Mat Osman

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Mat Osman
Suede 2012.jpg
Mat Osman performing with Suede at Lokerse Festival in Lokeren, Belgium in 2012
Background information
Born (1967-10-09) 9 October 1967 (age 49)
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts Suede, The Pigs and Suave And Elegant

Mathew David "Mat" Osman (born 9 October 1967) is an English musician who is known for being the bassist of 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. It was here that he befriended future Suede lead singer Brett Anderson, and was in early garage bands with Anderson 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 programs, 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.

Osman is the London editor of the email magazine le cool[1][2] and the editor of their London guidebook, published 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 for the television production company Endemol UK.[3] and co-presents the BBC daytime quiz show Pointless.[4]


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". Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ BBC Daytime re-commissions Pointless BBC Press Office Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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