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Mate (Matthias Lechner) is a singer/songwriter from Trier, Germany. He wrote & released his first EP “Chasing Memories” in early 2006 with the help of producer Rafael Haymann. In the following years, he mainly played acoustic sessions with guitarist Christoph Ball & collaborated with various other musicians.
In 2009, he teamed up with songwriter & producer Johannes Bühler. With the support of his
new writing partner, he created the songs for his second EP “Every Now and Again” which they released in early 2012. “Morning Light” and “Aimless Journeys” were both featured on two German radio – stations (SWR DASDING/bigFM). Furthermore "Morning Light" won the Streetlight - Media/Berlin competition. The song "Ellen" was remixed worldwide. Leitbur from Los Angeles, California contributed the best mix (voted via facebook).
In 2011, Mate founded the band “Civilianz”, an alternative project based in Trier, Germany. Furthermore, he decided to work on the new Singer/Songwriter LP "Shut Down at Midnight" with songwriter & producer Martin Ferring. The result will be released as "Martin & Mate" in 2013.