Matthew Good with special guest Melissa Bel
Matthew Frederick Robert Good, born June 29, 1971, is a Canadian musician whose multi-platinum career has spanned almost two decades. Between 1995 and 2012, Good has released nine studio LPʼs, three EPʼs, a live album, and, begrudgingly some might claim, a ʻbest ofʼ collection focusing on the first decade of his career. All of Goodʼs full length studio releases have achieved at least Gold status, and since 1999 none have debuted outside of the top 5.
Beyond music, Good is also known for his support of various causes, most notably his dedication to raising awareness regarding mental health issues (Good suffers from Bipolarity) and human rights. For the better part of a decade, Good has written commentary for his official website focusing primarily on the subjects of militarism, neocolonialism, US foreign and covert policy, the declination of human rights post 9/11, and his opposition to the federal governmentʼs dedication to Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan. He is an advocate of Ceasefire and has, in the past, contributed to The Guardian online.