Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.
Royal has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, a 5-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high-profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice.
His career finds him headlining world-class venues like Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and The Winspear Centre in Edmonton. It also finds him supporting artists like Bonnie Raitt andDavid Gray on their national tours.
Royal Wood hasn’t let the pandemic slow him down. He and his wife Alison had their first child Henry John Royal. He released his “Live at Massey Hall” album on Jan 15th, 2021, and headlined live streams with several symphonies including Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Niagara Symphony in St. Catharines.
Now he is wrapping up his busy year by recording his new full studio album remotely in Toronto with Montreal-based producer Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire). The album features songs co-written with the powerhouse Linda Perry (Adele, Alicia Keys) and UK phenom Jamie Scott (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber). The new album will be released in Fall 2022 and will coincide with a national headline tour with dates that already include the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Massey Hall in Toronto.
After 10 years of classical operatic vocal training, Mathew V moved from Vancouver, Canada to London, England at the age of 17, where he found his signature sound. Following his musical awakening overseas, Mathew has accomplished a lot since returning home to Canada. Mathew penned a deal with 604 Records and his debut single “Tell Me Smooth” went top 40 on Canadian Radio & Billboard Charts for 18 weeks. Mathew has collaborated with the likes of Dan Mangan, Shaun Frank, Fly By Midnight, Luca Fogale, Jocelyn Alice, Raaban and more. On stage he’s opened up for Betty Who, Ria Mae, Hanson, Daya, and MAGIC! to name a few. His debut album “The Fifth” charted in both Canada and the US with both of Mathew’s albums earning critical acclaim from press outlets such as Nylon and Billboard. Following placements on shows such as Love Island, Mathew has charted top 50 on Shazam in over 72 cities. Now with a catalogue over 50 million streams, Mathew is making new music, pushing his boundaries and setting his sights on new highs.