The Matt Remenda Ensemble

Categories: Groups and Duos, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Alternative, Folk, Rock, World


Matt Remenda
Saskatoon, SK


Wielding an eclectic brand of folk/roots/jam rock, the Matt Remenda Ensemble wants to give as much as it possibly can at every performance.  They will lure you in with waves of cool and gentle tunes to get you swaying, then crank the knob to eleven to deal a knock out blow with face-melting solos.  The Saskatoon-based quartet, consisting of Matt Remenda (guitars, vocals), Nathan Abramyk (drums, percussion, didgeridoo), Cameron Baribeau (keys) and Michael Stankowski (vocals, bass), have just released their first album in 2018 and are moving towards the release of a follow up in 2019.  However, the live performances are truly where the magic happens.  The Matt Remenda Ensemble is sure to have you dusting off your tap shoes at one moment then have you head banging in the next.



  • So Long Forgotten

    Various Artists

    October 2018

    This album is a collection of eclectic and gritty roots/folk/rock songs that were born over the course of almost five years. The major influences on this recording were artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper, Jeff Lang and John Butler Trio. The earlier ensemble dissolved before they could release the record, and the entire project was left on the cutting room floor since 2013. Newly reformed with a new lineup, the Ensemble is back playing live shows, and have finally released the album. The band plans to follow up by heading back into the studio in 2019 for their sophomore record. Recorded at: Mosaic Music, Prince Albert. Produced by: Matt Remenda. Released: October 20, 2018.

  • First the Heart

    Various Artists

    May 2019

    Track Listing

    1. Bad Dreams

    2. Burn it Down

    3. One Way Out

    4. I Will Wait

    5. Coming Home

    Matt Remenda: Vocals, guitars; Nathan Abramyk: Drums, percussion; Michael Stankowski: Vocals, bass; Cameron Baribeau: Keys.

    Produced by Matt Remenda.  All songs written by the Matt Remenda Ensemble. Recorded and engineered by Richard McFarlane at Mosaic Music in Prince Albert SK. 


Coming Home

From So Long Forgotten

Tired Eyes

From So Long Forgotten

Bad Dreams

From First the Heart

Burn it Down

From First the Heart


  • SaskTel MaxTV Sessions: The Matt Remenda Ensemble

    Shot at the Dancing Sky Theater in Meacham Sk on March 7, 2019. The Matt Remenda Ensemble is: Matt Remenda - Vocals, guitars; Nathan Abramyk - Drums, percussion; Michael Stankowski - Vocals, bass; Cameron Baribeau - Keys. Audio recording by Glen Ens. Audio mixing by Cosmic Pad Studio. Production by Bamboo Shoots. Hosted by Curtis Anderson.

  • Salon Sessions House Concerts Promo - The Matt Remenda Ensemble

    This is a highlight video from a house concert on March 30, 2019 put on by "Salon Sessions House Concerts". Thank you to Jo, Jay, Malcolm, Ryan, Nathan, Mike and everyone for making this an unforgettable evening!

  • Salon Sessions House Concerts: The Matt Remenda Ensemble - I Will Wait

    A clip from a house concert that we did on March 30th, 2019 with Salon Sessions.