“You see this guy bounce between guitar and piano…equally comfortable on both and with a voice that melts like butter on toast”
— Talia Shlanger - CBC Radio 2
Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter hailing from the western reaches of Toronto. A craftsman with a guitar, Mattie refuses to leave the past behind. His 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 is Mike Leon, Mattie's drummer and longtime collaborator. Together, they've become a captivating example of the unique thing that happens when siblings perform together.
Mattie's momentum has seen him become a promising new face in the landscape of Canadian music. Recently signed by Inside Pocket Music, Mattie is working on a new EP with JUNO-award winning producer, Gavin Brown. The first single, Silver Line, was released on November 15th.