Fausto – vocals & guitar | Fabio – guitar | Pier – drum | Michele – bass
COFFEESHOWER started their rocking career in their hometown L’Aquila, the notorious small town in middle of Italy which was recently hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. So let’s go back to the year 2000. The Coffee boys made a pretty original use of the punk-rock ingredients right from the start, which made this band one of the most interesting acts around, compared to the thousands of 90’s core oriented bands from the local scene at that time. Their unique blend of breathtaking melodies and rough guitar riffs (in the veins of Down By Law, Avail, early Offspring, early Saves The Day, Hot Water Music, Bad Religion and why not also Police and The Cure) allowed them gaining pretty big fan support and local press attention along the way. Their critically acclaimed 5-track self-released debut “A Product For The Youth Development” (2001) was sold out in few months. During their DIY years they kept touring extensively across the state and several times abroad, also touring with such bands as MISCONDUCT, GAMITS, PUNKREAS, BEERBONG, FONZIE, BELVEDERE and shaking the audience with their terrific fast- paced songs and energy packed shows. After their 2003 live performance at the INDEPENDENT DAYS FESTIVAL, Nh-N Recs (a small but hectic label from Italy) signed the band and released the split-cd “Split by Side”, featuring COFFEESHOWER together with the Dutch band DEPENDENT. The year 2005 was a year of change definitely. After another great German tour and mostly due to line-up problems they stopped their touring activity for a while. During this sort of hiatus they practiced again as much as the first times and they wrote a bunch of new astonishing songs that actually caught the band in the act of growing up: kinda rock songs that sound like emo that meets punk in a bar and then they drink whiskey together while the barman sings the blues. The new single “Black Tie” was published on the Punkster Magazine free sampler cd on January 2006. Then the time came for touring again with a new guitarist on board. They appeared at HEINEKEN JAMMIN’ FESTIV AL (yeah, the same festival where METALLICA, DARKNESS and AVENGED SEVENFOLD played!) and eventually they played the Switzerland date of TASTE OF CHAOS, sharing the main stage with such huge bands as TAKING BACK SUNDAY, ANTI-FLAG, UNDEROATH, SAOSIN and SENSES FAIL! After touring with Nitro Recs MUCH THE SAME they started new recordings that unexpectedly turned out to be more than a hassle for many reasons. So they finally had to move to a different studio and start all over again and getting over this was the main work task for the Coffee boys in the year 2008. After the short tour with CHUCK RAGAN early 2009 the tragic earthquake hit their hometown L’Aquila in April. This massive tragedy of course changed COFFEESHOWER plans once again, but after a few weeks the Coffee boys were back on the road and finally managed to pull off their long awaited new album “Kicking A Medicine Ball”, a bunch of songs full of passion, sweat, hope and despair. They are in the process of making new touring plans after the release of this full-length. Don’t fail to see these messengers of love and hate if they hit your town!