“Miss Flower”. A couple of words from where to begin.
It was the summer of 2008 when a song all-heart written by AnDy, with a classic guitar and a glockenspiel, ended up in drawer full of papers scrawled with various drawings and thoughts. In fact, in the drawer there were already 2 or 3 good songs. Anyway, times were not ripe to let free those ideas and projects were other. Andy was playing the bass in the glorious RoulotteHiFi, Andrea sang with the Starbucks, Cesare was the guitarist of Evergreen and Ringo (Lodovico) did the prophet investing in Telecasters and Vox amplifiers.
From a summer to another, exactly the 2011’s, when AnDy decides to enroll (as a soloist) at the “Espressione Giovani” contest in Arzignano City, with “Miss Flower” indeed. There were neither expectations and claims or a band in sight, so that in case of success at selections the idea was to answer: “Bye, thanks. It was nice to partecipate…”. Despite this, the chance was taken, a band was born for the occasion and at the end, it was even a triumph!
The band took the name “GoodbyeVisa” in honor of a nice post-adolescence time, when we ran around on board of a dear musician friend’s white Citroen Visa, to listen rock ’n’ roll.
At that point it wasn’t possible to put everything back in the drawer and the band started to work on a repertoire with some cover, but mostly with original records for the first real live shows. A year passes and an idea of record some material in studio came along, so to have something to give away in the need, a kind of demo, nothing more, to be done in a couple of days. Two days became two months and a simple, fleeting recording became “The Disketto”, an EP with 3 original scores and a cover of the song “Cochon” by Menlo Park. All recorded at the “Altramusica Ohm Recording Studio” with the precious work of Luca Pellizzaro. On November 30th, 2012 the official presentation is a success and the tiny shock wave let the 4 from Vicenza to play several concerts and to create small initiatives like “The Caminetto Live”: 5 songs played live, unplugged, in front of a mesmerizing fireplace, video recorded and published on YouTube.
Another adventure took place between the spring and summer of 2013 with the single “Feather” together with a videoclip directed by Michele Piazza. The frame is the beautiful Malcesine, at the Garda Lake, that with the fascinating historical center and the cableway to the Baldo Mountain, gave a special look at all the shootings. With the very same “Feather”, GoodbyeVisa participated at the “Una canzone in cui credere” contest, receiving a special mention by the famous italian songwriter Edoardo Bennato who exclaimed: “it’s only rock and roll, but I like it”.
Other nice appearances such as “BalconyTV Schio”, “Arezzo Wave Veneto” and “Senzaspine” contest at the Fishmarket in Padua, brought experience and helped to increase the willing to record a full-length album, GoodbyeVisa branded!
We are then at the recent history with the band that in September 2014 decided to lock themselves up for a year, more or less, in the rehearsing flat to work on new songs and almost-old ones to be included in the upcoming album. After nights spent between arrangements, new sounds, several versions of the same songs, existential crisis, home-brewed beers tastings and listenings of excellent vinyl records, between September and November 2015 the album “goodbyevisa” took shape at Matt Bordin’s “Outside Inside Studio”.