Mandrake is a 5-piece band from Livorno, formed in the Spring of 2010 by Giorgio Mannucci (formerly of The Walrus). Mannucci brought together a group of musicians of varied backgrounds, who came to meet via the internet.
Mandrake mixes folk with classical, pop with traditional. Their original formula was very well received at the 2010 Rock Contest organised by Florence’s Controradio and held at the Auditorium Flog, where they reached the finals. They were also finalists in the Tuscan heats of the 2010 Italia Wave contest.
“Zarastro”, produced at Ice Factory Production, Livorno by Tommaso Bandecchi, released December 2011.
Dancing with Viga (2015)
Giorgio Mannucci (vocals and guitar, piano, ukulele)
Asita Fathi (violin, viola)
Stella Sorgente (double bass)
Tommaso Bendecchi (bass guitar, guitars)
Federico Silvi (guitars)
Gabriele Bogi (drums)
Other artists who appear on Mandrake’s first album are:
Tiziana Gallo (flute)
Cristiano Tortoli (mandolin)
Tommaso Bandecchi (electric bass)
Dario Solazzi (electric bass)
Marta Bardi (vocals)