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History

Blindur is the project of the songwriter and producer Massimo De Vita.

From 2014 Blindur played over 350 concerts in Italy, Europe and USA, taking part in important international festivals, like: the Iceland Airwaves Festival (2016 and 2017) in Reykjavik, SXSW festival 2018 in Austin (TX); People festival 2018 in Berlin; Body&Soul Festival (2015) in Ireland; Italiart festival 2019 in Dijon.

Douring the years, Blindur featured with many artists: Damien Rice, J Mascis (Dinosaur JR), Jonathan Wilson, JT Bates (Bon Hiver and Big Red Machine), Gyda Valtirsdottir (Mum), Barzin, Niccolò Fabi, Cristina Donà, Afterhours, The Zen Circus and many others.
Blindur also worked with Birgir Birgisson, Sigur Ros’s and Bjork’s sound engineer and producer.

Blindur won many musical prizes like: Premio Bertoli, Premio De Andrè, Premio Buscaglione, Premio Discodays, critics’ award and premio AFI and best performance award for Musicultura 2020, best arrangement award for Premio Bindi 2020.
In 2016 Blindur was “Best new band of the year” for KeepOn magazine; in 2017 the debut album was in the top five of the best first albums for Tenco prize and album of the year for Losthighway Magazine.

Blindur is also in the cast and in the soundtrack of the film “Vinilici – perchè il vinile ama la musica”; the preview of the film was at “RIFF 2018 – Rome Independent Film Festival” and now available on Amazon prime video.

Blindur has participated with interviews and minilives in many radio programs such as Rai Radio1 Music Club, Rai Radio 1 Stereonotte, Rai Radio 1 Un giorno da gambero; Radio 2 Social club on Radio Rai 2; Zazà on Radio Rai 3; Tropical Pizza on Radio Deejay; Radio Popolare Network Minisonica and many many others national and local radio broadcasts.
Blindur was also guest of many television programs such as:
morning edition of the national TG 1; L’Italia con voi on Rai Italia international; Nessun Dorma on Rai5; 1Mattina on Rai1; the final show of the Musicultura prize on Rai2.

Discography

“Il Punto di rottura” EP (2020 – La Tempesta Dischi); “3000remiX” EP (2020 – La Tempesta Dischi); “A” Album (2019 – La Tempesta Dischi); “Mozzarella Session” EP (2017 – Manita Dischi in & Rollingstone Italia); “Blindur” Album (2017 – La Tempesta Dischi); “Solo andata – live in giardino” EP (2015 – self); “Casa Lavica – live session” EP (2014 – self).

Line-Up

Massimo De Vita: vocals, guitar and keys;
Carla Grimaldi: violin; keys, back vocals;
Michelangelo micki Bencivenga: electric guitar and banjo;
Jonathan Maurano: drums;
Luca Stefanelli: bass guitar and back vocals.

Contacts

Management and Booking
Gabriele Fiorentino
gabriele@latempesta.org