The first core of Wish band comes from a lucky meeting in September 1992. Even if the first line-up is not complete, since a stable bass player will be missing for a few years, the group focuses on an idea of ”concept album”, writing songs originals, in English. The style is a bit hybrid, hard to classify, but closer to the standards of the classic rock songs.
Since 1997 the line-up starts shaping: Mauro Biondo on drums, Piergiorgio Franceschelli on vocals, Salvatore Patti on keyboards, Fabio Romagnoli on bass and Giorgio Simonetti on guitars. The group is increasingly oriented towards the prog, with the composition of new songs that are affected by the atmosphere of the 70s, but with a clearly recognizable and original style that is in the wake of modern progressive rock.
The years pass, families claim space, work absorbs time and takes us away, so rhythms slow down and projects for creating albums do not materialize. It is for personal reasons that Mauro has to leave the group during this period and is replaced by Massimo Mercurio.
In the mid-2000s we take the decision to create our own small studio, that due to a peculiar resonance, we call BbBox. It is fully equipped for recording and is gradually equipped with more and more equipment. We start seriously recording almost all the songs in our repertoire in multitrack. In this period, however, Fabio suddenly leaves the group; after an initial bewilderment, we decide that it is time to carry out the project of an album, thoughts and feeling that we have always nurtured. So we focus all our energies on the release of our first album for more than 2 years: this is how Stay Here My Friends is born.
The work starts from an essential concept: friendship as a true bulwark to withstand the bumps of our daily life. The record then tells about the difficulties of each of us in our emotional and religious choices, in recognizing our identity and our role in the world, but also about the main resource to resist life’s adversities, a bond called friendship. Ranging from more acid timbres to more ethereal sounds, the songs move within a modern new prog, but the whole project Stay Here My Friends, from photography, to video, to graphic design, revolves around the contrasts that each of us humanly lives.
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