Matt Wells just might be the only music journalist who has interviewed Slayer then jumped on stage to open for them, recorded a song with Huey Lewis, and performed a Led Zeppelin song onstage with half of Van Halen. As the face of MuchMore, Matt combines his years of experience as a songwriter, video director and performer with an East Coast chivalry, sociability and quiet charm that has helped him find a special connection with the musicians and celebrities he has come face to face with.
Born and bred in Newfoundland, Matt got his start in the broadcasting world as host/videographer in Halifax on MuchMusic's GOING COASTAL where he helped exposed music fans to artists like Hot Hot Heat, Wintersleep, Matt Mays, and Feist before they were thrust into mainstream consciousness. He also spent 11 years as the lead singer of the notorious hardcore metal band Bucket Truck who released 4 albums, 10 music videos and performed to audiences as big as 30 000 people around the world before playing their final show in 2007.
After making the move to Toronto, Matt was nominated for a Gemini as host of the MuchMoreOriginal program Where You At, Baby?! chasing down the most popular musicians of the '80s and '90s and entering their world. Matt found himself fly fishing with Huey Lewis at his Montana Ranch, house hunting with Tiffany in Nashville and hanging out with Ice T when he voted for the very first time in New Jersey. Matt also had the opportunity to put his interview chops to the test at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver as host of the ctvolympics.ca Digital Lounge where he interviewed Canada's Olympic medal winners and also found himself covering the Canada/Russia Men's hockey game, at Russia house... wearing a Sidney Crosby jersey.
With well over 1000 interviews under his belt, Matt has earned rave reviews for his insightful, well-researched approach. He's interviewed the likes of Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Gene Simmons, The Police, Rob Halford, Mötley Crue, Kings of Leon, Daniel Lanois, Tom Morello, Metallica, Aerosmith, Chris Cornell, Ben Kingsley, Meatloaf, Genesis, Lady Gaga, Guy Ritchie, Benicio Del Toro, John Cusack, Andy Samberg, and Matt Damon. He also tackled the notoriously challenging Lou Reed who said his interview with Matt was one of his best ever.
Matt continues to bring the music as the face of MuchMore delivering his daily "Matt Tracks" which is an ongoing list of songs, past and present, he thinks you should hear. He also continues to write, record and perform as one half of the roots/folk duo Lazybones.
“You know you done me wrong baby, you’ll be sorry one day”. Tunes this week from Iron Maiden, Jack White, Cadence Weapon, Band of Skulls, B.B. King. Share the music.Read More
“I wanna go to New York City cuz they tell me it’s the place to be….”.Tunes this week from Fun w/ Janelle Monae, Public Image Ltd., Regina Spektor, The Demics (by way of the The Bloody Five), and Peter Katz.Read More
“She smokes a pack a day, wait that’s me but anyway….” Tunes from Train, Stevie Wonder, Said the Whale, The Head and the Heart.Read More
“Cancer, and my name is Larry, huh, and I like a woman that loves everything and everybody because I love everybody and everything. And you know what, ladies, if you feel that this is you, then this is what I want you to do…” Tunes from Mumford & Sons, Bob Dylan, The Roots, The Floaters, and Poor Young Things.Read More