Luca Bash & Giova Pes Acoustic Duo

“Italian songwriter Luca Bash has just released a memorable and frequently stunning new record: The Single Drops which features a track from each of his four EP's as well as the awe-inspiring Your Tomorrow, the final track from his CMYK project. Mingling acoustic artistry with folky arrangements Luca Bash is taking folk rock to a new level.”

“Based on the dichotomy of balancing normal life with a love for music Luca Bash is the kind of artist who seeks to strip down the music to its bare soul. Using only two guitars, Luca Bash, and his longtime collaborator Giova Pes have been able to conjure up charming and powerful soundscapes that inspire the listener. Filled with deep layers of meaning there is a lot to dissect with The Single Drops – a record that represents the pinnacle of years of artistic struggle.” by Independent Music Promotions

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Below is also possible to read more details about Luca Bash and the CMYK Project.

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Luca Bash

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It is easy to tell my story. I live in a heavy dichotomy: between a normal life of studies and a strictly respected education path , and a second one, where I seek to express myself through the arts.
I believe this is the case for a lot of people.
The first one is going well. I have a Job, good earnings, professional satisfactions and a comfortable place in society. The other one is a continuous search began in the 90s, when I chose to unfold myself through the arts.
In 1994 I sold my violin after three years of studies to buy my first guitar, which was a room ornament until 1999, when I started writing my first song, “Welcome to Ireland”. The flow of reasons that brought me to write a song are very difficult to explain. In that case it was my surprise and love for the Irish people, who wear a smile in face of the bad weather… always. If I read my lyrics, I clearly see that my basic drivers are the desire to explain happiness and to reveal our human traits. These are the two aspects that I really love to write about, because maybe they have meanings and concepts truly shareable with a potential listener.
So I started a more songwriting-oriented path at the “University of Music in Rome”. In parallel (1994-1997) I attended private lessons in oil painting and sculpture, and then (1997-1999) I joined the choir of my high school, with the director Fabrizio Barchi. In 2004 I finished my experience at UM, recording 13 guitar and vocal tracks. "Dear John", written in 2005, gave me the chance to advertise my art by winning in 2006 the International Festival of Songs of Piombino, including the award for best interpretation.
The final exhibition was the moment where I usually find the memory that pushes to go on writing songs. During that final there were around 800-1000 people in the plaza. Before the final part of “dear John”, I make a pause after a B7, followed by a G. When I reached that point of the song, the crowd was quite and the silence was incredible. But a young female voice (I didn’t see her face because of the stage lights in front of my eyes) screamed aloud “Bravo”, and, despite the fact that I was playing, I heard her. I still remember the shivers. I was unknown, playing a song unknown as well, but able to give emotions. This is the reason why I still compose. For that young girl.
This was also the period when my band 'BASH' began (see the BIO BASH). "Crumblin' Lover" represented the first piece arranged by the band (at that time we were called Luca Bashin' Monkeys). In 2007 we joined again The Festival of Piombino with this song and we got the Best Arrangement award.
Today I live between music and work, sacrificing everything else.
A 36 hour day would be helpful…
In 2011 the Bash adventure ended. Rick, bass, went to Barcelona. Giovanni, guitar, moved to Milan. We tried with David and Fabio an attempt to rebuild our project, but we had incompatible schedules. So "Bash" became part of the history.
In 2012 I went to Turin to follow my “ordinary” life aspirations. After some months of settling in, I met Giovanni again, my previous band guitarist, because Milan and Turin are "quite" close. "Only" 130 km.
We decided to compose again and to assemble a new band. Meanwhile I took my notebook and I re-started writing songs.
In 2013 we started recording our first tracks, still without a project "container", in other words without a clear masterplan.
The 17th of April 2013 I had a serious accident on my motorbike. I woke up after a 5 days of coma in a bed, with tubes, pills and a third of my spine broken, accompanied by some ribs and a shoulder collapsed as well.
After 5 months I was ok and able to do all the things I used to do before that crash. A miracle, If I were a believer. A big BIG B I G stroke of luck, It probably was.
With this behind me one thing became clear: I had written a lot of songs which had never seen the light of day.
And so the CMYK project started. For me it is a way to “print” my art, and no matter how many followers I'll get or the resonance it will have. I have to do it. I need to do It.

