Eagle Ex Machina
The musical journey of Matt Cook-Contois started on his traditional territory of Misipawistik Cree Nation through the Frontier Fiddling Program. A combination of classroom learning, the tutelage of his musician Grandfather, and years of practice culminated in back-to-back finals appearances at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship. Matt then relocated to Vancouver and set his focus on performing and becoming a sessional recording artist. He got his introduction to the Vancouver music scene by joining the Clay Ravens, a local indie rock band. He also joined The Sheets, a talented cover band which holds a residency at the legendary Blarney Stone in Gastown. These musical projects allowed Matt to further hone his skills as a performer, songwriter, and singer.
Eagle Ex Machina was created in 2020 to capture the musical identity Matt developed throughout his career. The soundscape of Eagle Ex Machina pay homage and draws on influences such as the Foo Fighters & City and Colour while incorporating a modern approach to Canadian Fiddling.