Matt the Music Man
Matt the Music Man (Matt McFarlane) is an award winning children’s musical entertainer! He's also possibly the only musician around with a pirate hat and a platypus for a sidekick! Growing up, Matt was very shy and was bullied at school. He spent much of his time having dreams about becoming a professional musician but his shyness and lack of self-confidence were too overwhelming. Today, Matt draws on these childhood experiences to inspire kids with his message of becoming self-confident and respecting everyone along the way. After about 20 years of performing, Matt was inspired to become a children's musician upon the arrival of his first child. He has released two diverse all-original albums titled "Everyday Superheroes" (2017) and "Songs For Kids Age 1 to 101" (2014) and an EP titled "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 teaches children about the importance of self-confidence and respect. It all comes together into a highly entertaining educational show for children and families.