Thomas Raggi (born January 18, 2001) is an Italian guitarist and a member of the award-winning band, Måneskin. He is also popularly known as Er Cobra. The 22-year-old guitarist developed a passion for music as a teenager and despite being a high school student at that time, he was already playing at nightclubs, and live shows. Thankfully his love for music has paid off as he is currently one of the most renowned guitarists in Italy.
Thomas Raggi Is Of Mixed Ethnicity
Thomas Raggi was born in Rome, Italy on the 18th of January 2001. Although details about his parents and childhood are not all available to the public, we know that he was born to his late father Tullio Raggi and they were a Christian family.
Raggi’s zodiac sign is Capricorn as a result of his birthdate. Although it is clear that he is Italian, he also has mixed ethnicity, but unfortunately, we do not know what his other ancestry is. On the same note, it has not been revealed if Thomas is the only child of his parents or not.
Thomas Raggi’s High School Education Was In Italy
Thomas Raggi developed a passion for music from an early age, but it did not stop him from completing his basic academic pursuits. According to information on his Facebook page, Thomas Raggi attended school at Liceo Scientifico J.F Kennedy (J. F. Kennedy High School). He also enrolled at the Scuola Media Gianicolo Di Roma for his college degree – even though the exact course he studied remains elusive.
While he was still in high school, he started playing guitar at clubs, pubs, live shows, and music concerts. He was driven by his love for music and was just sure that it was what he wanted to do, despite being a teenager.
We cannot say for sure whether or not his parents were in support of their teenage boy who was still in high school playing at nightclubs and considering he was from a Christian home, it may have caused some tension at home. However, his passion for what he did won and he has kept up to his art.
Thomas Raggi Created a Music Band At 18
After playing at clubs, and other events for some time, Thomas Raggi finally decided to create a music band. In 2016, Thomas and two of his high school friends, Victoria De Angelis and Damiano David formed a band that they dubbed Måneskin.
However, with Thomas playing the guitar, Victoria De Angelis playing the bass guitar, and Damiano David serving as the vocalist, they soon realized that they needed a drummer. So, they put out an advert for a drummer on Facebook and that was how Ethan Torchio came on board, making the band a four-man band.
Initially, the band started by performing on streets without a name. However, when they wanted to register for ‘Pulse’ a local music contest for upcoming bands, they needed a name. The boys asked Victoria De Angelis to come up with some Danish words, and they all agreed on Måneskin which means “moonlight.”
Thankfully, they won the contest and that was a huge turning point for the band as they were privileged to perform their own songs for an audience who loved them.
Performing In X Factor Was a Major Breakthrough For Thomas Raggi and His Patterns
After winning Pulse, the group continued to perform on streets but this time on major streets like Via del Corso. They even got invited outside Rome to Denmark and this encouraged them to work harder.
In 2017, they auditioned for X Factor (a talent show in Italy) and although they did not win the competition, it increased their fan base and gained them more recognition across Italy and beyond. On the 24th of November 2017, the musical band crew released their first album which they titled ‘Chosen’ and since then, they have continued to bless the heart of people with their music.
The Måneskin musical band crew has been nominated for several musical awards. However, in March 2021, the band won the Sanremo Music Festival 2021. Barely months after that, Raggi and his musical band crew bagged an invite to the Eurovision song contest where they performed their song, Zitti e buoni.
He Is a Social Media Influencer
With a band that has hit over one million subscribers on YouTube, Thomas Raggi has become a social influencer. He joined Twitter in 2016, and his Twitter account, though not very active, has been verified. He has over 66k followers on the blue bird app.
With over 80 pictures uploaded on his Instagram, Thomas Raggi has nearly double the followers he has on Twitter. He seems to be more active on Instagram than Twitter, and he has over 1.7 million followers on his IG account – @thomasraggi_
Thomas Raggi’s Net Worth Is Unknown
Thomas Raggi is yet to reveal his net worth to the public, and authority websites like Forbes have not yet captured it. However, it is speculated that Thomas Raggi has an estimated net worth of $3 million which he makes from his career in music.
He Is Also Discreet About His Relationship
Thomas Raggi is very secretive, especially with information regarding his personal affairs, he prefers to keep his personal life away from the public domain. Speaking of Thomas’ current relationship status, there isn’t much information that can be disclosed regarding that.
However, he raised eyebrows about his sexuality during a concert in Poland when he kissed a fellow band member, Damiano David. Notwithstanding, he has made it clear that he is heterosexual and only kissed David to support LGBTQ+ rights in Poland.