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Mardi Gras

Liina Rätsep: vocals
Fabrizio Fontanelli: acoustic guitar
Alessandro Matilli: piano & keyboards
Carlo Di Tore Tosti: bass
Valerio Giovanardi: drums
Giuseppe De Paolo: electric guitar

There will be music since there are stories to tell...

Rome based Mardi Gras is a rock act with a difference. Named after Creedence Clearwater Revival's last studio album, the band's musical journey is made of protest songs, poetry, prayers set to music, and a lot more. 2018 marks a fresh breath with a new line up and brand new singles: "Tried" (feat. Claudio Desideri) and groovy soul oriented "Shoes".
Their third album Playground (2015) is a record where ballads, rock, funky and acoustic songs are the playground for the band with all their influences. Mundy, one of the greatest Irish songwriters, is guesting on the album that was mastered by Simon Gibson at Abbey Road Studios in London.
As regular visitors in Ireland, the band has forged connections with some of the best Irish musicians, playing as the support act for The Frames, Glen Hansard and sharing the stage with artists such as Mundy, Siobhan O' Brien, TKO, Micah P Hinson, Noah and the Whale, Billy Bragg, Jack Savoretti and the best Italian independent acts to name a few. Liam O'Maonlai from the Hothouse Flowers features on their album "Among the streams" where a W.B.Yeats's poem is put into music.
Two of Mardi Gras songs, "The wait" and "Scarecrow in the snow" were listed on Neil Young's website "Songs of the Times" where protest songs from all over the world are chosen and listed by Neil Young in person. The band has also enjoyed great success attracting attention internationally on European and US based radio stations and becoming one of the most popular Italian acts with a constantly growing fanbase. Mardi Gras' albums Drops made (2006, Goodfellas) and Among the Streams (2011) received a warm welcome and their singles "Feel Alright" and "Your constellation" did well in Italian charts. "Alys" is a soundtrack for the eponymous Italian Sci-Fi short movie. In August 2013 Mardi Gras played with the best Italian acts at the Sziget Festival in Budapest.

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