Our thanks go out to Dave Bickler (former lead singer of Survivor) and Thomas McDonough for the recent interview on their show “This Moment In Time”. Very nice chaps. You can hear the interview here:
When In Rome II are performing live with Bow Wow Wow and The Untouchables in Agoura Hills:
08.19.17 Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
The Canyon – Where Music Meets the Soul™
When In Rome II are performing live in Riverside and Dana Point:
06.22.17 Aura Vista Nightclub, Riverside, CA
06.23.17 StillWater, Dana Point, CA
10.14.16 Livewire, Scottsdale, AZ
I was recently asked by a fan at one of our shows about how the song that we are best known for, The Promise came about. I’m sure I’ve written about how the song was written before, but in light of recent events, and to set the record straight, I will reveal the true and only account.
After all I was there.
The song was written at a small studio located at the back of original member, Clive Farrington’s parents house. It was a simple setup. An Emulator drum machine, Roland SH 101 bass synth with a primitive sequencer and a couple of synths whose brand I can’t recall . At the time I wrote all the music for the band and used to work on ideas in the studio after my day job. One night I started to work on an idea after I found a drum pattern that had been programmed a few days earlier. I programmed a bass sequence into the SH 101 and then began working around the chord progression and a melody. At some point that evening Clive Farrington joined me and liked what he heard. He recorded the vocals over the track and it was basically finished. Nearly all of the original lyrics and melodies made it onto the record. We did re-demo the song later and it was then that I wrote the piano intro. Andrew Mann wrote the lyrics for the second verse and when we recorded the final version in the studio, it was almost identical to the second demo. Our producer on the album, Ben Rogan, had us record an organic version with a 20 plus piece orchestra, but it lacked the vibe of the demo so, to Ben’s eternal credit, he agreed that we should re-record the demo version and that is the version that became the hit.
I guess the message is, if it works, don’t mess with it.
10.14.16 SCOTTSDALE, AZ LIVEWIRE
FALL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH REAL LIFE AND BOW WOW WOW:
10.28.16 BOGOTA, COLUMBIA TBA
10.29.16 LIMA, PERU TBA
10.31.16 SANTIAGO, CHILE TBA
11.02.16 BUENOS AIRES, ARGEN. TBA
11.03.16 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY TBA
11.05.16 ASUNCION, PARAGUAY TBA
Our show at the Rose in Pasadena this Saturday has been moved to the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets for the Rose will be honored and all original show details remain the same.
Very excited to announce…….
When In Rome II on tour with Real Life’s David Sterry, and Bow Wow Wow
10.28.16 BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
10.29.16 LIMA, PERU
10.31.16 SANTIAGO, CHILE
11.02.16 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
11.03.16 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
11.05.16 ASUNCION, PARAGUAY