Måneskin is a successful and critically-acclaimed young Italian 4-piece-band from Rome. They are made up of Damiano (vocals), Victoria (bass), Thomas (guitar) and Ethan (drums), they range in age from 20 to 22. The band’s name, Måneskin, means “moonlight” in Danish. It came about when they were brainstorming for an original moniker to perform under. They asked Victoria, who is half Danish, to throw some Danish words into the mix. Måneskin was the one they all liked.
The group members have known each other since their early school days, but only started playing music together in 2015. Their sound is defined by an eclectic mix of musical influences: elements of rock, rap, hip hop, reggae, funk and pop, tied together by the soulful voice of frontman Damiano.
In 2018 the band released two singles, Morirò da Re (3x Platinum) and Torna a Casa (4x Platinum) as a prelude to their first studio album, Il ballo della vita. The album was entirely written by the band and went straight to #1 in the Italian charts, with over 170 million streams, earning them double platinum sales certification. Måneskin’s impact on the current musical scene was consolidated in a series of 80-concert-tour with 66 sold-out shows in Italy and Europe, with ticket sales totalling more than 140,000.
To work on their latest album Teatro d’ira – Vol. I the band moved to London. After completing the album they returned to Italy to take part in the prestigious Sanremo Festival in March 2021, emerging victorious with Zitti e buoni, included in the album also released in March 2021. In May 2021 the band won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, bringing the Award back to Italy after over 30 years. The band announced plans for their first arena concerts in December 2021 and an extensive tour in the Spring of 2022. Teatro d’ira – Vol. II is awaited by the end of 2021.