Mathis Haug

« ... World citizen. Mathis is a true melting pot of nationalities and musical styles.» Rolling Stone

Singer-songwriter, guitarist & Producer

« ... His charisma and eccentricity are explosive on stage. » L’Humanité 

This Franco-German singer, guitarist and songwriter is one of the best-kept secrets on the European scene. An alumnus of Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, the Staple Singers and Tom Waits, with a touch of John Cougar Mellencamp, Mathis offers a unique mix of blues, folk and gospel roots energized by his own vision of rock.

Mathis has burned up the music highway throughout Europe for the past two decades, electrifying audiences and getting rave reviews everywhere he played. “I’ve been inspired by styles of music that all have in common incredible swing and energy, he says. Blues and rock’n’roll, of course, but also world music, Louis Prima’s wild rhythm & blues, and Country music” The result is a musical maelstrom that’s both hard to describe, and easy to relate to.

A spectacular showman with a best-selling single in Spain by his initial outfit, Mathis and the Mathematiks, he sings a repertoire of personal anthems with a message, inspired by his perception of the world. “I write about environmental issues and the evolution of the Western civilization, migration in the global age, the mechanization of our societies, always asking myself the same question: What kind of planet are we going to leave to our children?”

In concert, constantly duetting with ace guitarist Benoit Nogaret, Mathis roams the stage like a human thunderbolt. “I can’t explain where our energy and complicity come from. The groove of our guitars, our way to express ourselves on stage is quite unique, making us sound like a full band.” The fact that Mathis plays bass lines and melodies at the same time on his instrument—a fingerpicking technique he learned from the old blues masters—has a lot to do with the irresistible appeal of his music, whether he sings ballads with his acoustic guitar, or firepower songs with an electric six-string.

Wherever he performs, Mathis has made it his mission to turn clubs and festival stages upside down, leaving audiences on their feet, screaming for more. A favorite on the blues/folk/rock circuit throughout Europe, he’s ready to bring his huge sound to other parts of the world, and you can be sure he’ll be a hit on all continents.




Wild time 2021

"Always ready to bring a little something original to the blues so that it never gets boring, Mathis Haug once again doesn’t hold back, and signs with "Kiss My Grits" a pure fireball as we like them. To be enjoyed without any moderation of course!"

Mathis Haug: Guitars, vocals, synth bass & drum loops
Basse sur Fishing with Bill: Benoit Nogaret
Mix: GuyrOOts
Recorded @ home winter 2020
Photo et Artwork: Mathis Haug


Wild Time 2018

"Watch out this is big, really big,…! And you can be sure that this record, by Mathis HAUG, is destined to hold its place in all the record collections worthy of that name.""


Mathis Haug: guitars & Vocals
Rick Steff: Organ, piano, accordeon & backing vocals
John C Stubblefield: Bass, Upright bass & backing vocals
Stef Notari: Drums, percussions & backing vocals
Toni Green: backing vocals on If I Had my way
Krista Wooten Combest: Violin
Sebastian Danchin: backing vocals
Produced by Sebastian Danchin
Recorded & mixed by Daniel Lynn @ Music & Arts Memphis Tn
Photo: Mathis Haug
Artwork: Ben Houlliere


Nueva Onda records 2017

"Powerful voice, warm and rough, excellent guitar playing, irresistible show made of soul, folk and blues ... " Sud Ouest

Mathis Haug: guitars, banjo, Harmonica & lead vocals
Christophe Cravero: Fender Rhodes, Melodica & Violin
Mike Latrell: Orgue & piano
Abdenour Natouri: Upright bass
Stef Notari: Drums, percussions & backing vocals
Nick Vaughan: Fiddle & mandolin
Regis Gizavo: accordeon
Pauline Diamond: backing vocals
Produced by Sebastian Danchin
Recorded & mixed by GuyrOOts
Photos & Artwork: Thyl Detré


Dixiefrog Records 2013

"Singer, storyteller, poet, musician Mathis is all of these, both in his texts and in his diction. His music is like a river, more or less calm, that we travel down in a mixture of apprehension and well-being... " Soul Bag

Mathis Haug: guitars, banjo, & lead vocals
Stéphan Notari: Drums, percussions, piano & backing vocals
Benoît Rapetti: bass, Upright bass
Mike Lattrell: Tuba, mandolin, organ
Céline Bonacina: baryton & soprano Saxophones
J.J Milteau: harmonicas
Produced by J.J. Milteau
Recorded & mixed by GuyrOOts
Mastering: Bruno Gruel - Elektra Mastering
Photos: J.J. Milteau
Artwork: Barilla design


Dixiefrog Records 2011

"In a world at the confluence of folk, blues, and wise jazz, Mathis Haug, earns his stripes, hands down, as a serious songwriter (that is to say:sensitive, powerful, lively and immediately intimate)"

Mathis Haug: Lead vocals, guitars, banjo
Stéphan Notari: drums
Paul Jothy: Drums & percussions
Julien Capus: bass, Upright bass
Keys: GuyrOOts
Produced by Mathis Haug
Recorded & mixed by GuyrOOts
Photos & Artwork: Thyl Detré


Productions spéciales 2005

"Mathis cultivates musical fields close to nu-blues without worrying about its traditional form." El Pais

Mathis Haug: Lead vocals & guitars
Denis Capus: Drums & percussions, sampling, keys
Lionel Puyal: Bass
Julien Capus: bass, Upright bass
Produced by Denis Capus
Recorded & mixed by Denis Capus & Lionel Puyal
Artwork: Thyl Detré