Mario Ferrari attended his first
school with Des Henly before being sent to boarding school
with his brother Remo. Piano was Mario's first introduction to music.
At the age of five he started taking piano lessons.
He met up again with Des while home on holiday, Des was already playing
and talking about Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley and Neil Sedaka. It
seemed that the only instrument his friends weren't playing was bass,
so Mario went about converting an old acoustic, with disastrous results.
However, at 15 his father bought him a Fender Precision Bass. With
his knowledge of piano it didn't take long for him to pick up the
rudiments of basswork.
In '62 Mario played his first gig with brother Remo and Des. It wasn't
until after Mario had left school that he joined forces with Des,
and later with Barry and Sean.
Mario, the artist
MEANWHILE IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE
Video by David Larkham and Mario Ferrari