Prime Bling, is delighted to welcome Mardi Gras. This 6 piece band who formed in 2001 have been very busy lately with releases and tours so lets meet the group members and find out what they have been up to.
Liina Rätsep: vocals.
Fabrizio Fontanelli: acoustic guitar.
Alessandro Matilli: piano & keyboards.
Carlo Di Tore Tosti, bass.
Valerio Giovanardi: drums.
Fabrizio Del Marchesato: electric guitar.
It was back in 2006 that Mardi Gras released their first full length album “drops made”. The band toured extensively throughout Italy and Ireland, first as an acoustic duo, then as a full electric band. One of Italy’s premier live acts, and one of the Italian acts most listened to on the MySpace Platform they shared stages with Glen Hansard and the Frames, Billy Bragg, Mundy, Noah and the Whale, Micah P HInson to name but a few, while also playing big festivals and independent showcase all throughout their country with rave reviews and radio interviews.
Neil Young, choose two Mardi Gras songs for his special section of his Website, called “Songs of the times” anti war, peace and protests song from artists all over the world!With two more records (“Among the Streams” recorded and mastered in Rome and Nashville, and “Playground” recorded and mastered in Rome and Abbey Road) and few singles that charted in the Italian charts, the band also played Sziget Festival and toured Ireland extensively.The band has also recorded with Liam O’Maonlai, from Hothouse Flowers, Mundy and Mark Geary, through the years, a strong bond with Ireland!
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