|Matt Bianco is a pop group from the UK, formed in 1982 by the late Kito Poncioni (bass), with Mark Reilly (vocals) and Danny White (keyboards). The band name suggests that Matt Bianco is a personal name, but Matt is a made up spy, a secret agent as in spy TV themes and movies.
For their first album "Whose Side Are You On?" they hired unknown polish vocalist Basia Trzetrzelewska. Her vocal arrangements gave the album a jazzy dimension. Hits like "Get Out of Your Lazy Bed" and "Half a Minute" turned Matt Bianco into one of the biggest acts of 1984's Europe.
Basia and Danny left the group after the first album to pursue a lucrative solo-career with Sony under the name Basia. Mark Reilly found keyboard player and session musician Mark Fisher and recorded the next Matt Bianco album, followed by a European tour that saw them perform in front of more than 250,000 people. With songs like "Don't Blame It On That Girl" and "Good Times", released in 1988, they entered the American scene, first under the cover of the Warner Brothers, but later as freelance artists. They are successful all over the world.
After 20 years apart, Mark Reilly, Basia Trzetrzelewska and Danny White joined forces again in 2003, which resulted in the album “Matt’s Mood”.
In 2009, Mark Reilly and Mark Fisher re-joined and released the album " HiFi Bossanova ", their first studio album together for 7 years. They have performed concerts and jazz festivals worldwide and in 2012 have released their latest album entitled " Hideaway ".