« Michel VRYDAG, the bass-player, clearly guided us to a super jazz world, all set for accompanying his partners, his soli are bright and luminous. They have brightened up the performance in spite of the gravity of the bass sound » FD – Jazz For you – Jazz Concert Review 2019.
« Michel Vrydag, Bass player … but is enough to describe this virtuoso musician? Originating from the Belgian jazz scene, he performs incredible jazz soli, gives a rhythmic cohesion to the group and I can only recommend to carefully listen « New Sweet Home », a banjo virtuoso piece that the best specialists would not disown, to understand what I am trying to describe with limited words. Here are 15 breath taking titles. Those who like instrumental music can with now risk opt for this blue grass/new grass perl made in Belgium » D Guillot – The Bluegrass Times sept 2019.
« Eclectic and full of surprises » is something that can describe bassplayer and composer Michel Vrydag.
We heard him inside various Jazz projects and encounters with people like Bram Weijters, Bo Vanderwerf, Fabian Fiorini, Stéphane Mercier, Xavier Roge, Antoine Pierre, Bruno Grollet, Laurent Mercier, Bruno Castellucci, Pierre Bernard, Sabin Todorov, Lionnel Beuvens, Casimir Liberski, Tutu Poane, Toni Mora, Paolo Loveri, Dimitri Delvaux, Vincent Thékal, Alex Koo, Bert Cools, Stijn Cools, Eerik Bogaerts, Kris Durinckx and most of the musicians of his generation
Besides being active on the Jazzscene, leading and composing for his own Project “Mapping Roots“, he also tour and write music with the Louvat Bros. (Folk & World music avec lequel il enregistre 3 albums They won the 2012 Liz Meyer award for the most innovative European Bluegrass Band ). He also participates in African and South-American music projects and plays with Balakumar Paralinangam highly regarded percussion player of Carnatic music (South India and Sri-Lanka). He is also active on the Rock and Metal scene. In 2013, He toured with Paul Di’Anno the original singer of the legendary Iron Maiden on his Farewell tout in France. He plays with the rock band Z-Band and record two albums with them
He toured in Belgium, across Europe ( Luxembourg, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, United Kingdom… ), several times in Canada & United States and in India where they shared scenes with musicians from Kashmir, Rajasthan, West-Bengal and Siberia. Hundreds of wonderful concerts, of human experiences that opened his musical and personal horizon.