While undeniably French Canadian, MATAPAT's music reflects influences from a diverse spectrum of musical traditions and cultures. Rooted in French Canadian music tradition, MATAPAT expends the soul and spirit of folk music in new and exciting directions. Its subtle arrangements and a kaleidoscope of styles ranging from Jazz, world-Celtic, R&B, to traditional folk music from Quebec, France, and Ireland, create a unique cross-cultural musical blend. The result? A captivating and powerful performance where engaging folk melodies and spirited World rhythms and tones combine to create a one of its kind musical reunion. Matapat's latest Album is "Que de peine et d'amour" (Such Heartbreak and Love) released in December 2005.
Tommy Gauthier Violin / foot tapping
Francois Dauphin percussions/stepdance
Simon Lepage Bassist
gaston bernard lead singer