Al-Maranca is a southern italian multi-instrumenatlist-singer-songwriter-producer based in London since 2000. Very much involved in both studio and live activities in the UK capital, over the last few years he has also been working with international producers and artists: Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy..) Polly Paulusma, Oojami, Damian Draghici, Alex Pascall, Lockhart, etc. In 2004 Al founded Round Coloured Note, a concept-band-brand, inspired by the writings of sufi master Hazrat Hinayat Khan. The debut album "From Poison to Medicine" has just come out!
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Professional musician since 1991, Al-Maranca is a bass and saz player, singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer.
Born in the South of Italy, near the Volcano Vesuvius, in year 2000 he moved to London, a very important city for his apprenticeship, playing all sorts of genre and getting known in the UK capital`s music scene.
Al-Maranca has worked with many international names:
producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy, Paolo Nutini) folk singer Polly Paulusma (One Little Indian Records), rumenian popstar Damien Draghici, Alex Pascal (BBC), Zoe Rahman (Mobo 2012), Davide Mantovani and many other artists and musicians of all kinds and race.
In 2004 he formed the band Round Coloured Note and after four years he produced and released the debut album "From Poison to Medicine". The original band is now reformed and in preparation of a new album to be released in 2014.
Al-Maranca`s musical research is about the Mediterranean cultural identity, from Morocco to Turkey, mixed with all the music influences he got through living many years in London, shaping his rather original fusion of Med, Middle East and West african music, funk, blues, rock, dub and more.
He currently lives between London and the South of Italy.