
Home Town: Peterborough, ON & Whistler BC
Canadian Music Scene Genre: Alternative Rock
Matt was born in Edmonton, Alberta then spent most of his youth in an Ontario town called Kirkland Lake. At around the age of ten, his family moved further south to Peterborough, ON. He spent his teenage years in this city and was like any other teen around in the 90s. His passions were mountain biking, snowboarding and guitar and he did these as often as he could, besides taking care of his studies at school. At the age of 12 or so he had a few paper routes in the neighbourhood and used his money to buy his first guitar. It was a Fender Stratocaster very similar to his idol at the time Jimi Hendrix. From here his music journey began.
He played in a few different bands and groups with friends growing up and loved rocking out on weekends at parties and venues, nothing to serious though. A lot the times when he was supposed to be studying he would have his head phones on practicing guitar. He started High School at a St. Peter's Secondary and after three years wanted to see what else was out there. After graduating high school from Adam Scott, he went off to college in Niagara Falls where he studied business to learn more about the industry and the business world. All the while he was writing and playing small shows around town and coffee shops. Many may never make it to production but were just fun to write.
About halfway through college he decided that he wanted to live on the West coast of Canada and ended up spending his summers and co-ops in Whistler and most winters at school in Niagara. After getting done school he moved back out to the West coast where he lived in Vancouver for four months or so (Tsawwassen), still practicing and writing almost everyday, then moved back up into the mountains, where they had one of the best winters ever. It was around this stage he began planning an album. He decide that the mountains and the snowboard scene was more appealing to him at this stage in his life.He spent many years in Whistler in total, around eight.
In Whistler he met his friend and fellow musician Darren Chambo at a house they lived in on Drifter Way. From there they formed a band called The Chambo Graham Show. They played in weather ranging from -30 to +40 at the base of Whistler mountain facing the gondola doing it for the love of the game and because in that location millions of people walked by every season and it was great exposure for sharing their music with the world. One person one song at a time. After doing that a few years, more gigs opened up and they did the morning news events for Olympic countdowns and eventually got to play in World Ski Events listed as the largest in North America.
During the winter of the 2010 Olympics/ Paralympics games he played with his brother Dustin and volunteered in some interestingly cold weather and rain but for the love of the game and to represent his country. They performed around 12 sets of music at the various venues. The venues were the Olympics Ski jump/Nordic Cross country events, the Downhill in Creekside as well as the Bobsled Track/Luge Track where they greeted audiences from all over the world with smiles and did their best to brighten the worlds day. It was a great experience to see the coming together of the world's countries to share in a common goal and vision, and the memories, were priceless.
Following the Olympics Matt kept writing and perfecting his craft in getting songs finished you may one day here from is back catalogue. After a few more years in Whistler in 2011 he moved back to Peterborough Ontario his home town. Here he purchased his home studio and worked on really getting that perfect sound. He collaborate with a Peterborough studio called Wix studios and here the magic happened and the first EP was put together. Little did he know it would take him another 5 years to properly release the EP through Sonorous Records distributed in partnership with Universal Music Group. In 2019 he released his EP internationally. There is much more music coming and he has about 30 to 40 demos in the works.
Information Source: Provided by the artist
Current Status: Active (2019)