It’s the Taubertal Festival 2015, and The Two Romans step on stage amidst an onslaught of beer cups and angry shouts: “Everlast! We want Everlast!!” This is hardly any band’s dream.
Indeed this is a far cry from the celebration the Zanella brothers pictured as kids. Growing up in Rome, Italy, they reigned as the football kings of their street. A nutmeg past a neighbor, a give-‐‑ and-‐‑go and a perfectly placed lob over the keeper would ignite fantasies of a day when whole stadiums would cheer their names, but, for the time being, the only beckons for these brothers would be ones from their mother shouting, “A tavola!” And with that their game would end because everybody knows you don’t keep momma waiting when dinner is served!
When Samuele and Mattia left Rome, they did not know how music might change their lives. As they settled into Switzerland, the brothers embarked on a musician’s life and they soon found themselves trading the eternal city for the Swiss garage, football for songwriting, and Roman streets for European stages. However, it has paid off hugely. With their band, The Two Romans, the brothers have caused open hearts and renowned European stages alike to quake in unison. From Switzerland to London and London to Berlin, their infectious energy, unity, and passion have won over the harshest of critics and while they may look like the love-‐‑children of Vikings and hipsters, who can resist their bold, tempestuous Roman temperament?
As it turns out, not even an upset festival crowd in Germany can resist. Anthemic melodies, contagious guitar hooks, and energy like a hurricane eventually win over the angry mob. As The Two Romans crash out in an unforgettable set, the brothers’ dreams look more like reality. The audience erupts in celebration and the Zanella brothers take a bow. The fans roar their love…And momma calls from backstage, “La pasta è pronta!”
This is The Two Romans: a band that turns beer cups into a dance floor, and angry jeers into the loudest cheers. The Romans are here!