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Mat Mirol is a musician producer, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Belgium.

He plays vocals, electric bass, double bass, guitars (including 8 strings), Alto & Tenor saxophones and some world music instruments (Saz, Ghembri,..) Musician with eclectic tastes, he has navigated between Blues, Stoner, Jazz, Electro, world music, alternative music, Latin music and contemporary music

Nominated for the Belgian Music Awards in 2014 for the album Unity Buenas Ondas (bass) and then won 2 Belgian Music Awards in 2017 with Kel Assouf in the World Music category for the album Tikounen (rank in transglobalcharts, many 5 stars music reviews  likeThe guardian, Songlines, The independent, Future music , les inrocks ...)

He has performed all projects in Vietnam, Cyprus, Egypt, Switzerland, Maghreb, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Croatia and has played in venues in Europe, Olympia, Elysée Montmartre, Dour, BSF, Couleur Café, Womad UK (live on BBC)  Womad Spain, INmusic Zagreb, Gagnef festival (Sweden) .. and has recorded/participated in about fifty albums as a sideman, leader or producer/arranger and has accompanied various international artists since 1996 :  bassist for Tonton David, Mike Shannon, Buenas Ondas (unity) Kel Assouf (Tikounen ) and has shared the stage with Patrice Boudot-Lamot, Jean luc Millot (têtes raides), Doudou Weiss (Magma), Celinho Barros, Tarcisio Gondim, Imed Alibi, Bombino, . ... he produced in 2019 the album People"under his project name "Naked Form" . currently playing as guitar player, arranger and producer with urban Process"and Josselin Beaumont

 

He has collaborated on several film soundtracks with Julien Tatham, as well as on performances. (Because we don't know ... the live show at Point Ephèmère in 2009 & Hakawati - tales in 2015 at the Arab World Institute 

They find themselves together in a complementary agreement and a vision of the common artistic expression and produce the films Centrum (2004 / real : J.Tatham), Lydia 15 years (2008 / real : J.Tatham - selected at the 3rd experimental short film Detmold - 2007 - Germany) and Because we don't know this place (2013 / real : J.Tatham)

he also composed the soundtrack of the movie "En Chemin" by Antoine Brynaert

 

He has been a music teacher for guitar, bass, theory and arrangements at Acms, Allegro music, NATO (usag), and in various associations. He had among his students : Stephane "kid" colling (Kid Colling cartel), Thibault Demey (Doowy, Lost Frequencies) Matteo Mazzu, Maxime Lhussier (Dan san, Glauque), Felix De Laet (Lost Frequencies)

 

Nominations :

 

- LYDIA 15 YEARS " selected at the 3rd experimental short movie Detmold - 2007 - Germany (director : J.Tatham)

- Album " Unity " by Buenas Ondas at the Octaves de la Musique - category Urban music - 2014

 

Awards :

- Winner NECC competition - music City - (drunk and dirty / 2003)

- Brukmer golden award (Belgium - Kel Assouf /2017)

- Octave world music (Belgium ) with Kel Assouf /2017

- Octave Zinneke Brussels (Belgium) with Kel Assouf /2017

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