PBB (Pugno Blues Band)
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The PBB (Pugno Blues Band) was born in 2018, and is a sort of backwards journey; the returning to home, musically speaking, of Maurizio Pugno.
The maniacal need to represent human weaknesses since the very beginning in 1982, has made him naturally evolve into a blues musician, the kind of music that can relate to and tell everyday life stories.
Pugno has long been an integral part of the European blues scene, to which it contributed with its creativity, experience and versatility.
Maurizio was born in 1966, in a small medieval town (Gubbio) in central Italy: an area where musical ferment was and is almost absent and where every artistic instinct must be practically invented from t he ground up.
Still, a beautiful place to go back to, from which t o start the journey again!
Having grown up in an age where the «real-time online communication» wasn’t invented yet, his musical story is made up of the smell of paper, vinyl, misadventures, travel but also of experimentation and yet a desire to anchor himself in the contemporary.
In over 35 years of music, Maurizio Pugno has played and collaborated in numerous projects realizing 15 albums and hundreds of tours in many countries all over the world.
His activity has seen him write, arrange, produce and support some of the best contemporary blues musicians: Mz.Dee, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mark DuFresne, Alberto Marsico, Gio Rossi, Lynwood Slim, Tad Robinson, Mark Hummel, Dave Specter, Mike Turk, Sax Gordon, Kellie Rucker, Linda Valori, Crystal White, Rico Blues Combo, Mitch Woods, Ian Paice, Junior Robinson, Marco Pandolfi, Francesco Piu, Dana Gillespie, Reuben James Richards, Fabrizio Poggi and many others.
Within this journey, almost in «the wrong way lane», Pugno has decided now to root his experience of European Bluesman in everyday life, geographically and humanly speaking,
Franz Piombino (bass) is the other senior member of the band.
Born in Turin Italy in 1968, he has been part of Pugno’s musical history for many years now.