Professional musician since 1991, Al-Maranca is a bass 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 star Damien Draghici, Alex Pascal (BBC), Zoe Rahman (Mobo 2012) 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 released the debut album “From Poison to Medicine”. The original band is reforming and in preparation of a new album and a tour for 2013.
Al-Maranca`s research is about the mediterranean cultural identity from Morocco to Turkey, mixed with all the music influences he got through living in the London HUB , shaping his rather original fusion of Med, Middle East and West african music, funk, blues, rock, dub and more.
He now lives between London and the South of Italy, where he`s also a cultural activist and music producer for new talents from his native land.