- a plethora of area musicians set to perform for a great cause -

TORONTO, ON. / June 7, 2004: Singer-Songwriter Matthew Osborne died just over one month ago and his fellow musicians, friends and fans are getting together to celebrate his life and music at one of Toronto's landmark venues The Silver Dollar Room. "Not only was Matt a skilled musician, he was an extraordinary singer, songwriter, teacher and person" says Chris Patheiger, co-organizer of the Toronto memorial and fundraiser.  According to Craig Norris of, the kramdens, "He will remain one of the most important songwriters that we have ever known.  Succeeding where so many 'famous' musicians fail, his songs were witty, moving, poignant and startlingly beautiful".

On Friday, August 6th, 2004 at 8pm crowds will gather at the Silver Dollar Room on Spadina {at College} to hear the likes of Sextant/EMI Recording Artists "the kramdens", Toronto bar scene favourites "Linda M", "Uncle Seth", "The Friendless Youngsters", "Rick Temporaro and the New Low" and a host of other well known musicians {please see the temporary list below and note we will release more acts as they join the event}. For the $10 admission patrons will enjoy the varied sounds of over 15 different acts, paying their respects to the life and music of Matthew Osborne.

All proceeds of this great night will go to the " The Matt Osborne Musicians Trust Fund". This trust fund was built by Matthew's family and friends with hopes that the money will help benefit young aspiring musicians in Southern Ontario. For more info on the trust please visit  "Matt worked tirelessly at helping younger musicians gain exposure and confidence" said Brent Hagerman, editor of Echo Magazine and organizer of the Waterloo memorial, where, Matthew's passing was so profoundly felt that the City of Kitchener donated the use of the Victoria Park Pavilion this past weekend at no cost to host the event to honour him.

All persons/bands named in this release are available for comment on this memorial concert and their individual stories and memories of Matt Osborne through our publicist {see attached}. We will welcome media support of any kind and ask you to post our event on all listing pages.


Event:             The Matthew Osborne Memorial Concert

All proceeds will be donated to the

"The Matt Osborne Musicians Trust Fund"

Date: August 6, 2004
Time: Performances start at 8:00pm
Cost: $10
Where: The Silver Dollar Room - - 486 Spadina Ave., just north of College St.


For additional information please contact:

Bob Kane
The Creative Alliance Network Inc.

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