Timoria

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Timoria were an Italian rock group, active between 1985 and 2003.

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The group formed in Brescia in 1985 with the name Precious Time. [1] [2] [3] In 1986 they adopted the name Timoria (Ancient Greek : τιμωρία, romanized: timōría, lit. 'vengeance') and took part at Descomusic, a festival organized by the newspaper Giornale di Brescia, winning the competition. [1] After winning another festival, "Rock Targato Italia", they were put under contract by PolyGram and released their first single, "Signornò". [1] [2]

Produced by former Litfiba member Gianni Moroccolo, in 1990 the band released their first album, Colori che esplodono, which was both a critical and commercial success. [1] In 1991 they entered the Newcomers competition at the 41st edition of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "L'uomo che ride", winning the Critics' Award. [1] [2] [3]

In 1997, after the release of the album Eta Beta, following irreconcilable conflicts with the songwriter of the group Omar Pedrini, the lead singer Francesco Renga left the band and started a successful solo career, being replaced as lead singer by the same Pedrini and by newcomer Sasha Torrisi. [2] [3]

In 2002 the band came back to the Sanremo Music Festival, entering the main competition with the song "CasaMia". [2] [3] In 2003, following the release of the live album Timoria live: generazione senza vento, they announced a five-years hiatus which eventually resulted in the dissolution of the band, with Pedrini pursuing a solo career and Diego Galeri and Enrico Ghedi founding a new band, I Miura. [2] [3] In 2017 Marimbo published its first American book of Enrico Ghedi: his poems are translated in English by the poet Jack Hirschman. [4]

Personnel

Discography

Albums

Further reading

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Susanna, Giancarlo (1990). "Timoria". In Castaldo, Gino (ed.). Dizionario della canzone italiana (in Italian). Vol. 2. Rome: Curcio. ICCU   IT\ICCU\IEI\0628171.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Deregibus, Enrico (8 October 2010). Dizionario completo della canzone italiana (in Italian). Florence: Giunti. ISBN   978-88-09-75625-0.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Anselmi, Eddy (2009). Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana (in Italian). Modena: Panini. ISBN   978-88-6346-229-6.
  4. "Le poesie dell'ex Timoria Ghedi sbarcano negli Usa con Hirschman". BsNews.it (in Italian). 4 June 2017.