Mat Osman

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Mat Osman
Suede 2012.jpg
Osman performing with Suede at Lokerse Festival in Lokeren, Belgium in 2012
Background information
Born (1967-10-09) 9 October 1967 (age 51)
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
GenresAlternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1989–present
Associated actsSuede, The Pigs, Suave And Elegant

Mathew David "Mat" Osman (born 9 October 1967) is an English musician and the bassist in the rock band Suede. He studied at the London School of Economics, where in 1989 he was awarded a BSc in Economics.


Osman was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, but was raised mainly in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. There he befriended future Suede lead singer Brett Anderson, and was in early garage bands with him such as The Pigs and Suave And Elegant. He co-wrote some of the band's songs, including "Lost in TV", "Europe Is Our Playground", "Attitude" and "Golden Gun". After Suede broke up in 2003, Osman provided music for television programmes, such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Marriage Ref and You Have Been Watching. He returned to perform with Suede when the band reformed in 2010.

He is the London editor of the email magazine le cool[1][2] and the editor of their London guidebook, published in summer 2008. His writing has also been published in British magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.

In 2010, he ran the London end of Tim Kring's Conspiracy For Good project.


Osman's younger brother Richard is creative director of the television production company Endemol UK[3] and co-presents the BBC daytime quiz show Pointless.[4] Osman is a supporter of Crystal Palace F.C.[5]


With Suede


  1. ^ "About Us". Le Cool. 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (26 February 2007). "London scene is full of Es". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Endemol UK - Prize Island uncovered by ITV1". Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ BBC Daytime re-commissions Pointless BBC Press Office Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Premier League predictions: Lawro v Pointless presenter Richard Osman". BBC Sport. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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