The board of the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle is excited to announce the appearance of the legendary Matt Minglewood this year. Gracing our stage for 2 sets on Friday, August 29th, the Matt Minglewood Band will raise the entertainment level to new heights.
The Matt Minglewood Band are a musical hybrid, a four-member band with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues and country and the other knee-deep in rock. Minglewood has long been regarded as a musical shape-shifter. The band are masters of improv and genre bending and their constant touring & high octane stage show has earned them the well-deserved reputation of ‘ down to earth bearers of good will and good times ’. Minglewood’s diversity & broad audience appeal has made them a fave on the Canadian touring circuit.
A dozen recordings later and now on his own label, Norton Records, Matt has released his first acoustic Cd ‘The Story’ and has no thoughts of slowing down. Recent performances have taken him as far away as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan where he was honored to be given the opportunity to entertain the multi-national troops of the United Nations. Another of his recent highlights was playing and performing across Canada with the 'Legends of the NHL', a dream come true! Throughout the years Minglewood has been honored with numerous accolades, music awards & nominations including 3 gold albums, honorary doctorate from UCB university, entertainer of the year from the Maple Blues Society and in Jan 2013 was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Maple Blues Society. Matt still continues to tour extensively either as an acoustic solo artist or with his full band.
We hope to see you come and give him a huge Rally welcome on Friday, starting at 9pm, for this free concert.