"I wish I had bought this booth earlier! I think it's one of the best investments I’ve made as a musician.
I'm a drummer and from the age of 15 years old I've been playing locally. I live in Barcelona and rentals of premises are very high, so it is necessary to share premises with all that this implies. In addition they are often outside or in neighborhoods far from the centre of town, which requires taking the metro and wasting time and money on travel.
Now I have it installed on the floor where I live and it's a great booth, I have much more time and I have no problem with the neighbors. I always play at reasonable times, but I can even play at night with brushes and nobody has ever complained. I use it to study, to rehearse with jazz trios and some more pop (guitar, bass and drums or guitar, keyboard and drums) groups. I can also make some recordings, as the acoustics are very good."
Xevi Matamala has a diploma in Teaching Music Education from l'UAB, a BA in Jazz and Modern Music with drums as speciality from l'ESMUC and is currently pursuing a Masters in Musicology, Music Education and Interpretation of Early Music at l ' UAB.
As a performer he has participated in various projects of jazz and rock, performing at the Festival de Jazz de Barcelona, Girona, Figueres, Vic and Granollers, at Popkomm in Berlin i SXSW Austin (Texas), in the Auditorium of Barcelona Kursaal of Manresa, Vic l'Antàrtida in Razzmatazz, on the main stage of the Mercat de Música Viva de Vic in Camping l'Jove, the Senglar Rock, in the jazz program at l'TV3 studio, etc
He has released 10 discs, seven through major record companies and three self-released recordings. He has also published a disc accompanying editorial publishing a story format cantata, The nen enamorat of lluna, where he composed all the music.