Matthew Campbell
Actor, Singer, Musician
“The beauty and creativity of the art created in this country at times is unparalelled, and it is our noble pursuit as Canadians to share it with the world.”
– self

Matthew Campbell began playing music in his early teens in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario.

His roots exist in both Musical Theatre as well as the Folk/Rock music scene. He attended Sheridan College graduating in 2002 from the Music Theatre Performance Program. He has been fortunate to work with The Charlottetown Festival, The Sunshine Festival, The Mirvishes, Drayton Entertainment, Capricorn 9, and Stage West Mississauga and Calgary, as a singer, actor, instrumentalist, and music director.

He began playing live in college with the group Roadtrips, which was formed by Matthew and his long-time friend and playing partner Ben Birchard. In 2004 he formed the group Matthew Campbell and The Crooked Bay Road. As a musician he had the pleasure of attending Canadian Music Week in 2003 ,and after an impromptu jam session with Jeff Martin of the Tea Party, Derek Miller (2003 Juno winner), with Matthew on keyboards, he was asked to join Derek Miller and his band in a tribute to Robbie Robertson for his induction into the Canadian Walk of Fame. This was held at Roy Thompson hall in 2003, and allowed Matthew the pleasure of sharing the stage and playing piano with Sarah Harmer, Tom Cochrane and The Derek Miller Band.

He has played extensively throughout the Toronto music scene as a guitarist, piano bar player, session musician, and singer, since moving to the city in 2002. He has released several EP’s of original material (The Regency Suite, Scared Septembers, The Parkhill Days, and No Fixed Address). He released his first full-length self-titled independent album on May 5th, 2007.

Alongside occasionally teaching for the Sheridan College Music Theatre program, he currently plays with the Top-40 dance band “BANG,” and plays a weekly residency at both The Madison and Pauper’s in Toronto.