Matty Powell Set To Kiss The Village Of Roncesvalles Every Friday In March
Toronto based singer-songwriter Matty Powell is set to perform every Friday in March at The Local Pub, a popular spot for a friendly pint and bite to eat with neighbours and area visitors.
Powell's unwavering, powerful voice is matched only by his potent lyrics and beautiful, simple melodies. Matty Powell's songs speak directly to the heart, watching him perform is an intimate and interactive experience that has left many fans wanting more.
Powell, a resident of the Roncesvalles neighbourhood, released his debut full-length recording, Kiss The City, at the end of 2012 and has been receiving extensive airplay and glowing reviews from media outlets across Canada and Europe.
Here is what reviewers have to say:
"Matty Powell’s forthright delivery and his skill at couplet crafting at times evokes the spirit of an early Elvis Costello as he contends with issues of love and justice." -Duane Verh, Roots Music Report
"With a base in Toronto but roots in the Prairies, he has an organic feel, a lot more big skies in his music than tall skyscrapers. Mostly I like how laid-back and warm Powell makes his songs sound. Even when you find out that the song Freja is named after his daughter, and is about protecting and loving her, there's no lingering sentimentality, just a good feeling you take into the next song. And anyone who can write a song called Toronto and make it sound dramatic and compelling, well, the guy's got some talent." - Bob Mersereau, CBC producer and author of Top 100 Canadian Singles
"Beautifully crafted and laid back, this collection of folks/pop songs is a gathering of well told tales." - John Kereiff, Gonzo Online
"Kiss the City is also an album that will get you your money’s worth, consisting of 13 tracks, with most of those songs at four minutes or longer. There’s a lot to take in, and it will definitely take multiple listens to appreciate the musical layering happening here." - Michael Thomas, Grayowl Point