Mat Mirol is a french musician, bass &guitar player, singer, composer,arranger & band director,
born in 1978 in Paris.
after Music academy and a cursus at the Cim jazz school & Atla modern music school in Paris, he started working as a professional musician in 1995 (opening for Maceo Parker). Since that period, he has played with various international artists and possesses great experience when it comes to live performances.
From 2000 to 2019, he has played in Vietnam, Cyprus, Egypt, Switzerland, Morocco, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic... He has recorded 50 albums, and played @ Olympia, Elysée Montmartre (Paris), Womad U.K & Spain, Inmusic Zagreb (Croatia), Gagnef (Sweden), Dour festival, BSF, Couleur Café (Belgium)..
As a studio & live session musician, he plays bass guitar, Double bass, Acoustic & electric guitars, world music instruments (Saz, Ghembri,..) saxophones Alto & Tenor, world flûtes.
Sideman Bass player for Mike Shannon, Doudou Weiss, Buenas Ondas ( Album "Unity"nominated @ Octaves de la Musique 2014) and Kel Assouf (Album "Tikounen" awarded @ Octaves de la musique 2017 in World Music category & BX1 Zinneke)
In 2019/2020, he produces the 1st album of Naked Form "People"
He is also working as sideman with many artists and leading Urban Process Jazz Sound
(International Jazz & lounge for event )
2017 : prizewinner of 2 Music Awards (octaves de la musique world & Zinneke)
& 1 Brukmer golden price world-rock music with Kel Assouf
"...The rock heft comes from the distinctly non-Touareg rhythm section of bassist Mathieu Mirol and drummers Sam Gysel and Alex Rodembourg, whose grooves pound and shake like a cross between Black Sabbath, Led Zep, Queens of the Stone Age and Rachid Taha at his heaviest"
Picture © Alix H.Merchant