The Actual Mafia
The Actual Mafia are a funk/rock 5 piece from Kildare, bringing danceability and good vibes to any stage.
The Actual Mafia are no strangers to the road, the 5 experienced musicians have played shows up and down the country together for the past 4 years, playing with bands such as the Candidates, Tounge bundle, she’s a beauty, the rusty fixtures and radioactive grandma to name but a few.
During this time the band has developed their very own style of funky flavoured rock with jazz influence and a healthy dose of hip hop
Boring is not a word used in any place The Actual Mafia frequent, with a lively frontman , Tight rhythm and intriguing melodies, no feet are left unmoved.
2014 saw the Band record their Debut EP “Bullet to the Chakra” and it’s due for release on the 10th of August 2014
Prior to this will be the release of “The General” the first single of the EP, on the 18th of July.
The Actual Mafia started its life in 2011 with Michael Wilkens, Eoin Leonard, Colin Foy and Hassan Ould Moctar as the original line-up. Initially billed as “The Soulicitors”, the group cut their teeth playing regular gigs across the country, supporting acts such as The Candidates, She’s A Beauty and Tongue Bundle. During this period they developed their signature sound of smart, catchy funk-rock blended with singer Colin’s strong vocals and hip-hop sensibilities. This hybrid style encouraged a willing market for their music to develop.
Following the departure of guitarist Hassan, the band went through a short period of restructuring and rebranding. They added guitarist Alan Folan and saxophonist Richard Ng to the line-up, filled out their sound and dubbed themselves The Actual Mafia.
Soon new songs were written, demos recorded and in the summer of 2013 the Mafia embarked on a campaign of gigs, radio spots and other appearances to promote their new brand.
To date they have played many support slots, headlined several shows and won Turtle Radio’s Summer Jam competition of 2013.
This year will see the release of The Actual Mafia’s debut EP.
They are ready and willing to take the country by storm.