"TuneMoose" Matt Bates

TuneMoose Bates plays his original songs as a solo act at farmers markets, summer patio venues and festivals in southern Ontario. His performance style is singer-songwriter + custom automatic instruments. His recordings are studio engineered. TuneMoose records have a big bluesy-jazz-pop sound with a principal radio category of ‘Adult Contemporary’. Matt’s songs are inspired by the people, places and history of Southern Ontario, in particular the South Georgian Bay region, including Grey, Bruce, Huron, Simcoe and Muskoka counties. He sings and plays guitar, piano and saxophone.

As a songwriter Matt has been influenced by many genres; Jazz Standards for their complex harmonic motion and tension filled melodies, 60’s Pop for breaking free from typical chord progressions and accentuation of bass and beat, Electronica and Ambient music for their ability to create space, and Country for emotions worn on your sleeve.

Born in small town Quebec, and growing up in suburban Montreal, Matt has lived in Toronto most of his life before moving to his new home in the country paradise north of Orangeville, Ontario, 45 mins south of Owen Sound.

Matt is represented by Everyone’s A Star Records.

Best Audience Feedback:

“Thanks for telling the truth, man”, at the Elephant’s Nest Pub in Chatham, ON