Genre: Roots Rock Reggae & Poetry
Last record: E sottolineo se (Mescal / May 2013)
Zibba: voice, acoustic guitar and ukulele
Andrea Balestrieri: drums
Stefano Cecchi: bass
Stefano Ronchi: acoustic guitar, electric guitar and dobro
Stefano Riggi: sax and clarinet
Zibba one of the most interesting realities of the new Italian singer songwriter activities. In balance between the roots rock, the folk reggae and the poetry of the great singer song writers, in 1998 forms with Andrea Balestrieri the band Zibba e Almalibre. In 2003 they publish the first record L’ultimo Giorno that is worth the 1° Maggio stage in Piazza San Giovanni (Roma), and after three years they publish Senza Smettere di Far Rumore that carries them towards the great audience. In 2010 Una Cura per il Freddo is the album that brings them to be the discovery of the year and to be invited at the Premio Tenco 2010. Zibba wins the Premio Leo Chiosso and two of the most important awards in the Italian singer songwriters world: the Premio Bindi and the Premio L’artista che non C’era.
We are in May 2012; the fourth album: Come il suono dei passi sulla neve is published. The record represents the artistic maturity and wins the Targa Tenco for the Miglior album in assoluto del 2012. Concurrently to the activity with Almalibre the singer songwriter starts to cooperate with other artists and participates to new projects such as the trio Double Trouble, a tribute to Bob Marley next to Raphael Nkerewuem and Bunna (Africa Unite). The Italian radios award the singer songwriter as the most broadcasted artist in the last five years that allows him to win the Premio IML.
During the years the cooperation are many from Roy Paci to Federico Zampaglione, passing by Eugenio Finardi and Vittorio De Scalzi. In May 2013 E sottolineo se is published, tribute record to Giorgio Calabrese. Zibba works as author writing for Eugenio Finardi, Cristiano De Andrè and for various theatrical plays (e.g. Comedian Blues of Turbolenti) and independent films. He is actor in the first season of the musical “All’ombra dell’ultimo sole” and producer of some of the emerging realities.
LIVE – Zibba Double Trouble (con Bunna e Raphael)
LIVE – Vocechitarra
LIVE – Zibba & Almalibre in trio
LIVE – Zibba & Almalibre