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About Mat

Mat is a guitarist, a singer/songerwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. His primary instruments are flamenco guitar, bouzouki and percussion. He plays a unique blend of folk, flamenco, jazz and devotional music. His soulful playing and singing are often described as moving and evocative.

Mat performs solo as well as collaborating with a variety of inspirational musicians. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of bands and musicians including Senegalese Sufi Fusion Band - Bakk Lamp Fall, Kora player Jali Burama Mbye and as one half of Bhavana (Kirtan). He has also worked with Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Soul Drummers and Orishirishi (Island Monkey).

Mat's early years were spent living and traveling through Southern African which inspired a deep love of African music and rhythms. During his twenties and thirties he travelled and studied music through India, Morocco and Spain (where he also lived for a number of years).

He has studied with Glen Velez (world renowned frame drummer) , Reinhart Flatishler (TaKeTiNa), Lori Cottler, Quim Gironel,  Guitar Institute London and facilitators of The Naked Voice among others.

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