Marco Ligabue was born in Correggio (Reggio Emilia) on May 16, 1970.
Emilian singer-songwriter, former guitarist and author of lyrics and music for the RIO and Little Taver & His Crazy Alligators, began his solo career in 2013.
He is one of the most requested songwriters in the Italian squares
Brother of Luciano Ligabue, he began his career in the early 90s with the group Little Taver & His Crazy Alligators.
Since 1991 he has been busy with some projects related to his brother's musical activity, namely the site Ligachannel and the Bar Mario fan club.
In 2001 he founded Rio, a group in which he was active until June 2012 as a guitarist and author, participating in the creation of four studio albums.
In 2013 he started his solo career. Her first album Mare Inside was released in September 2013. In June 2015 she released her second solo album L.U.C.I - The Unique Things .
Marco's songs are made up of straightforward and direct lyrics that led him to receive, at the end of July 2015, the prestigious LUNEZIA prize "for his ability to sing with direct language, important themes of Italian social life ”As stated by Stefano De Martino, patron of the award.
In 2018 the singles "Che bella parentesi" and "Quante vite hai" are released
In 2019 the single "Altalena" is released.
During the 2020 lockdown, he produces "Dentro" at home, dedicated to his daughter who lives with her mother in Sardinia. In the summer of 2020 "Vado a chance" is released, a piece written by eight hands with important Italian authors: Danti, Fadi and the young friend Leonardo Cristoni (former co-author of “Altalena”).
Along with other surprises, "Vado a chance" will be part of the collection album that will be released in the fall and will tell about its fifty years. Among the curiosities of the video, in addition to various citations from cult films, the participation of Federico Poggipollini in the unusual role of actor and intruder Isabo.
Giving voice to important issues both in music and in schools (such as legality and the fight against the mafia), together with a great attitude to involve the public, has led him to be one of the most requested songwriters in Italian squares with almost 600 concerts to the credit. Marco is an official witness of the City Angels voluntary association
Left-back of the Italian singers team.