Matia Bazar

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Matia Bazar
Origin Genoa, Italy
Genres Pop, Italian popular music, new wave, synthpop
Years active 1975–present
Labels EMI, Virgin, Ariston
Associated acts Antonella Ruggiero, Roberta Faccani
Website matiabazar.com
Members Piero Cassano
Silvia Mezzanotte
Fabio Perversi
Past members Antonella Ruggiero
Aldo Stellita
Carlo Marrale
Mauro Sabbione
Sergio Cossu
Laura Valente
Roberta Faccani

Matia Bazar is an Italian pop band formed in Genoa in 1975. The original members of the group were Piero Cassano (keyboards) Aldo Stellita (bass), Carlo Marrale (guitar), Giancarlo Golzi (drums) and Antonella Ruggiero (vocals). They represented Italy in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Raggio di luna.

Their major hits were Solo tu (1978), Vacanze Romane (1982) and Ti Sento (1985), which peaked the charts in Belgium and Italy.

Current Lineup[edit]

Matia Bazar in June 2007

Past members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Matia Bazar 1 - 1976
  • Gran Bazar - 1977
  • Semplicitá - 1978
  • Tournée - 1979
  • Il tempo del sole - 1980
  • Berlino Parigi Londra - 1981
  • Tango - 1983
  • Aristocratica -1984
  • Melanchólia - 1985
  • Meló - 1987
  • Red Corner - 1989
  • Anime pigre - 1991
  • Dove le Canzoni si avverano - 1993
  • Radiomatia - 1995
  • Benvenuti a Sausalito - 1997
  • Brivido caldo - 2000
  • Dolce canto – 2001
  • Profili svelati - 2005
  • One1 Two2 Three3 Four4 (Volume 1) - 2007
  • One1 Two2 Three3 Four4 (Volume 2) - 2008
  • Conseguenza Logica - 2011

Greatest Hits Albums[edit]

  • L'oro dei Matia Bazar - 1977
  • Matia Bazar - Best - 1988
  • Tutto il mondo dei Matia Bazar - 1992
  • Gold - 1992
  • Tutto il meglio dei Matia Bazar - 1996
  • Messaggi dal vivo – 2002

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Homo Sapiens
with "Bella da morire"
Sanremo Music Festival
Winner

1978
Succeeded by
Mino Vergnaghi
with "Amare"
Preceded by
Ricchi e Poveri
with "Questo amore"
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
1979
Succeeded by
Alan Sorrenti
with "Non so che darei"
Preceded by
Elisa
with "Luce (Tramonti a nord est)"
Sanremo Music Festival
Winner

2002
Succeeded by
Alexia
with "Per dire di no"