Matt the Music Man
Matt the Music Man - Hotdogs and Cookies
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Children's, Folk, Rock

"I would equate Matt the Music Man to Raffi. It’s a CD even adults won’t grow tired of listening to because the music is fun and encompasses many different styles." - Laura Churchill Duke, Valley Family Fun

Matt “the Music Man" McFarlane is a nominated, ”Children’s Entertainer of the Year” by Music Nova Scotia! He's also possibly the only musician around with a pirate hat and a platypus for a sidekick! After writing and performing music for 20 years, Matt became inspired to write children's songs upon the arrival of his first child.

Matt has released two diverse all-original albums titled "Everyday Superheroes" (2017) and "Songs For Kids Age 1 to 101" (2014), as well an EP, "Family Fun! (2018). He has performed many exciting shows across the Maritimes and beyond. Guitars, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, kazoo, and other instruments are played, and fun props such as costumes and puppets are used to create a fun, interactive and educational experience. Through music, humour and stories, Matt also teaches children about the importance of self-confidence and respect. It all comes together into a highly entertaining educational show for children and families.

Many songs have been hits with children and parents such as the rockin' “Everyday Superheroes”, the catchy “Fat Cat”, the funny “Dinosaur In the Candy Store” and the clever "Pirates from Yarmouth". Matt makes a point to not downplay his music lyrically or musically too much for children because he understands how smart children are and he wants older audiences to be entertained as well. The smiles, laughs and voices singing along (even the parents!) are rewards that drive Matt as he continues his lifelong dream of performing music professionally. Currently, Matt is working on a Youtube show to be released later in 2019!