about Liran Donin
Bass player, producer and composer Liran Donin has been involved with high profile and cutting edge artists, bands and projects both nationally and internationally since his arrival from Tel Aviv, Israel. Currently based in London, Liran rapidly became a highly sought after bass player across a varied musical spectrum. With his distinctive powerhousegrooving and his virtuosic approach to electric and double bass, Liran has been pushing the limits of the bass to unknown territories. He has been recording and touring alongside artists such as Mercury Prize Award nominees Led Bib and Polar Bear, BBC folk award winners The Unthanks, Ethiopian vibraphonist legend Mulatu Astatke, rock and pop artists such as Chrissie Hynde and US indie band Here We Go Magic. He has also worked with the late great Tabla maestro Pandit Shardah Sahai and the incredible vocalsit Aruna Sairam amongst many others. His bass could also be heard on some films and TV works with his recent session for George Lucas and Disney Production film- Strange Magic.
As a music producer his recent work with Namvula gained global rave reviews entering The Best 100 Albums Of The Year list by The Independent as well as a highly successful tour across the UK and Europe. Liran is currently producing both Ranjana Ghataks 2nd album and also Namvula's 2nd release, whilst awaiting the debut release of a highly emotional album by Raph Clarkson's Dissolute Society.
As a composer Liran has been composing for radio and documentary programs and is currently commissioned by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein on her new cutting edge performances MAPS which will be toured across the UK and Europe during 2017.
Donin is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album with his band 1000Boats featuring and accompanied by an exciting and fiery band comprised of Chris Williams (Let Spin) on alto sax, Josh Arcoleo (Native Dancer) on tenor sax, Maria Chiara Argiro (These New Puritans) piano and Ben Brown (Waaju) on drums. The record will be released and toured later in 2017. Stay tuned for more!
“..Virtuosic bass guitarist ..” John Fordham The Guardian
“..Compellingly hypnotic double bass ..” Sean Kitchin The Quietus