Collage by M.Magnani.Photos by Steve Worrall, Yuki Shimizu, Raffaella Bertolini, SIlvia Delle Piane, Ken Taylor...& who knows who!!!!


Mark & The Clouds at the Alleycat Bar, Denmark Street, London: Marco & Shin (photo by Yuki Shimizu)

Mark & The Clouds at Paper Dress Vintage Shop, London, 12/7/2014. (photo by Silvia De)


MARK & THE CLOUDS


Mark & the Clouds is a London-based band fronted by singer/guitarist/songwriter Marco Magnani (formerly in Instant Flight ) whose idea came to gather lots of musicians/friends to record the first album"Blue Skies Opening"(released on CD & Vinyl by Mega Dodo Records on 30th June 2014).The list of names included: ex Death In Vegas’ Ian Button on drums (now singer/guitarist in Papernut Cambridge), John O’Sullivan on Bass/Guitar/backing vocals (also in Instant Flight + The Snakes & Limozine), Fabio Mongelli on backing vocals (singer/guitarist in The Lysergics), Shin Okajima on drums (he formed The Smokers with Marco years before), Tiberio Ventura on drums (previously with Marco in Italian cult band Avvoltoi) , Fabio Serrone on guitar & bass (guitarist in Mixed Company and JJ King & The Coolers), Javier H.Ayensa on guitar (who recorded his 1st album as J.H.A. Band, in which Marco played bass), Ray Fontana on keyboards, Michele Rossiello on bass(Atomic Workers + That's All Folks), Tom Hammond on trumpet (also in Mixed Company) Joe Hammond on trombone.  As a Live band their format is flexible, changing members slightly according to the situation. Their upcoming second album (to be released in February 2017) has the following line-up: Marco Magnani, John O'Sullivan, Shin Okajima, Javier H. Ayensa & keyboardist Lucie Rejchrtova' - this last one previously in Instant Flight with Marco .  On a few occasions  drummer James Ovens & Keyboardist Charlie Bennett (these last 2 also in Instant Flight) played on stage with Mark & The Clouds.