Connors & Cash Tribute Show – featuring Chad Matthews

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Show Info

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2024, 7:30pm
Adults: $55, under 19s, $30

with special guest Trinity Bradshaw

 

This fall, we are delighted to welcome island singer, songwriter and actor Chad Matthews back to our stage with a double-bill tribute act to two of North America’s greatest country music stars.

Prince Edward Island born and raised, Chad Matthews has been entertaining audiences on PEI and across Canada for the past 35 years.

Chad’s talents are not limited to one genre, he has been performing Gospel shows, traditional and new age Country shows, impersonations, and tributes, and a few years back he even found himself in a motion picture called “Still The Water” directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers. In 2022, The National Film Board of Canada completed a documentary of his life entitled “Then Sings My Soul” which was nominated for an award and can be found on YouTube.

Chad has played to sold out theatres, rinks, and halls while doing impersonations of Country Music greats including Jerry lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. For the past 6 years, he has portrayed the Canadian icon Stompin Tom Connors and is the only recognized tribute act in all of Canada. Chad’s raw yet unique vocal range has allowed him to perform various artist while adding his own style and ability to engage audiences. He has shared the stage with legendary performers such as; John McDermott, Paul Langlois of Tragically Hip, J.P Cormier, Dave Gunning, and countless others.

Chad is a dad of four wonderful boys. He has written, composed and recorded a gospel CD and his own original songs such as “I don’t Know About You”, “Covid 19” and his latest single “Let’s Take a Minute” which can be found on numerous music streaming platforms. Chad, along with his 5-piece band, continue to please audiences wherever he goes.


Trinity Bradshaw began performing at a very young age.  Music was always a part of her life, and she was that little girl with big dreams.  In 2011, she drove to Calgary, Alberta where she quickly started writing, performing, and recording.  In December 2011 she was declared the winner of Sugar Crisp’s “The First 15 – Canadian National Songwriter’s contest. In 2013 Trinity won the much-coveted Amp Radio Rock Star battle of the bands which kick-started her career.

Over the years, Trinity opened for many Country music artists such as Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes and in 2017 she opened for the iconic Shania Twain in Charlottetown PEI, where she performed for an audience of 25,000.  She has played at several music festivals across the country including Big Valley Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and Boots and Hearts Music Festival where she won the Emerging Artist Showcase in 2014 and performed for an audience of 40,000.  Trinity signed a Single deal with Big Machine Records in Nashville.

Her radio singles “Never Drinking Again” and “Good Times” broke the Top 50 on Canadian radio charts and her first single “Big Town” hit the Top 100.  In 2015, Trinity won the Rising Star award at the Alberta Country Music Awards and in 2016, she took home the Female Artist of the year.

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