With a name like Italoboyz, surely you must play Italodisco? 'Definitely not.’ Italoboyz talk to RA.
With a name like Italoboyz, surely you must play Italodisco? 'Definitely not,’ protests Marco Donato. ‘That's the worst factor about our name.'
What’s in a name? Some musicians agonise over their first big decision in the biz like it’s going to make or break them, but not Italoboyz. They didn’t even come up with their equal parts catchy and kitsch moniker. 'It was given to us by a promoter we were distributing flyers for,’ explains Marco. ‘We asked to play, gave them our demo.'
‘They kept getting our names wrong,’ adds partner Frederico Marton. ‘They kept calling us Mark or Ferry or Fred, and so they wrote “Italoboyz” on the flyer.’
'So when we went to collect the flyers, we looked to see who we were on with and we saw this “Italoboyz” and we thought “Who are they?” So that's how our name came about. And we decided to keep it, because it's so horrible that it's cool, you know?'
The London-based duo are, you guessed it, Italian. And they don’t play Italodisco. So what do they play then? RA spoke to the Italoboyz and found out.