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. 


Matt Osborne Toronto Tribute 2014 at C'est What October 16

  • May 18, 2014 -- announcing the Matt Osborne Artist Grant for KW area musicians!
    • 1st Prize $2000, 2nd $1500, 3rd $1000.
    • Deadline June 20
    • Winners will be announced Sunday July 6 at Matt's KW Tribute Show at Waterloo Square.
    • Send package to Gloria Osborne, 406-225 Bamburgh Cr., Scarborough, ON. M1W 3X9
    • Please submit in the package:
      • CD only of 3 songs OR If sending a full disc be clear about the 3 songs you want to submit by indicating track numbers and song titles
      • Bio including the past and present information about the artist as well plans for the future
      • Photo
      • Your mailing address and full contact info including phone number and email address
      • You must reside in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph regions. Please provide some form of proof.
  • April 23, 2014 -- in honour of the 10th anniversary of Matt's death, we'd like to share a few special announcements:
    • On April 24, the 10th Anniversary Memorial Jam will be held at Cork Hall (352 King St. West in Kitchener, inside McCabes). The jam is scheduled to run from 8 pm to 1 am. Please see the Facebook page for more details:
    • On Sunday July 6, A Matt Osborne Tribute Show will be held at Waterloo Square, sponsored by the City of Waterloo. The show will run from 2pm - 6pm, more details to come.
    • In early September, another Tribute Show will be held in Toronto. Venue and official date and time TBA very soon.
    • War Trilogy Radio Campaign -- an online campaign to get Matt's song "War Trilogy" played on the radio for Remembrance Day 2014. More details to come.
    • In addition, links to video and new unreleased audio for streaming and download will be posted in the coming weeks.


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