Originally from Belgium, Carl Durant is a seasoned songwriter with a keen ear for melody and arrangements bringing you an ear fondling mix of finger picked and strummed guitar songs. Solo or with his band Carl mostly plays originals but adds in a few well selected covers here and there. Live or on his newly released EP, Carl delivers songs with a fresh sound and mesmerizing vocal harmonies that musically and lyrically linger somewhere between Mraz and Coldplay, between REM and Muse. Although often starting from a base of acoustic guitar, this is no country and no folk. Recorded&Mixed at his home-based studio and Mastered at ZenMastering in San Diego, the 5-song CD 'Last Place' has a lounge rock feel that translates the ambiance of Carl's solo live performance into a true studio-recorded album with a blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. His debut single 'Appropriate' has been aired numerous times on Radio Sophie, KPRI, Rock105.3FM and 91x in San Diego. Sonically, comparisons with Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm on fire' and with Clannad were made while his voice reminds some people of the Decemberists, Muse or Placebo. Carl shares a musical interest with his fan base listening to bands as Coldplay, Oasis, Jason Mraz, Radiohead and The Killers, while also enjoying electro and techno beats of La Roux, Laurent Garnier and the like.