Israeli born bass player, producer and composer Liran Donin has been involved with high profile and cutting edge artists, bands and projects both nationally and internationally, a highly sought after bass player across a varied musical spectrum. With his distinctive power house groove 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 Mulatu Astatke, rock and pop artists such as Chrissie Hynde and US indie band Here We Go Magic to name but few. He has also worked with the late great Tabla maestro Pandit Shardah Sahai and the vocalsit Aruna Sairam amongst many others whilst his distinctive bass could also be heard on film, radio and TV.
As a music producer Liran has worked with an array of artists including his recent work with Namvula, Led Bib, World Service Project, Ranjana Ghataks and RESOLUTE by Raph Clarkson.
As a composer Liran has been working on a range of commissions including radio and documentary 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 2020.
Donin is currently touring his debut album with his band 1000 Boats featuring an exciting and fiery band comprised of Chris Williams (Let Spin) on alto sax, Josh Arcoleo (Mark Guiliana) on tenor sax, Maria Chiara Argiro (These New Puritans) piano and Ben Brown (Waaju) on drums to astounding reviews:
“Best 10 Jazz Albums for 2018” * * * * The Guardian
“Top 10 Releases of 2018” * * * *Jazzwise
“ Top 5 album for 2018” * * * * JazzPort
“ A Great Story Teller “ ***** , Jazzism
“EXCEPTIONAL ALBUM“ * * * *
The Guardian - Album of The Month, John Fordham,
“Cultural and musical statement of fierce beauty“ * * * *
Nick Hasted, Jazzwise
“Excellent debut“ * * * * Roger Farbey, All About Jazz
“ 8 Songs is one of the most invigorating new jazz albums” * * * * * Ian Mann Jazz Mann