Born into the bustling metropolis of Kleefeld, Manitoba, Canada, home to four streets and one bay, Matt Schellenberg moved to the city of Winnipeg so that he would be able to buy a Slurpee whenever he wanted. As a young adult, his house on Lipton Street gave birth to a group called The Liptonians, who won a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Pop Recording in 2008. Schellenberg’s current musical collective, Royal Canoe, recently inked contacts with Nevado Music in North America, Embassy of Music in Europe and Moorworks in Japan. The band has toured the world and has been featured in many a taste-making blog as well as receiving a shout out from the New York Times, Consequence of Sound, and their network television debut on Last Call With Carson Daily.  Along side the band, Schellenberg's work on scoring and composing has brought him into the national spotlight as an emerging composer. His work on commercials, documentaries and feature films has landed him 2017 Visual Media Composer of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and a nomination for Best Original Song at the Canadian Screen Awards. Schellenberg composed the theme music to a new nationally broadcast CBC show this fall called Now or Never.  Stay tuned for much more in 2018.