Toronto based singer, songwriter, and performer, Lynn Moffatt is known for her electric live performances and her powerful soul-filled voice. In her debut, self-titled album (released March 2018), she reflects on her perspective as a small town girl with big dreams. Born and raised in Northern Ontario (Capreol ON), Moffatt always knew she was destined to explore the highs and lows of life as an inquisitive, creative, wanderer. In her lyrics, she often reflects
about how a person's perception and choices are shaped by their environment and patterns they are used to.
Upon receiving her B. A. at the University of Waterloo, Moffatt needed a landing space for her musical vision to come to life and made the move to Toronto. With close friend, Tanya Casole-Gouveia, she formed SidePonyNation, a comedic/multi-media duo. The creative duo became recognized for their hip-hop/acoustic live performances as well as their Youtube channel. In 2013 SidePonyNation received a Digi Award Nomination, and in 2015 were signed on as MUCH Creators (MuchMusic). Moffatt could not get enough of the stage and soon she began singing in numerous cover bands, with shows almost every weekend across Southern Ontario. The thrill of the stage was addicting and although she valued the experience, she felt something was missing- she wanted to perform her own music.
In 2016, Moffatt set off on her first international music tour in the United States with Matthew Riggs (guitarist). The duo performed their original music throughout 25 States including during SXSW Music Festival. It was a learning experience for the young artist and once back in Toronto, Moffatt knew she would need a funky, rhythmic train of talented musicians to take her songs to the next level. The Lynn Moffatt Band was formed with Matthew Riggs (guitar), Tyson Hisler (bass), Chris Hall (electric pedal steel), and Stefan Loebus (drums).
Long-time mentor and friend Chris Hall (arranger/composer/producer) opened his studio to the Lynn Moffatt Band where they began to rehearse and record. Hall introduced legendary producer Terry Brown (Rush, The Cutting Crew) to Moffatt’s music and he came on board to mix the album.
The Lynn Moffatt band plays frequent shows at Toronto’s best live music clubs, including The Dakota Tavern, Cameron House, Orbit Room, Revival Bar, Junction City Music Hall, and more. They have performed during Canadian Music Week, Sounds of the City Festival, and Indie Week. Hop on the Lynn Moffatt train now; this journey is really just beginning.
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