The name of the duo, Sonohra, has a variety of meanings: Sonora is the name of a desert in California, an appropriate image to pair with the group's open approach to music and pronounced as an Italian word it means "play now!" Luca and Diego developed their musical abilities on their own, from the ground up, and have gathered some great momentum in a very short time.
Luca and Diego come from a family that has kept them always in touch with the arts. Growing up, they were inspired by their grandfather (professional violinist), mother (singer) and father (photographer). They were naturally attracted to music of the 60s and 70s, blues of the 50s, and some of the sounds of the 80s.
Over the past ten years, they honed their chops live, playing in pubs as an unplugged acoustic act, testing their our own songs as well as a wide variety of covers. Early in 2008 they put up a sample of their CD on YouTube and MySpace, the song "Liberi da sempre" (title track of their debut album) and received very flattering and encouraging comments. A contract with Sony followed.
Sonohra are now in California to make a video for the album's second single, "Love Show." Although Luca and Diego are far away from their Italian fans, they stay in touch through blogs and videos sent from sunny California.
"We're more than happy to use Markacoustic AC 101 amps," say Luca and Diego. The third Fainello brother is a bass player and naturally, he uses Markbass!
For more information, sound and video, visit: www.sonohra.it
Markacoustic and Markbass would like to thank Maurizio Mancassola for his constant support and commitment since before the birth of Markbass. He is pictured at left with Sonohra in his store, Pianoforti e Strumenti Musicali di Mancassola, in Colognola Ai Colli (vr), Italy. www.mancassola.it
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