MS MOLLY - EMMA BENWELL
Born into a large musical family Emma has been performing since she was 6 years old. She began her professional musiclal career at the age of 24 when she started writing songs and working with a number of producers & musicians.
Family life was a priority so she was unable to fully invest into her music career for a period of her life. Emma has always had a passion to sing & write and decided to make some life changes to enable her to invest more. Currently working on a collective with 4 musicians & 3 singers who collaborate and create together they are planning to record & release thier first EP in 2021 while also focussing on multiple project with artists & producers all around the world.
Multi-instrument player, currently in force as bass player to MMB.
Began studying music at 7 years old, Piano and Guitar.
Multi ethnic origins and environment (Nigerian-German-Italian) exposed him to a wide range of music styles.
Before and After graduate in contemporary music (Italy) he was presented with an opportunity to wor ( live and session) ranging from rock, pop, and soul.
In addition he found himself in music studies and experiences with opportunities to learn music production technics and sound engineering.
Over the years his music experiences and taste shifted to Motown Music, RnB, Jazz and Neo Soul.
Looking for more music dimension he moved to London, where he was able to play and grow as a Guitarist and Bass Player in Function Bands (Corporates, Weddings, Private Parties).
A full time Soul / Jazz / R&B musician / singer-songwriter.
With many years of experience in acting/extra work and having first attended Barbara Speakes Theatre School where he landed his first ever speaking role on Little Britain, the popular comedy sketch show he has gone onto perform at many Festivals & also Busks around London regularly.
Matteo Bisbano Memmo was born in Lanciano (Italy) in 1987. He started to play the piano (classical music) at the age of 7. With his first teacher, Maestro Massimo Berghella, Matteo had also the chance to study and perform with the Harpsichord. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Classical Piano from the "G. Braga" Conservatoire in Teramo and with a Master Degree in JazzPiano from the "L. D'Annunzio" in Pescara with distinction.
Matteo has performed as a pianist soloist, duo, trio and others jazz formations and took part of the "Piano piano per Sulmona" Festival in three editions (in 2015,2017 and 2018) with the "Jazz tale" duo with Alice Vedilei (voice) and with the Matteo Bisbano Trio.
From 2013 to2017 Matteo was the pianist of the Santino Spinelli's "Alexian Group" and performed with the Alexian Group in different places like Porto Torres,Rome,L'Aquila,Pisa,Pescara,Cagliari,Milan,Palermo. The Group played for some Tv channels like Tv2000,TeleMax,Rete4. In 2015 the Alexian Group performed in the City of the Vatican State before the Pope.
In his last collaboration with Alexian Group, Matteo played three times (2015,2016 and 2017's editions) in Riga for the "World Roma Music Festival"-
Giovanni Velez is a London based professional drummer with over 15 years of experience. His music journey began in Italy aged 12, where he was studying music in different music schools as well as regularly performing in the local scene of his hometown (Palermo).
Aged 19 he decided to move to London to start his college degree studies at BIMM London where he graduated with a first class honour degree.
During his permanence in London he had the chance to perform with many talented artists including:
Mad Molly Band, Lili Caseley, ZELAH, M w S, SALIO, KWAYE, Westerman, Komraus, Rebecka Reinhard, Chloe Rodgers,The Morley college Big Band, Davide Shorty, Lunafruit, The Actions, Alton Edwards and many more.
He also performed some festivals internationally: Georgia (Black Sea Jazz Festival), Spain (La Noche en el botanico), Romania (Jazz in The Park) and Sweden (Live at Heart).
In the studio he has actively recorded for several artists as well as working closely with the indipendet Muisc Label 'Crowds and Power' that let him record at RAK studios multiple times. Giovanni is also teaching music privately in his home studio.