RTravel Indie most played April 2017

RTravel Indie most played April 2017
RTravel Indie most played April 2017

Claudia Loddo: vocals & acoustic guitar
Carlo Di Tore Tosti: bass
Fabrizio Fontanelli: acoustic guitar
Alessandro Matilli: piano & keyboards
Walter Palombi: drums
Simone Sammarone: 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 one made up of protest songs, poetry, prayers set to music, and a whole lot
more. Their third album Playground (2015) is out now, a Et-Team production for Aereostella/Fermenti
Vivi label, a record where ballads, rock, funky and intimistic piece of music are the playground for the band with
all their influence both musical and literary. Mundy one of the greatest irish songwriters is guesting on the
album. The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by Simon Gibson (The Beatles, Keane,
U2, Robbie Williams, The King’s Speech). As regular visitors to Ireland, the band has forged long standing
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 of
Hothouse Flowers features on their Among the Stream album on a W.B Yeats poetry put to music. Two of
Mardi Gras songs “The wait” and “Scarecrow in the snow” are currently on Neil Young’s Website “Songs of the
Times” where protests songs all over the world are chosen and listed by Neil Young Online, 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, Route 61 Music) were a very welcome offering from a
band that is a real treat for the ears. Mardi Gras latest release as a singles were “Feel Alright”, “Your
constellation” (tracks who did chart in Italy), and “Alys” a soundtrack for the epynomous Italian Sci-Fi short
movie (CSC Production). On August 2013 Mardi Gras played with the best Italian acts at the Sziget Festival in