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The Matinée at VENUE

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT
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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!

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  1. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to see them live!

  2. Angie P says:

    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 🙂

  3. Frances Murphy says:

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

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to go!

  5. Am says:

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

  6. Teresa K says:

    Never seen…would love to go.

  7. candace says:

    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!!!

  8. Lois Patterson says:

    I love folk music.

  9. laurel says:

    i love all music, gl

  10. Naomi Stopa says:

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

  11. Chelle says:

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

  12. Michael says:

    Thanks for introducing me to a new band!

  13. Randy says:

    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.

  14. Kyra W says:

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

  15. Ian Walker says:

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

  16. Sue R. says:

    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!

  17. Michelle W says:

    Yes please! Sounds great!

  18. cf says:

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

  19. Amy says:

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

  20. Marianne says:

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

  21. Jessica says:

    This band would be awesome to see for my birthday!

  22. Stephanie says:

    Love to catch live shows.

  23. Liz says:

    I love The Matinee and would love to go.

  24. Kristyn says:

    Sounds like a great concert!

  25. Dave says:

    Love the False Creek floating gig!

  26. Maggie says:

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

  27. Erica says:

    Love love love them! Count me in!

  28. Carmelle says:

    Sounds awesome!

  29. Julia says:

    This sounds like fun!

  30. JC says:

    Yes please!

  31. Adam says:

    Would love to see The Matinée again!

  32. Michelle says:

    Love them!

  33. rachelle says:

    i’d love to see them live in concert

  34. Sharylin says:

    This would be a fun concert for date night 🙂

  35. Nikki says:

    My kind of music.

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