Matt Gerber - Lady Bugs and Dandy Lions - Singer/Songwriter

A Toronto, Ontario singer/songwriter with a knack for crafting quirky, yet heartwarming songs, Matt Gerber is known for his ability to capture an audience’s attention with his combination of ukulele, kazoo and clever lyrics.  Growing up in Wellesley, Ontario, Gerber sang in youth choirs and in a Barbershop Quartet.  It was soon after University that he caught the songwriting bug.  

By the time 2009 rolled around, Gerber, along with Mel Deogrades, John Prinos, Joseph Shaar and Jamie Birnie had formed the band Thirst and Stop.  Thirst and Stop released their debut album “Airing The Pilot” in December of 2009.  In the Fall of 2013, Gerber released his first self-produced full length solo CD, “Ain’t That Dandy!”.  

Fast forward to November of 2017 and, like Vitamin Joy, from outer space, Gerber’s latest full-length solo album “Lady Bugs and Dandy Lions” arrived, providing a dose of up-beat/kid-friendly music to charm and delight listeners.  “Lady Bugs and Dandy Lions” is produced by Harrison Fine (2 time recipient of NOW Magazine’s Best Producer award for 2014 & 2015). 

“Lady Bugs and Dandy Lions” was well received, gaining a “High Five” from Kinderling Kids Radio (Australia) and with several songs from the album garnering notable accomplishments. 

“Buzz Off Mosquito” – Winner of 2019, Folk Music Ontario Songs From The Heart Award for Children’s Category 

“Buzz Off Mosquito” – ISC 2019 Honorable Mention for Children's song. 

“Dance Little Ladybug” – The U.S.A. Songwriting Competition 2020 Finalist 

“Every Dog Has Its Day” – ISC 2020 Honorable Mention for Children’s song. 

“Mr. Furious” – ISC 2020 Semi-Finalist for Comedy/Novelty song 

“You’re So Beautiful” (co-written with Heather Hill) – ISC 2021 Semi-Finalist for Children’s song. 

Gerber has worn many musical hats including; 

Music Director for the long running “Mullet’s Night Show”, a talk-show format live program.  
MC for Winterfolk 2020 showcases at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. 
Juror for 2020 Folk Music Ontario Songs From the Heart   

Gerber is an avid board game player and movie buff, who also happens to enjoy camping in the great outdoors. 



Previous events

Winterfolk XVIII

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Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

I will be your MC for the Winterfolk XVIII showcases in the Southern Cross room on Saturday from 2:30 to 7:00, and the MC for the showcases in the Tiki room on Sunday from 4:30 to close. Both rooms are located in the Tranzac Club.

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