Matt Osborne

Matthew Osborne 1972 - 2004Matt Osborne 1972 - 2004

Matthew John Osborne was an extraordinary singer, songwriter and musician who lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Matt passed away in his sleep on the morning of Friday April 23, 2004. This site is dedicated to his memory.

Please join the Facebook group "Matthew Osborne -- In Loving Memory"


  • April 27 2024 6:30pm - 9:30pm -- Matt Osborne 20th Memorial Gathering - Emmanuel United Church 22 Bridgeport Rd West, Waterloo
    This will be a listening party with an unheard/unseen multi tracked audio of Matt performing from 2004!! There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the Wilfrid Laurier University 'Matt Osborne Award' and how the Matt Osborne Trust Fund evolved into this award 6 years ago.

      The award recipients to date are as follows:
    • 19/20 Sarah E. (4th year Community Music)
    • 20/21 Michelle P. (4th year Community Music)
    • 21/22 Linnea M. (3rd year Community Music) Currently in Bachelor of Music Therapy
    • 22/23 - Skylar S.(4th year Community Music ) Currently in Master of Music Therapy
    • 23/24 Jodi D. (4th year Community Music)

Watch the Matt Osborne 20th Memorial Gathering in Waterloo on April 27, 2024

Matt performing "I Want A Girl With Glasses" in 2003


  • March 2019 -- Kickoff Sports Bar's 2019 Matt Osborne Musicians Trust Fund fundraiser raised $1,885! The current trust fund balance is $9,580.94.
  • March 2019 -- Wilfrid Laurier University will be starting a bursary in Matt's name for music students. The bursary would pay $1000 yearly to a music student chosen by the department, and it will be designed to run in perpetuity. More details to come.
  • April 23, 2018 -- Kickoff Sports Bar's Annual Matt Osborne Musicians Trust Fund fundraiser in Waterloo. They raised over $2000!! Please check out the photos from this event.
  • March 2018 update -- Kickoff Sports bar in Waterloo continues to do annual fundraising for the trust fund. In large part due to their efforts the fund will be able to do two more grants in support of artists in the KW area in 2018. An announcement will be made on Arpil 23 2018 to provide details about the grant opportunities and the new trust fund balance will be posted in the near future.
  • April 23, 2014 -- in honour of the 10th anniversary of Matt's death, the following events were held in Kitchener-Waterloo:
    • On April 24, the 10th Anniversary Memorial Jam was held at Cork Hall (352 King St. West in Kitchener, inside McCabes). Please see the Facebook page for more details:
    • On Sunday July 6, A Matt Osborne Tribute Show was held at Waterloo Square, sponsored by the City of Waterloo.
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The Matt Osborne Trust Fund logo was designed and used by kind permission of Rik Emmett.

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