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A common fascination with performing Tex-Mex-style music led Fabio Mora (tone of voice) and Marco Ligabue (electric guitar, songwriter) to start out Rio in 2001. Shortly they were became a member of by Tony Farinelli (bass), Cesare Barbi (drums), and Alle Bartoli (DJ, development), checking the band’s palette to support classic guitar rock and roll, hip-hop, and electronica components. Their first one, “Sei Quella per Me,” became a radio and video strike upon its discharge in-may 2004, and some months later it had been accompanied by the record Mariachi Hotel, made by DJ Luca Pernici. Rio spent the next 2 yrs touring, executing at several popular occasions and Italian celebrations, most notably on the Campovolo mega-concert of Italian rock and roll superstar (and Marco’s old sibling) Luciano Ligabue. Their extremely anticipated second record, Terra Luna e Margarita, made an appearance in 2007. It had been made by Saro Cosentino (Franco Battiato, Peter Gabriel).

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