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Occurs on Saturday September 3 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3

Production Notes

× Saturday, September 3, 7:30 pm

Matt Cook-Contois & Eagle Ex Machina

Alternative rock and roll with blazing fiddle solos.

Matt Cook-Contois: vocals, fiddle, guitar Erik Severinson: vocals, lead guitar Tom Kuzma: bass Mark Kerrey: drums

Eagle Ex Machina is an alternative rock band founded in 2020 by multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Matt Cook-Contois as a vehicle to combine his love of rock music with a traditional fiddle upbringing. The soundscape of Eagle Ex Machina pays homage and draws on influences such as the Foo Fighters & City and Colour while incorporating a modern approach to Canadian Fiddling. Their debut album features an aggressive approach to song writing, guitar and violin proficiency, and a diverse set of influences to create a unique sonic signature. Matt Cook-Contois’s musical journey started on his traditional territory of Misipawistik Cree Nation through the Frontier Fiddling Program. A combination of classroom learning, the tutelage of his musician Grandfather, and years of practice culminated in back-to-back finals appearances at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship.

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