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Bandabardò performing at the Levico Lake Festival, Levico Terme, in July 2010
Background information
OriginFlorence, Italy
GenresAcoustic folk rock
Years active1993 (1993)–present

Bandabardò is an Italian folk band. It was formed in 1993.[1] Bandabardò is noted as a live band.[2] Their album Tre Passi Avanti charted at No. 7 in Italy the week of its release,[3] and Bondo! Bondo! charted at No. 10.[4]

Members include Enrico Greppi, called Erriquez (vocals and guitar), Alessandro Finazzo (voice and guitar), Marco Bachi (bass), Andrea Orlandini (keyboard), Alessandro Nutini (percussion), and Jose Ramon Caravallo Arma (percussion and trumpet). The band hails from Florence, and members have spoken about the state of live music in their city.[5] Erriquez died on the morning of 14 February 2021, at the age of 60 from cancer.[6]


  1. ^ Shepherd, John (2005). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world, Volumes 3-7. Continuum. p. 240.
  2. ^ Bertoncelli; Thellung, eds. (2006). Ventiquattromila dischi. Guida a tutti i dischi degli artisti e gruppi più importanti. Baldini Castoldi Dalai. p. 1394. ISBN 9788860181510.
  3. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. 25 September 2004. p. 66.
  4. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. 28 September 2002. p. 54.
  5. ^ Semmola, Edoardo (25 February 2010). "Erriquez: "I musicisti fiorentini sono realtà atomizzate in lotta le une contro le altre"". Corriere della Sera.
  6. ^ È morto Enrico Greppi detto Erriquez, musicista e fondatore della Bandabardò (in Italian)

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