Maurizio Lobina

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Maurizio Lobina
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Background information
Born (1973-10-30) 30 October 1973 (age 41)
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Genres Electronic dance
Occupation(s) Singer, Keyboardist
Instruments Guitar, Keyboard
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Eiffel 65, Bloom 06

Maurizio Lobina (born 30 October 1973 in Asti) is a keyboardist, most known as a member of the band Eiffel 65,[1] an Italian group who hit big in 1999 with the mega-hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)."[2] Lobina creating the melodies for the song "Blue" on a keyboard and asked vocalist Jeffrey Jey to "come up with strange lyrics" to accompany his piano riff.

Biography[edit]

Born in Asti, Lobina is a former member of the band Vitanova. He left because other members disliked dance music. "In 1991, I met Roberto Molinaro thanks to some girlfriends in common," says Lobina. "he was an aspirant DJ and producer and I was an aspirant musician and producer. As soon as he saw me play the piano he asked me so many times to go with him in a new studio in Torino. I talked with the band but they didn't like dance music; they prefer rock or pop music. Anyway, nobody of them stopped me." [3]

Maury briefly left Bliss Corporation to do military training in 1994, and returned soon after to resume his musical career. In 1998 it was the end of a typical working day at Bliss Corporation, and Maury composed a tune mostly of boredom and asked Bliss Co worker Jeffrey Jey to come up with some strange lyrics to suit the song. Within a few days, 'Blue (Da Ba Dee)' was composed, arranged, produced, recorded and released on vinyl to all Italian stores.

He also has a younger brother, Luca, who takes many pictures for the group's album art.

Following Eiffel 65's breakup in 2005, Maurizio joined with Jeffrey Jey to form the band Bloom 06.[2] He has since rejoined Eiffel 65.

He has a son, for whom he wrote the song "Viaggia Insieme A Me" for.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catlin, Roger (2000-06-04). "Low Turnout Doesn't Deter Eiffel 65". Courant.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Eiffel 65 to Bloom 06 where are they now?". The Insider. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Interview. EIffel65.com. January 26, 2004. Archived from February 12, 2005.