Bio

The band started as a duo during the lockdown. Rodolfo sent a musical demo to Mark hoping he would write lyrics for. The music somehow stirred a sense of longing and belonging, combined with the enforced isolation from loved ones, inspiring Mark to write very touching lyrics. Then the partnership was born.

After a while, Gonzalo Ares was invited to collaborate to play guitar and perform some backing vocals. Gonzalo introduced Ce Mastro (Cecilia Mastropasqua) as a wonderful and valuable addition to making and singing the backing vocals arrangements. The “duo” did not hesitate and they became a band with four members.
After finishing ‘Black Water’, the song released in the first single, Mark and Rodolfo decided to re-write the old material to contribute to the band repertoire. The band decided to invite Dave McKeown to play the sax lines during the recording of ‘Boring Town’. They were delighted with Dave’s contributions, so he was designated as a “permanent collaborator”. Cintia Galeano was invited to join making the backing vocals with Ce and Mark during the production process of ‘The Route To Tomorrow’. After which, she was also designated a collaborator.


About Us

Mark Bennett is a singer and lyricist living in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Sang descant as a child in a choir, wrote a libretto for a school nativity play (aged 10) but later wrote lyrics for a Punk band. Soundcloud reintroduced him to music and songwriting after many years. Collaborations with composers/instrumentalists bring out the best in him. He is inspired to write for many genres of music and loves to create narratives to match the mood of a melody. He is fascinated by the process of writing and making music.
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/markjbennett/

Rodolfo Planes is a guitar and bass player, composer, and arranger based in Tierra del Fuego since 1982, with almost 50 years of experience in music. As a musician, he has dabbled in various variants of rock, blues, folk, pop, jazz, tango, Latin folk, and ethnic folk. As a composer, he has also worked on soundtracks, music for plays, music for audiovisual, and some classical studies for Spanish guitar. As a sound engineer, he has worked in several shows in Buenos Aires and Tierra del Fuego. He is currently recording and producing in his small home studio.

Gonzalo Ares is a self-taught guitarist and singer born in Buenos Aires. He began to perform live with his first band ‘Rescate Emotivo‘ (Emotive Rescue) in the late ‘80s. Since then, he never stopped playing in different projects, including ‘Gran Error’, ‘La Lata Band’, ‘Band X’, and collaborating with artists like Clive Nolan (‘Arena’, ‘Pendragon’, ‘Shadowland’, ‘Caamora’). Today he performs guitars and voices in ’Verne’ (with whom he has recorded two albums), ‘Diva’ (one EP), ‘Croquet Flamingos’ (one album and four singles), and ‘Lecheenpolvo & Friends’ (a YouTube channel for international covers).
Links:
https://www.instagram.com/divaoficialok/
https://www.instagram.com/croquet_flamingos/
https://www.instagram.com/verneoficial/
https://www.instagram.com/lecheenpolvoandfriends/ 

Ce Mastro (Cecilia Mastropasqua) is a singer and songwriter with folk vibes and a fusion heart-based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has performed and toured with different vocal and musical ensembles, and conformed the duo Ebra in 2017. Since 2020 Ce has been collaborating online with different musicians, and she is currently working on her first EP.
Links:
https://www.instagram.com/cemastro/
https://www.instagram.com/ebramusica/ 

Dave McKeown is a full-time musician, teacher, performer, composer, session player and arranger, oriented to jazz combo, big band jazz, folk, Irish traditional, rock, soul, latin, klezmer, funk , orchestral, chamber, minimal techno, musical theatre and more. Originally from Northern Ireland, he now lives in Devon, Southwest England. Primarily a woodwind player, he has a first-class degree in music with post-graduate qualifications in Music Education.
Links:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DaveMcKeownmusic
https://soundcloud.com/dave-mckeown/ 

Cintia Galeano is a singer and songwriter with a wide career based in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. She has performed with different vocal and musical ensembles. She is currently working on her first record.
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/sebastian-espino