Hailing from Rome Italy, Margi Gras and are coming to Ireland for their second ever Irish tour. Mardi Gras supported and got to know Irish artists on their last Irish tour such as #Mundy and #TheFrames They are looking forward to “coming home”. They have worked with Mundy on his new album and will be releasing a video with Mundy on Monday, May 4TH.
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 Budapest.
May 21st Slane, boyles
May 22 Bantry #TheMariner
May 23rd #CraneLane Cork
May 24th Dublin the #Mercantile