Hailing from Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba Monias has been blind from birth. He grew up surrounded by music both on the radio and singing in his community’s gospel choir. Monias began to struggle with depression at a young age and credits music for helping him cope. A fully self-taught artist, he first began to make beats and write songs when he was 13 years old, and later taught himself how to play piano and guitar. Monias also has impressive skills with beat production software and equipment, and has been self-releasing music since 2009. Monias attributes his success to the support of the Blind & Famous group, a USA based collective of blind music artists who collaborate and connect with one another.
Currently Mattmac is working on his debut ALBUM set for release in 2020. He hopes to continue to use his platform to inspire others to know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.