Maneskin’s founders Victoria De Angelis and Thomas Raggi knew each other since childhood. They attended the same school in Monteverdi, one of the neighborhoods in Rome, Italy.
Victoria has a Danish heritage. She was born on 28 April 2000 in Rome. The artist learned how to play the guitar when she was just 8 years old. When Victoria was in high school, she performed with local groups. Thomas was born on 18 January 2001 in Rome. He has been playing the guitar since middle school.
Thomas and Victoria got an idea to create their own rock group after graduating from high school. They were joined by a vocalist Damiano David (born in 1999), who quit high school to pursue a music career. The young artists found a drummer, Ethan Torchi (born in 2000) on the Internet by placing an ad on Facebook.
The quartet debated the group’s name for many days. Finally, they asked Victoria to say a few words in Danish. The artists chose Maneskin for its original sound and a great meaning – moonlight.