Erik J. Matthews
"Erik has a special way of writing lyrics and telling stories that touch each person uniquely; an ability to relate to his songs on a personal level. That is a talent and ultimate goal that most musicians strive to accomplish."
Chillliwack, British Columbia, Canada
"I have known Erik since we were kids. We actually played in our first band together. Since that time, Erik has matured into a fantastic musician who has a work ethic to match his musical talent. He has an ear for what he wants and writes songs that can be enjoyed by fans of many different genres."
Drummer and Sound Design
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
"I've known Erik for several years now and I'm very happy to say he has grown quickly in his music and tenacity to get it out there for you folks! I've played with people like Burton Cummings and several Juno winners as well as many hours in the recording studio, and I like the direction Erik and his music are taking. Having played at Maple Leaf Gardens, Roy Thomson Hall, CNE Grandstand and many TV spots, I know the business and how tough it is these days for Canadian musicians. Kudos to Erik. Keep up the good work and I know you will be rewarded. All the best!"
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Original music by creative people needs to be listened to. Even the old classics were fresh and new once. This guy is fresh and new but destined to become classic."
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Garlic Festival - Chilliwack, B.C. - 2015
"I had the pleasure of listening to Erik in Montreal a few years ago. His ability to connect through his storytelling and his heartfelt delivery made an impression on me. It’s always amazing to me how music can open the door to a new friendship. I wish him nothing but the best on his musical journey."
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mariposa...le cafe - Montreal, Quebec - July 2014
"I first met Erik in a little cafe in Montreal that I have been frequenting for a few years on open mic night. Over the years, you just get to know within the first couple of notes when magic is gonna happen and for sure Erik was one of those singer/songwriters that made magic that night. Great songs, great voice and great musician. The only thing that could be missing was him being just a great guy to hang out with. For sure he was that too. It was sad to see him head back to Western Canada but I know we’re gonna hear great things from this young man in the future. I wish him all the luck in the world!"
Lead vocals/Guitar player
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"Erik is a newer face on the scene. Being his first recordings, I find him interesting. He is a fine musician and teacher. Lyrically poignant at times, he delivers melodically with catchy hooks . Erik touches on influences which can often be heard throughout his songs."
Juno Awards' winner
Multiplatinum selling artist
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Rosedale, B.C. - April 2016
"I always wanted to learn to play the guitar but in order to dedicate the time, I had to wait until retirement. As a result, my memory does not have the same recall as when I was younger and it takes me a little longer to pick up new things. At my first lesson with Erik, I knew immediately that I was going to enjoy the lessons. From being a flying instructor for a number of years, I recognized that he was using very effective instructional techniques and adapting them to my needs. This skill set is not easy to come by. I would recommend Erik to anyone, at any age, who has the desire to learn to play the guitar, at their own speed."
Retired Flight Instructor
Guelph, Ontario, Canada