Born and raised in Toronto, Dante Matas began writing music on the piano at the age of eight. After forming his first band at the Etobicoke School of the Arts as lead singer and guitarist, Dante would discover music to be his lifelong passion and a means to his creative expression.
Today, as a multi-instrumentalist and producer with an MA in philosophy and a penchant for poetry, Dante has combined his interests to create his own unique brand of indie-pop, folk, and experimental music. He is influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, and Leonard Cohen among many others. Dante’s music tends to have a contemplative and introspective character to it, but never at the expense of a catchy melody.
Having released both “A Colourful Headache” LP in 2018 and “Midnight Sun” EP in 2017 and promoting them both with an east coast tour, Dante has been steadily putting out new singles to add to his musical repertoire. His music has been used in commercials, PSAs, popular YouTube channels and gets airplay on both Canadian and American college and specialty radio.
Dante writes and records music daily, plays frequent shows with his band, and is constantly perfecting his musical craft. Dante’s overall drive is to communicate human emotion through music and lyrics in a way that resonates with a diverse audience.