30 October 1973 |
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboard, vocals|
|Associated acts||Eiffel 65, Bloom 06|
Maurizio "Maury" Lobina (born 30 October 1973 in Asti) is an Italian musician and singer, most known as a member of the band Eiffel 65, an Italian group who hit big in 1999 with the mega-hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)." Lobina created the melody for the song "Blue" on a keyboard and asked vocalist Jeffrey Jey to "come up with strange lyrics" to accompany his piano riff.
Born in Asti, Lobina is a former member of the band Vitanova. He left because the 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."
Maury briefly left Bliss Corporation to do military service in 1994, and returned soon after to resume his musical career. In 1998 at the end of a typical working day at Bliss Corporation, 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 has a son, for whom he wrote the song "Viaggia Insieme A Me". He also has a younger brother, Luca, who takes many pictures for the group's album art.
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