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YONATAN GAT

EXPERIMENTAL/WORLD

Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer and composer based in NYC. His solo work was featured in the New York TimesPitchforkVice, New Yorker and People Magazine. He was chosen “Best Guitarist in New York” by the Village Voice in 2013. His work transcends genre, operating between rock'n'roll, performance art and beyond category.

He came to be known as one of the world's top performers as founder and guitarist of Monotonix, hailed by SPIN as "the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll” with concerts shattering the border between performer and audience as band members would duct-tape themselves to the audience, set their equipment on fire, and take their shows outside venues, ending their shows as improvised street raves. These controversial concerts got them banned from playing their home country of Israel, and 2010 saw Gat relocating to NYC, while continuing to tour the world tirelessly. In the last ten years Gat played 1,500 concerts in 50 countries and 5 continents.

He began to record and perform as a solo artist in 2014, maintaining the raw energy he became known for while switching his focus away from the shock-performance style of Monotonix to a more ritualistic, improvised and shamanic musical exploration. His concerts remain sweaty, immersive interventions set in the center of the crowd in clubs, galleries and festivals alike, surrounded by a dancing, dazzled audience. SPIN referred to a these concerts as a "religious experience, a punk-grounded improvisational journey," adding "you’ve never seen anything like it before. Cults have been formed over less”. 

ON TOUR


NOVEMBER 17TH - M POUR MONTRÉAL @ SALA ROSSA

LAtest RELEASE

PRESS

A mind blowingly prolific journey crossing vibes of DIY dives and avant-garde jazz spaces.
— VICE
Middle East-tinged solos over fierce tribal grooves, to ecstatic effect.
— THE NEW YORKER
Echoes of funk from Benin; Cuban son from Senegal; Chicano rock from Los Angeles; Afro-Brazilian soul from Rio de Janeiro; and the pentatonic and Arabic scales that connect much of the world - but there’s always a lilt and an invitation in it. He leaves a space for you to get in. They were playing for themselves and they were playing for you, but they weren’t playing for any static definition of a concert.
— NY TIMES

VIDEOS

MAJOR SHOWS


EUROPE TOUR (2017)
FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC (2017)
TAVERNE TOUR (2017) 
DISTORSION PSYCH FEST (2017)
FME (2016)
LES NUITS PSYCHÉDÉLIQUES DE QUÉBEC (2016)
M FOR MONTREAL (2015) 
SXSW (2015)

CONTACT


marilyne lacombe - MARILYNE@mothland.com