Host Dean Batstone welcomes Mattie Leon and his brother Mike to the BNR stage for an evening of trading songs and stories in this intimate setting.
Northern Ramble Songwriter’s Showcase with host Dean Batstone presents Special Guest Mattie Leon & Brother Mike – Doors 7:30pm, Music 8pm – Tickets $20
Hailing from Toronto, Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter whose music strikes a beautiful balance between Folk/R&B and Pop. 2017 saw the release of his latest offering, SIGNAL HILL; a 7-song collection of rhythmic Canadiana that landed Leon a nomination for Emerging Artist at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Canadian Beats says the record is “Full of emotion and passion” and that “Mattie Leon is onto something brilliant”.
As SIGNAL HILL continues to get play on Canadian College Radio, songs from the record have also been featured on CBC’s new web series PEOPLE WATCHING. In the last few years Mattie has had songs receive national radio play, has opened for national acts like Wild Rivers, Jared and The Mill, Scenic Route To Alaska, and Birds of Bellwoods, played showcases at Canadian Music Week, received an Arts Acclaim Award from The City of Brampton, toured from coast to coast (Summer of 2018) and has been featured/interviewed on countless radio shows and podcasts including CBC Radio 1’s Fresh Air and Humble and Fred.
A veteran of the Canadian Music scene, having performed full time across Canada and The US for over 30 years, Dean Batstone has been based in New York state since 2007. A charismatic live performer who works solo or with a band, he has recorded 11 full length albums with some of the most iconic musicians in America.His most recent double release of 2 CD’s, ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Broken’, is witness to his prolific nature and measurable talent.