For those in the GTA-west area, don’t miss Matthew at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on February 20th, 2015 (ticket info and show details on the tour dates page).
2014 was a good year that saw the recording and release of Matthew’s 8th album Big Romance produced by Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, a couple of great Canadian tours with The Franklin Electric and Jenn Grant as tour-mates, a big show at Massey Hall in Toronto with sister Jill Barber, a month-long run of The Graduate at the Segal Centre in Montreal in September with original music performed by Matthew and Justin Rutledge, and continued appearances on drums with long-time collaborator Doug Paisley.
Matthew is currently soaking up the sun in Los Angeles writing and rehearsing for upcoming projects which include the recording of an album with his sister Jill Barber, and the role of “The Singer” in the world-premiere of a new John Patrick Shanley play entitled A Woman Is A Secret to be staged at The Theatre Centre in Toronto this March 19 to April 5.
Stay tuned for more spring tour dates in Ontario to be announced soon!
Matthew will be supporting his sister Jill at Knox United Church in Calgary on Nov. 6, as well as with his band in Belleville at the Empire Theatre on Nov.14, the night before the Barbers take over Massey Hall in Toronto on Nov. 15th. Also, the Matthew Barber/Jenn Grant double bill will be at The Exchange in Regina on Nov.11. Details for these and Matthew’s other November shows in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Edmonton and Winnipeg are on the tour dates page.
Matthew will be heading out west with his band for the first time in a few moons to play some shows with new label-mate Jenn Grant. He will will then return home to Toronto for a special show with sister Jill Barber at the legendary Massey Hall on Saturday Nov 15. You can find show details and ticket links here.
Matthew is currently in Montreal writing songs with Justin Rutledge for a new production of The Graduate at the Segal Centre for the Arts. Barber and Rutledge will also be performing the music live in the show which runs from Aug 31-Sept 21, 8 shows a week. Tickets available through the Segal Centre Box Office.
The folks at CBC Music are currently streaming the entire new album here.
Also, you can vote for “Lose Your Love” on the CBC Radio2 Top 20 here.
You can now pre-order the new album on iTunes and get the first single “Magnet Eyes” right away. The rest of the album becomes available on May 27. Here’s the iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/big-romance/id875731698
Matthew and his band will be rolling through Stratford, Ottawa/Wakefield, Kingston, Burnstown, Toronto, Hamilton, London and Waterloo this spring in support of his forthcoming release Big Romance (out May 27). We’d love to see you at a show! Please check the tour dates page for venue and ticket details.
We are pleased to announce that the new album Big Romance produced by Gary Louris will be coming in May. Here’s the tracklisting: Hold Me, Magnet Eyes, Big Romance, When She Comes Over Me, On The 505, Lose Your Love, Magic Greg, If Our Timing Is True, Dance Of The Honey Bee, Still Beating.
Matthew and his band will be playing this Friday Jan.31 at the Burlington Arts Centre and Saturday Feb.1 at Meaford Hall. Both shows will be opened by Mo Kenney from Nova Scotia. For ticket info please follow the links on the tour dates page.
12 new songs have been recorded for Matthew’s forthcoming record expected out in the spring of 2014. The sessions took place in part at Toronto’s Revolution Studio in Leslieville and were finished at Greg Keelor’s farmhouse studio east of Toronto. Gary Louris of the Jayhawks produced the sessions. In addition to Barber’s guitar, piano and vocals, the album features contributions from Julian Brown (bass), Dean Stone (drums), Jesse O’Brien (piano), Steve O’Connor (organ), Michelle McAdorey (vocals), Jill Barber (vocals), James McKenty (guitar and recording engineer) as well as guitar and vocals from Louris.