A maestro on the piano, a master on the mic, Vancouver’s Matthew Presidentre (he/him) is a bold rock/pop songwriter. Whether performing solo or with his full band, his music’s honest queer perspective invokes nostalgia, small town memories and challenges you to reflect on an exciting journey of self discovery.
Referred to as “one of — if not — the best singer/songwriters our LGBT scene has” by Xtra Magazine (Vancouver), Matty has performed among headliners such as Ace of Base, Dragonette and even shared a stage with Patti Smith (it’s a story)! He is known for his wide range of musical collaborations…and of course his signature leather pants. When he’s not performing live, you can find him writing, or working on his various video series, including YouTube’s “World is Watching” which hosts a rotating roster of LGBTQ2+ performers and allies, and “More Keys w/ Matty P” – an all request show hosted on the Unicorns Live platform.
Never one to settle down, Matthew has independently released 6 full length records while also showcasing his original material at notable music venues such as The Roxy, The Railway Club, The Backstage Lounge, XYYVR and Numbers Cabaret. As an advocate for queer art, his involvement in Vancouver Pride has seen him enthusiastically recognized on the Vancouver pride Main Stage (for over 12 years!), across the country, and internationally. Most recently he toured the mountains of BC for Peak Pride spreading queer entertainment through the province.