The Matinée at VENUE

Comments 37 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been four years since I met up with Matt Layzell of The Matinée at Roxy Burger to interview him for my E!Online column. The six folk/southern/roots band members (Matt Layzell, Matt Rose, Pete Lemon, Mike Young, Geoff Petrie, and Dave Young) had only been together for a year but their future looked promising.

Live at Squamish 2011: The Matinee
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Since that fateful night, The Matinée released a self-titled EP, have done a Canada-wide tour, released a full studio album, were featured in Shore 104FM‘s Sounds of Summer contest, and recently placed third in The Peak Performance Project.

Their top-tapping music is real and approachable and their energetic live shows have earned them quite the following. You can catch them January 30th at The Yard Cafe for an acoustic set, at VENUE February 18th, in Whistler at the GLC on February 25th, during CelticFest Vancouver March 15th, and in Toronto for Canadian Music Week March 22nd to 25th.

Live at Squamish 2011: The Matinee Live at Squamish 2011: The Matinee
The Matinee at Live at Squamish Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Washboard Union

Matt has offered up 2 tickets for their February 18th show at VENUE to a Miss604 reader. If you would like to check out The Matinée in action with guests The Washboard Union and Good for Grapes, here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

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I will draw a winner at 11:00am next Friday, February 3, 2012. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win.

Update The winner is Adam!

37 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Michael KwanThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 3:53pm PST

    Sure, count me in!

  2. SanazThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 4:07pm PST

    I’d love to see them live!

  3. Angie PThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 4:16pm PST

    I saw the Matinee at the Peak Performance Project and was definitely rooting for them to place 1st after their amazing performance! Would love to see them again 🙂

  4. Frances MurphyThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 5:32pm PST

    Yes please, that would be awesome, we are hughe music lovers 🙂

  5. ElizabethThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 5:37pm PST

    I would love to go!

  6. AmThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 7:45pm PST

    2012 is going to be a big year for the Matinee! I want to see them before they become superstars:)

  7. Teresa KThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 8:01pm PST

    Never seen…would love to go.

  8. candaceThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 8:35pm PST

    They are fantastic! Haven’t heard anything quite this good since leaving the south. I will definately be seeing them at Venue! Perhaps in Whistler too!!!

  9. Lois PattersonThursday, January 26th, 2012 — 11:18pm PST

    I love folk music.

  10. laurelFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 6:09am PST

    i love all music, gl

  11. Naomi StopaFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 6:48am PST

    My kind of music! Even better that they are Canadian & local. I would love to see them live, especially an acoustic set 🙂

  12. ChelleFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 9:04am PST

    Hadn’t heard of them before, but I listed to a few of their videos and I like their sound.

  13. MichaelFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 9:23am PST

    Thanks for introducing me to a new band!

  14. RandyFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    Looking forward to seeing the Matinee, really like their stuff. Also want to see Good for Grapes, another young folk band who’ve been getting a lot of local buzz lately.

  15. Kyra WFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 10:07am PST

    Im such a huge matinee fan! Would love to win some tickets to this show!! 🙂

  16. Ian WalkerFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 10:20am PST

    Love the Matinee! Can’t wait to see them again after Peak Performance!

  17. Sue R.Friday, January 27th, 2012 — 10:58am PST

    Well hey! I would love to win tickets to see The Matinee. And I love Good For Grapes. The 2 bands together is going to be the best show ever! Thank you!

  18. Michelle WFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 11:53am PST

    Yes please! Sounds great!

  19. cfFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 1:58pm PST

    Sounds fun. Never heard of them till now but would love to go.

  20. AmyFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 2:05pm PST

    I saw The Matinee at a musical nooner concert at CBC last summer. Wow! I would love to see them again.

  21. MarianneFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 4:13pm PST

    It would be great to win tickets to see some of my former high school (and even elementary school) classmates in concert!

  22. JessicaFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 4:18pm PST

    This band would be awesome to see for my birthday!

  23. StephanieFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 7:49pm PST

    Love to catch live shows.

  24. LizFriday, January 27th, 2012 — 9:17pm PST

    I love The Matinee and would love to go.

  25. KristynSunday, January 29th, 2012 — 9:04am PST

    Sounds like a great concert!

  26. DaveSunday, January 29th, 2012 — 10:57am PST

    Love the False Creek floating gig!

  27. MaggieMonday, January 30th, 2012 — 3:03pm PST

    So very excited to see them 🙂 count me in please.

  28. EricaWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 6:57pm PST

    Love love love them! Count me in!

  29. CarmelleThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 8:24am PST

    Sounds awesome!

  30. JuliaThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 8:39am PST

    This sounds like fun!

  31. JCThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 8:40am PST

    Yes please!

  32. AdamThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 3:32pm PST

    Would love to see The Matinée again!

  33. MichelleThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 3:32pm PST

    Love them!

  34. MaryThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 4:51pm PST


  35. rachelleThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 5:00pm PST

    i’d love to see them live in concert

  36. SharylinFriday, February 3rd, 2012 — 9:33am PST

    This would be a fun concert for date night 🙂

  37. NikkiFriday, February 3rd, 2012 — 4:37pm PST

    My kind of music.

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