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    Rome, Italy


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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 whole lot more. It was back in 2006 this year that Mardi Gras released their first full lenght 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 chose 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 Romeand 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. In the past few years the band has released more singles, a benefit single for Parkinson Research (a Willie Nile rendition titled ""One Guitar"") and a collaboration with one of the finest Irish Trobadour Mark Geary. Readers Digest listed Mardi Gras as one of the seven european acts to keep an eye on: ""An intriguing mix of pop, rock, and soul, with a hint of Irish country and grunge. Sound confusing? It’s not meant to be, and is all packaged up in accessible, catchy hooks, and lyrics with powerful messages at their soul The band is in the studio putting the final touches to the new record scheduled for 2023.

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