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 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 an album.The list of names includes: 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 just 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) and his brother Joe Hammond on trombone.  As a Live band their format is flexible,changing members slightly according to the situation.
Most regular members so far: Marco Magnani, John O'Sullivan, Shin Okajima, Javier H. Ayensa, Fabio Mongelli .  On a few occasions, Fabio Serrone, Tom & Joe Hammond, drummer James Ovens,Keyboardists Lucie Rejchrtova & Charlie Bennett (these last 3 previously in Instant Flight) played on stage with them.  Mark & The Clouds first album "Blue Skies Opening" has been released on CD & Vinyl by Mega Dodo Records on 30th June 2014.