November 1999, the turn of the millennium, Y2K is immanent.
Amidst the Y2K fears, Mauro embarks on a European and Middle-Eastern tour as the new drummer for Canadian adventure-seeking Rock group, The Last Supper.
The end goal? Finish the tour with a performance at The Great Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, on the night of the millennium...
...they barely made it, and ultimately did not get to perform.
Mauro and the band were forced to arrive in Cairo a day before the millennium concert without any music equipment because of a broken-down tour bus in Budapest Hungary, delaying their arrival.
It was bitter-sweet, attending the New Years Eve party of the millennium at the oldest wonder of the ancient world, but not being able to perform. However the adventure was well worth it.
This type of thing proved to be just a taste of what was to come over the next 20 years as the drummer for The Last Supper.
Over the years Mauro and the band would travel the world and perform at many monumental locations, and in 2010 finally accomplishing their goal, performing a benefit concert at The Great Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, on December 11th, 2010.
The Last Supper has since started producing a documentary video series called Band Without Borders. The series will showcase up-close and personal travel experiences of the band as they share their music and adventures across the globe.
Mauro continues to tour and perform with The Last Supper, but has also worked with other bands and various musical projects in his career. In 2007 he joined Alternative Rock band Tenth Planet, and helped release their critically-acclaimed album “Everything is Never Over” in 2008. The album was produced by Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) and Mike Turner (Our Lady Peace) and received numerous stunning reviews.
Currently Mauro is working on releasing his first self-produced solo album. He uses a mix of digital synths and electronic and acoustic drums to blend swirling soundscapes with intense percussion. Check out the first single on BandCamp.