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Ontario's Matthew Holtby Has Released The Single & Video For 'This Old Heart' Ahead Of Upcoming EP

Warkworth, Ontario's Matthew Holtby has been writing original heartfelt music for the past two decades. The former frontman of band's like The Coachlites, Say Ritual and The Champion Heartache is taking things in a new direction by releasing new music using his own name.

A former Announcer in the Broadcasting Industry, Holtby was an On Air Personality for stations in Oshawa and Peterborough before venturing into music full time. He now resides in a quiet little town surrounded by rolling hills, in a community of artists and musicians alike.

His latest single "This Old Heart" saw its independent release in December of 2022, and the accompanying video was shot at his home with family and friends dancing in his basement, his wife and kids also make several cameos. The song was recorded and produced by Michael Phillips at his home studio in Peterborough.

His band consists of family too, including Holtby's own Father on piano. Look forward to hearing a brand new EP in the Spring of this year, along with a slew of live dates in and around Ontario.

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