is a popular Croatian musician best known for his work as a singer/songwriter for Laufer
and for his solo work with his band 4
Damir Urban was born on 19 September 1968 in Rijeka
, a town that is today well known for its rock scene, where he founded his first band La Bellona as the bassist and main songwriter. It is with this band that he performed live for the first time, although little is left today of La Bellona's music.
In 1986 Urban was part of another band as a vocalist, Laufer
, one that defined the Croatian rock scene of the early 1990s. Laufer released their first album, The best of
, in 1993
which spawned hits such as "Lopov Jack", "Svijet za nas" and undoubtedly their most popular song, "Moja voda". Urban wrote all of the lyrics and co-wrote most of the music.
Their second album, Pustinje
, was released in 1994, shortly after which the band disbanded due to differences over the musical vision Laufer was to follow. Laufer's greatest hits album, Epitaph
, was released via Croatia Records
Damir Urban released his first solo album in 1996, entitled Otrovna kiša
), to critical and commercial acclaim. The album produced hits such as "Astronaut
", but the highlight of his career was yet to follow.
In 1998, he released Žena dijete
) to even... Read More