The Union Street welcomes back, MATT MINGLEWOOD, to our stage, Saturday, Novemeber 26th. Show starts at 8pm and doors open at 6pm. If you plan on joining us for dinner before the show, please call (902) 538-7787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Minglewood Band has one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues and the other knee-deep in rock. Known for their high octane stage show, joining Matt (guitar/vocals) on stage is Moon McInnis (drums/vocals), Emily Dingwall (bass/vocals) and Jeff Stapleton doing the honors on keyboards & vocals. Shuffling and swinging like nobody’s business, the band will have you enjoying their brand of rock as it should be heard, wrenched from the heart and shot from the hip.
Matt has a long musical history in Canada. A fact confirmed by his exclamation: I’m so old I have music on 8-Track!” Hailing from Cape Breton Minglewood is a natural born musician. Learning to play the fiddle before he could read, he gravitated toward blues and rock n’ roll as a teen when he fell head over heels for the guitar. It is not difficult to hear the influences of artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams etc. but Minglewood infuses his blues sense with the country and Celtic element that is in his bones. He began performing even as a child and by the mid 60’s was in the band scene. The eventual release of his first album “The Red Album” in 1976 put him firmly on the map. Many albums, 3 gold records and 50 years of world circling road work, Minglewood is still a rock n’blues warrior. A great story teller, Minglewood described to his audience how his trusted Gibson (and it’s incredible tone) was bought in 1970 for $300 and how it had suffered being run over by a bus at least twice. This would strongly imply that both guitar and master are perfect partners with many stories to tell. For all music fans with a taste for the blues & rock, to witness this band is a feather in the cap. You will be uplifted. Guaranteed.