ZESKIOUSS sprouted and grew in Lucien Mocci’s mind. A self-taught musician, Lucien Mocci has been around the rock scene for years. His adventure began in the early 80’s with the strong influence of his uncle, Tintin Sanna, guitarist and singer. Attracted by other styles of rock, especially heavy metal, he was soon out there on his own, playing in different groups. In the early 90’s, he started up « Nautilus Crane » whose strong melodious rock style reflected most of his major influences. « Nautilus Crane » represented Corsica in the well-known festival « Le Printemps de Bourges » in 1994 and they also produced an album. The band broke up in 1995.
Lucien Mocci, who was always searching for new sounds, turned to the Mediterranean cultures. So he put away his Stratocaster and dove into ethnic music. For 15 years he studied and learned to play the « oud » and percussions. With a will to create rather than reproduce, he wrote his own original « oud » music.
Meanwhile, the Stratocaster slept in its hard case and the screaming Marshalls were silenced. Then in 2010, the Stratocaster and the call of rock reached out to him, because you can’t just walk away from it, you evolve with it. So he got the idea to adapt the « oud » music into rock guitar melodies with a touch of the ethnic percussions, drums and strange mystical atmosphere.
And that was the beginning of ZESKIOUSS!
The limits were pushed and his creativity was set free, surrounded and supported by love. June 21st, 2013, Lucien Mocci’s first ZESKIOUSS album came out on the day of the « Fête de la Musique », called « Ancient Stones » in reference to the first inhabitants of Corsica.