Tobia Lamare is a mainstay of the Salento (south east Italy) alternative music scene. His large parties have hosted international and underground artists the likes of Dave Rowntree of Blur, Mike Joyce of The Smiths, and many more.
As an alternative rock musician, Lamare has opened for bands such as Kings of Convenience and Iggy Pop and the Stooges. In Europe, he has toured far and wide, playing in clubs, bookshops, big festivals (Sziget), and everything in between.
Lamare’s travels have extended into the United States in recent years as well. From Dublin to Barcelona to Berlin to London to Nashville, Lamare has connected with audiences worldwide.
He has worked extensively as a composer as well, penning music for both the theatre, cinema and for art installations (Michelangelo Pistoletto). His new single “endless” is part of the soundtrack that he recently has composed for the movie “Ius Maris” presented at the Festival di Venezia during september 2018.
Tobia has released four albums as solo artist: The Party (2010), Are you ready for the freaks? (2012), ‘Summer Melodies’ (2017).
His last album “Songs For The PResent Time” has been released on 27 september 2019.
He is often compared to artist like Jack Johnson as he is deeply connected and inspired by the ocean. His last album was deeply influenced by blues, soul music and the sound of the west coast of the United States. His live sound is a mix between Bob Dylan, Grover Washington Jr, The Cure and Mudhoney.
Tobia Lamare, da vent’anni figura di spicco della cultura alternativa in Salento,è musicista e dj a 45 giri, nei suoi party ha ospitato rockstar internazionali e artisti underground come, tra i tanti, Dave Rowntree dei Blur, CHris Geddes dei Belle and Sebastian, Mike Joyce degli Smiths, Eddie Piller, Perry Louis, SnowBoy e Dean Rudland.
Ha composto musiche per il teatro e per installazioni. Ha aperto, inoltre, i concerti di band come Kings Of Convenience e Iggy Pop & the Stooges). I brani “Endless” e “The Big Snack” sono nella colonna sonora del film IUS MARIS vincitore del premio Migrarti e presentato al Festival di Venezia 2018.
Ha quattro album da solista all’attivo: The Party (2010), Are you ready for the freaks? (2012), Summer Melodies (2017), Songs For The Present Time (2019).
Il suo ultimo album è stato spesso definito come una miscela di Cure, Dylan e Springsteen.
È stato in giro per l’Italia e l’Europa in lunghi tour, suonando in grandi club, librerie, festival come lo Sziget a Budapest, in Irlanda tra Dublino e le big wave della costa atlantica, per agricoltori ubriachi a Nashville o nei folk e rock club di Londra, Berlino, Amsterdam e Barcellona.
La sua etichetta e casa, Lobello Records, si trova nella campagna salentina diventando, negli anni, un piccolo network europeo di artisti legati al mare, in particolar modo alla surf culture. Dal 2008 Tobia ha prodotto artisti locali e internazionali, realizzato documentari e residenze artistiche con l’obiettivo di costruire connessioni tra la musica e le onde.