Matt Minglewood Band
LIVE AT THE SCHOONER SHOWROOM
Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23, 2018
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
Show starts at 8:00pm, June 22nd and 23rd, 2018
Tickets: Starting at $29.99 plus HST and service charges
Tickets available by phone at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, (902) 451-1221; in person at all participating Superstores and Casino Nova Scotia; or on-line at www.ticketatlantic.com
Ages 19 years and over
Matt Minglewood, known for his high octane shows will have you enjoying his brand of rock as it should be heard, wrenched from the heart and shot from the hip. Matt Minglewood’s music is best described as Northern Rock with a Canadianna feel, a musical hybrid with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues & country and the other knee-deep in rock. Joining Matt on stage & on his latest release ‘Fly Like Desperados’ is Moon McInnis (driving drums/vocals), Emily Dingwall (bass/vocals) Nick McInnis (guitar) and Jeff Stapleton doing the honors on keyboards & vocals.
Matt has a long musical history in Canada. A fact confirmed by his exclamation: “I’m so old I have music on 8-Track!” Hailing from Cape Breton, Minglewood is a natural born musician. Learning to play the fiddle before he could read, he gravitated toward blues and rock n’ roll as a teen when he fell head over heels for the guitar. It is not difficult to hear the influences of artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams etc. but Minglewood infuses his blues sense with the country and a Celtic element that is in his bones. He began performing as a child and by the mid 60’s was in the band scene. The eventual release of his first album “The Red Album” in 1976 put him firmly on the map. In a climate ripe with ever-changing musical styles, Matt’s artistic character has been defined by him simply remaining true to himself. On stage, he is the embodiment of a Southern rocker but with an eclectic twist; he is equally comfortable performing a Country ballad, a Celtic air or Rockin’ the blues.
Into his 5th decade, 14 recordings, 3 gold records, numerous awards & accolades and 50 years of world circling road work, Minglewood is still a rock n’ blues warrior.