Italian Rock & New Wave band, formed in Florence (Italy) in the year 1980. Their first live show was on 08/12/1980 at the Rockoteca Brighton in Settignano, Florence (Italy). They've released about 20 albums, as of 2011.
The band has changed several line-ups:
Voice -> Piero Pelù 1980-1999, 2009-present ; Gianluigi Cavallo (Cabo) 1999-2006; Filippo Margheri 2008-2009.
Guitar -> always Federico Renzulli alias Ghigo Renzulli; Sandro Dotta in the year 1980.
Bass -> Gianni Maroccolo 1980-1989, 2013 Roberto Terzani 1990-1994; Daniele Bagni 1994-1999, 2010-2012; Gianluca Venier (Janlu), 2000-2011.
Keyboards -> Antonio Aiazzi, 1980-1996, 2003-2006, 2013; Roberto Terzani 1994-1999, 2008-2009 Mauro Sabbione 2000-2001, 2010; Federico Sagona, 2010-2012.
Drums -> Francesco Calamai 1980-1982; Renzo Franchi, 1983; Luca de Benedictis (alias Ringo De Palma), 1983-1989 (died from heart failure, 01/06/1990); Daniele Trambusti, 1990-1992; Franco Caforio 1993-1999; Ugo Nativi, 2000; Gianmarco Colzi, 2001-2008; Pino Fidanza 2009-2012; Luca Martelli 2013
Other artists who playedrecordedcollaborated with Litfiba over the years: Sergio Pani (sax), Velemir Vedma (violin), Francesco Magnelli (pianokeyboards), Federico Poggipollini (rhythm guitar), Candelo Cabezas (percussion).
In 2003 Litfiba composed the music for the video game "Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness" (their track being titled "Larasong") and the song was distributed with a single cd together with the italian version of the game.
The name "LITFIBA" is an acronym created with the old telex system "Iricon":
L -> fixed character of Iricon system
IT -> Italy
FI -> Florence (Firenze)
BA -> Bardi: (the street address "Via dei Bardi", number 32, where the band's first jam room was located).