Mircea Baniciu

Mircea Baniciu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a baˈnit͡ʃʲu]; born 31 July 1949) is a Romanian musician, singer, and songwriter. Originally known as the lead singer of the Romanian rock group Transsylvania Phoenix, Baniciu quit the group when they illegally fled Romania in 1977, continuing his career as a successful solo singer throughout the 1980s before forming a folk supergroup in 1992 with fellow musicians Mircea Vintilă, Vlady Cnejevici and Florian Pittiș, with whom he successfully toured Romania in the 1990s.[1] Following the Romanian Revolution, Baniciu re-joined Transsylvania Phoenix as their lead singer, but, due to frequent disagreements with band leader Nicu Covaci, has performed and appeared on the group's albums irregularly, before finally quitting Phoenix permanently in 2007.[2][3] In 2014, with fellow Phoenix bandmates Josef Kappl and Ovidiu Lipan "Țăndărică", Baniciu formed Pasărea Rock (The Rock Bird), a folk rock supergroup.

Mircea Baniciu
Baniciu performing live onstage
Baniciu performing live onstage
Background information
Born (1949-07-31) 31 July 1949 (age 71)
Timișoara, Romania
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Years active1972–present
Labels
  • Electrecord
  • East&Art
  • Eurostar
  • Intercont Music
  • Genius CD
  • Roton
  • Phoenix Records
  • Zone Records
  • Cat Music
Associated acts
Websitemirceabaniciu.ro

DiscographyEdit

  • Mircea Baniciu EP (1979)
  • Tristeți provinciale (1980)
  • Ploaia (1984)
  • Secunda 1 (1988)
  • Secunda 2 (1992)
  • Esarfa (Best Of) Vol. 1 (2008)

with Phoenix (see Transsylvania Phoenix):

  • Cei ce ne-au dat nume (1972)
  • Meșterul Manole EP (1973)
  • Mugur de fluier (1974)
  • Cantafabule (1975)
  • Timișoara (1992)
  • Anniversare 35 (1997)
  • Baba Novak (2005)

with Pasărea Colibri:

  • În căutarea cuibului pierdut (1995)
  • Ciripituri (1997)
  • Cântece de bivuac (1999)
  • Înca 2000 de ani (2002)
  • 10 ani vol. 1+2 (2003)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ramona Vintilă (31 July 2007). ""Astăzi e ziua ta..." : Mircea Baniciu" (in Romanian). Jurnalul Național. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://okmagazine.ro/agenda/muzica/mircea-baniciu-atac-dur-nicu-covaci/index.html

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