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Matthew Fleming Live at Mulberry w/Troy Dowding


Matthew Fleming is a professional guitar player, composer and educator whose style ranges from jazz, rock, and folk music. His 19 years of experience has taken him across Canada numerous times, throughout the USA and recently into Europe. Alongside his solo career Matthew has been a part of many local acts such as Terra Lightfoot, The Inflation Kills, Hoosier Poet and Don Vail. You can expect to hear a wide range of solo guitar playing including original compositions, jazz standards and pop classics. He will be joined by the amazing Troy Dowding on trumpet for this performance.
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Mattie Leon Live at Mulberry


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 Canadian Beats says is "Full of emotion and passion" and that "Mattie Leon is onto something brilliant."

Since embarking on his solo career in 2015 Mattie has been busy producing and releasing music, playing throughout Ontario and touring to the far reaches of Eastern Canada. His soulful debut EP, TERRACE, included the song JUST YOU that received airplay on CBC Radio 1 and garnered accolades from then host, Talia Schlanger. He followed up TERRACE with two small releases in 2016 that included standout track ALABAMA which was his first foray into historical material. The song is about Clifford Durr, civil rights lawyer in the 1950's and 60's, who assisted in bailing Rosa Parks out of jail after the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 

In the last few years Mattie has had three songs receive national radio play (JUST YOU,  SO MUCH MORE WITH ME,  BOY), has opened for national acts like Jared and The Mill and Scenic Route to Alaska, played showcases at Canadian Music Week, received an Arts Acclaim Award from The City of Brampton, and taken part in the Canada 150 celebrations at Pearson Airport.

Mattie continues to build momentum with his shows around Toronto and Ontario. If his recent record release show at Rivoli, Saturday night Showcase at The Dakota Tavern for Canadian Music Week, or packed performance at The Drake Hotel are any indication, Mattie is quickly becoming an artist with promise in the music scene of Toronto. 

The new record, SIGNAL HILL, was funded in part by FACTOR and will be supported with a cross country tour in 2018.

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Chelsea Reed & Gillian Nicola Live at Mulberry


Aussie transplant Chelsea Reed proves that evocative lyrics and accessible melodies transcend borders as her formative experiences in Newcastle, Australia now infuse the musical brew she is creating in Toronto, her new home. This triple threat (singer, songwriter, pianist) is preparing to launch her first full-length recording, recorded with the guidance of respected Canadian producer, Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson) in October 2017. The album takes the listener through the psyche of this self deprecating but playful twenty-something, exploring the universal themes of connection and purpose through a unique lens, with songs written by Chelsea herself, along with co-writes with some of Toronto’s sought after songwriting veterans. Piano and voice lessons drew her attention as an early teen, and although she has never really learned how to read music, that didn’t stop her from discovering a gift for songwriting after a jazz composition ended up accidentally becoming a pop song. Her first band was a soul/funk ensemble and she wrote a number of songs in that vein, and then went on to earn her stripes in every kind of cover band, playing pubs, weddings and festivals, singing everything from Billie Holliday to AC/DC. Her wide-ranging understanding of music made her a natural choice to compose music for two critically acclaimed theatrical productions in Sydney. Chelsea initially demonstrated her distinctive songwriting with her original fusion of smart folk sensibilities and indie radio pop in two critically acclaimed singles released in Australia, where she was a fixture in Sydney’s vibrant live music scene. Those lucky enough to catch one of her live performances in Toronto’s singer/songwriter venues are captivated by the full-bodied clarity of her velvety voice, and a Canadian tour throughout 2017/2018 will allow music lovers from coast to coast to experience this exciting talent and call her Canada’s own.
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Laura Keating Live at Mulberry


The world around her is suddenly in closer view.

She writes about the things she sees, the things she hears and the things she  feels. It goes deep.

Laura Keating is a Hamilton-born folk-rock singer-songwriter who engages audiences with her personal stories which are the framework of vibrant melodies. When Keating plugs in her acoustic guitar, away she goes, with vocals that deliver the gentleness and power needed to soothe the soul or wake up the mind. She's on a journey to the heart and soul of life and she invites you along for the ride!

Her collection of songs is derived from a passionate heart and delivered with a compelling percussive style… sometimes mellow and reflective, sometimes raw and edgy but always emotional to the core.  Keating thrives on telling a good story, so there's always a message in her songs.

It can be the simple turn of a phrase, or a gaze at a rippling wave, that triggers a song into existence. Finding beauty in unexpected places entices her to write words which provoke thoughts about our own lives.

Honesty is everything and Keating exposes this fragility on stage and in her debut album Let Me Tell You, being released November, 2017.

Being the youngest sibling surrounded by musical brothers, music was always in front of her. From the early age of seven, Laura was toting around a guitar; then playing the piano to death in her teens; not surprisingly, writing her first songs at the tender age of fifteen. It was her passion then and is again, today

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Music found Laura when she needed it most and her songs speak volumes. Her music is the sum of her parts and she wants to share it with you.

Watch Laura Keating stir passion into performances at local live music venues, patios, fundraisers and house concerts.

For your copy of her debut album Let Me Tell You, contact

Laura on Facebook at LauraKeatingMusician or email

laurakeating.music@gmail.com. Digital uploads and website coming soon.