The band founded in 1991 has a wide repertoire of blues classics, modern soul pieces and original compositions. With an unbridled amount of adrenaline, the quartet, around front-man Roberto Morbioli, evokes an unforgettable music experience.
The MORBLUS sound is unique. Its power and groove, infused with its many musical influences, carries its audiences away more than any other act in the European music scene. In Spain, the Netherlands and even in the Home of Blues, the USA, MORBLUS has made its mark as the most fiery Funky Blues Export from Italy.
In performing with various international Blues artists, the MORBLUS sound has matured to an individual and distinctive Blues that grabs the fans right from the start. When lead singer and guitarist Morbioli leaves the stage and with his Telecaster dives into the audience, everybody shakes a leg.
Well known for their energetic sound, by fans and musicians alike, in Europe and beyond MORBLUS has toured Italy with John Mayall, and Robben Ford and played the legendary B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis! With its strong stage presence at home in Italy and across Europe, MORBLUS, now in its 20th year, has celebrated great musical success.
Roberto is the founder and frontman of MORBLUS. Born in the beautiful city of Verona, he at the age of 15 first got in touch with what should later become his greatest passion: the Blues!
After several years of activity in the Italian music scene, he was asked to play in the ‘Tao Ravao Blues Band’ in 1987, with whom he recorded his first album: “From Madagascar To Chicago”.
In December 1989 he joined the ‘Rudy’s Blues Band’ and with them recorded his second album:“Reason To Live”. While in this band, he also played at the biggest European festivals such as: Amsterdam Blues Festival, New Orleans Music Festival in Ascona, Sanremo Blues Festival, etc.
Roberto has performed at the historical places of the Blues in the U.S.A., such as “Antone’s” in Austin, Texas where he shared the stage with artists like “Anson Funderburgh” and “Sue Folley”.
In 1991 he finally set up his own band MORBLUS which has brought him much recognition and many awards, playing in all the biggest national and international blues festivals and events. In 1998 he toured with MORBLUS around the U.S.A. where he played at the B.B. King’s Bluesclub in memphis and in most popular American Blues clubs.
Roberto writes and arranges the music and lyrics of all the original songs recorded by Morblus:
„Let The Good Times Roll“, „101% Pure Morblus“, „7 Days Of R&B“, “Push!” (Live), “Mrs. Miller” (co-produced with the song writer Massimo Bubola), “I Can’t Go Wrong” (14 original songs reflecting back on 25 years of music and important collaborations) and the latest “On the Way Back “(Live) .
Roberto’s personality and unique playing style are evident in all his interpretations while at the same time recalling the styles of blues greats such as Freddy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, T. Bone Walker, Steve Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton.
Roberto is a passionate and commanding guitarist, laying down great groove in every song he plays. Each note comes straight from his heart. As a singer, Roberto’s powerful voice recalls the styles and tones of Sam Cook, O.V. Wright, Little Milton, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, and Donny Hathaway.
Daniele has been a vital part of MORBLUS since its very beginning contributing signigicantly to the piano and hammond arrangements. Thanks to his great talent in improvising and arranging, he has ever since shaped the typical MORBLUS sound.
Previous cooperations with: Vallery Wellington, Lovie Lee (Pianistin von Muddy Water), Louisiana Red, Angela Brown, Jeanna Carol, Karen Carol, Maisha Grant, Bill Thomas, Sharon Clark, Paul Orta, Tolo Marton, Rudy Rotta, Bleu “Benoit” Boy, Paris Slim, Sandra Hall, Chicago “Bob” Nelson, Beverly Hammond, Preston Shannon, Ush Brown, Big Jesse, Michael Coleman, Steve Smith, Robin Brown, Herbie Goins, Louisiana Mojo Queen, Shakura S’Aida…
Stefano started to play the bass at the age of 14. After his musical studies in London, Mailand and Ferrara he joined MORBLUS in 2008.
Previous cooperations with: Diane Blue, Waldo Weathers, Sax Gordon, M.O.F. 5tet, Carbon 13 (U.K.), Abertico Project, Ricky Portera, Maurizio Solieri, , Sergio Pescara, Daniele Di Gregorio, Teo Ciavarella…
Diego is the youngest member of MORBLUS. He discovered his passion for the drums at the age of 14 and took lessons from famous musicians such as Alfredo Antonio Golino or Ellade Bandini.
From 2006 on, he took part in a large number of seminars and workshops (Siena Jazz etc) before in 2008 he founded the electronic jazz formation MOF 5tet, together with Stefano Dallaporta (Morblus bass player). Their first CD “Embarassing Days” came out in 2009.
Diego’s efforts paid off when in 2009 he won the competition for the best drummer of the MMI Verona, awarded by Steve Smith. One year later, he finished his graduation in Jazz at the Conservatory G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara.
Since then, his musical journey led him on tours through France und Luxembourg (with different Gospel and Jazz ensembles), and on the stages of well-known national Jazz festivals in Bologna or Ferrara.
As part of MORBLUS that he joined in 2009, Diego has played in many European countries such as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria and Germany
He has worked with different national and international artists such as
Diane Blue, Waldo Weathers (James Brown), Martha High (James Brown, Maceo Parker), Leo Carboni, Roberto Manuzzi, Teo Ciavarella, Sax Gordon, Domenico Loparco, Giuseppe Bassi, Marco Marzola, Stefano Dallaporta, Frank Martino, Manuel Trabucco, Filippo Vignato, Roberto Morbioli, Daniele Scala, Oscar Marchioni, Kicca Andriolo, Alfonso Santimone, Gianluca e Gianmatteo Carollo, Chiara Luppi, Elena Tavella.