Geos Mr Daniels, who came to England in 2002, was the founder of Ace Mafia. About six and a half years ago he met Richie Faulkner (Lead guitarist) at a Metal works gig in Camden town, London. After couple of years he met K. Ghibli (Singer) who was busy and could not do much at the time. Geos started to record couple of tunes back in May 2004, but then the project had to be put on hold due to other commitments. When finally in 2007 Geos met Bruno Agra, once again at a Metal works gig in Camden town, who was interested in producing the band and do some drumming, later on he decided to join Ace Mafia officially. Ben Lundy came as Richie's replacement as he sometimes is too busy.
By May 2008 Ace Mafia finished the recording of nine songs, having to record the remaining two, which had already been written to complete the album.
On August 2008, Ace Mafia released their EP Feel The Fire.
At its most powerful, music transcends barriers, uniting people who on the surface may seem to have little in common. Such is the case with ACE MAFIA, a London based rock band whose members, despite being from very different backgrounds, have a musical and spiritual bond beyond measure. On their debut EP, Feel The Fire, one can hear the power of their friendship and dedication to one another in the music, a powerful, emotionally intense and darkly beautiful rock record that goes much further than skin deep in exploring timeless and universal themes in the face of all that life delivers.
Consisting of K. Ghibli on vocals/rhythm guitar, Richie Faulkner on lead/rhythm guitars/backing vocals, Geos Letona on bass/backing vocals, Bruno Agra on drums/backing vocals and Ben Lundy Lead Guitars
Ace Mafia is infused with a strong sense of darkness. Geos explains, " Our music is about internal conflict and the feelings within everyone; love, happiness, loss and sadness. We do run on the darker side of emotional living; our thoughts go to longing, pain and sadness. But there's always for a way out, even in the darkness". That may seem contradictory, but it's undeniably human, and you can hear it in songs like "Rollin',"a tale of a man who loses his confidence, blames the world but sets to win it back by believing in himself and fighting his own self doubt. It's also present in "London Underground," where a man finally away from the rush hour nightmare of the Underground wishes he was back there while he is at the office. Musically Ace Mafia have their roots in the past but is set firmly in the present and it's that combination that gives Ace Mafia it's sense of timelessness and being beyond the fickle whims of fashion and trends.
Ace Mafia is finding their audience in the best way possible; through heartfelt, intensely personal music that can strike a chord with anyone and through a steady stream of playing throughout the UK. The foundation of Ace Mafia's music is set in the friendship between it's four members - in 2008/09, that bond will bring in more and more fans who want to be enveloped in the warmth and realness of the band's music. Ace Mafia is musical testament to the trials and triumphs of life - theirs and everyone's.
Karim Garbhaoui- Rhythm guitar / Vocals
Richie Faulkner - Lead Guitar
Bruno Agra - Drums
Geos - Bass
Ben Lundy - Leads Guitar
Vicious Circle, not yet released.