NEWS: SONIC CONCERTS presents MATT MAYS at THE SEAHORSE TAVERN, DEC. 16 & 17

Matt Mays will return home to Halifax for the holidays to perform two intimate shows with his band at The Seahorse Tavern on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17.

Mays was recently awarded Best Canadian Short for his film "Surfer’s Road" at the 2011 Canadian Surf Film Festival in Halifax.  He has made a career out of defying expectations. From his early days as a member ‘alt-country’ group The Guthries, Mays then departed to embark on a solo career with the release of his rootsy-laid back self-titled debut.  He garnered two JUNO Award nominations for the album for New Artist & Adult Alternative Album.

He followed the success with the first Matt Mays & El Torpedo album, produced with Grammy Award-winner Don Smith (Tom Petty, Keith Richards).  It included the album’s first single “Cocaine Cowgirl” which had huge success at Canadian rock radio and led the band to win four East Coast Music Awards in 2006 and landed them on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien."

Mays then produced the music for the ill-fated "When the Angels Make Contact" film. The album was a critical success and received another JUNO nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.  He toured the record with an eight piece band the music and visuals from When The Angels Make Contact.

2008 saw the return of El Torpedo and the Terminal Romance album. Produced in the UK with producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Anvil) the album features the singles “Tall Trees”, “Building A Boat”, and the epic title track. Terminal Romance won the CMW Indies Award and the ECMA for Rock Album of the Year as well as fourth JUNO nomination.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show (including tax) PLUS service charge and go on sale this Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m., exclusively at www.sonicconcerts.comDoors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information on Matt Mays, visit: www.mattmays.com

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