Luca Bash & Giova Pes

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I met Giovanni during our “recruiting” phase for our Bash project in 2007. He was Matilli’s friend, coming from the same music school we were attending, the UM in Rome.
Our acoustic Duo was a natural consequence of a live request for a “compact” band version of BASH.
We have played together several times around Italy from 2007 to 2011.
In 2011 Giovanni went to Milan for work, because the 99,9% of the passion “distribution” is out of “life” specification limits. No money at all, probably because we have never deserved such luck, but actually we don’t really care about it.
For the same reason, I moved in 2012 to Turin, just 130 km “close” to Giovanni. So we started again to “work” together on my tracks.
Therefore the acoustic duo Luca Bash & Giova Pes started with a new production horizon. We started writing and arranging the CMYK project, a complete final release of all the songs I have written in these years. The project details are explained below. I remember that I started playing guitar pushed by Dave Matthews Live album “Live at Luter College”. For that reason, I am convinced that a song played properly with two guitar and voice is enough and interesting too, to let my music come out from its hideout.
Giovanni is a very good friend of mine, as well as a great guitarist, in my opinion. His guitar arrangements enlighten my songs in a way I couldn’t imagine when I wrote them.
The target is to play our music in clubs, with compact high quality equipment we have provided for this goal.

The CMYK Project

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At the end of 2012, with Giovanni, I decided to start a not well defined project. I started writing new songs and working with Giovanni on the new arrangements. Until the next year this project remained with no name and without a certain track list. On the 17th of April 2013, in the middle of recording the first tracks, I had a bad crash on my motorbike. After 4 months of convalescence and home rest, I realized that I was lucky to be alive and healthy, but I was a fool, as an artist, because I composed a lot without “freezing” it with a good recording session. So I planned to record in the 2014 four EPs, to let my lines and notes be “printed” and available.
I called it CMYK for a simple reason: the people who work with graphics and computer design know very well that, when they have to print what they did, they have to convert the color profile, because printers work with four colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black.
Respectively, this project is a way to print my soul, my artist will and my feelings.
It is a 2 guitar and vocal project, not only by necessity, but also because I wanted it to be like a friendly listener’s invitation to play my songs next to him in his living room.
Moreover I decided to study guitar in 2001 after admiring Dave Matthews’s Live at Luter College, a marvelous live concert in acoustic duo.
Current music production rules discourage this kind of recordings. So, probably, it is a good idea.
The 5th EP is called “Single Drops” which represents a summary of the CMYK project, proposing one single, “Your Tomorrow”, and one song from each EP (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black).


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Backstage - A songwriter who changes his setlist before a concert to introduce himself and not his business mask

Beyond The Screen - The community behind the screen doesn’t seem as inclined to like and share a real talk in front of a chill beer.

Black Swan’s Walls - Stuttering is cursed by the “audience’s” smile, strengthening the black swan’s innermost defence walls

Crumblin’ Lover - A player's heart is frightened by time and loneliness.

Dear John - A song dedicated to John Paul II from a songwriter with a “godless soul”

Demoapathy - If a politician could speak frankly to his supporters…

Fair White Lies - A stranger’s indifference could be an act of love by telling you the truth, more so than the words of friends and kin.

The Sun’s Everlasting Smile - An aesthetic flaw, expressed by this foolish world appearance criteria, could make some one sacrifice one of the best human assets, the smile.

Forever Like asleep - If the after-life were like an eternal dream… just like sleeping forever within your best dream

Helena - ‘Pretty Woman’ is a modern fairy tale. The sad thing is that this story is impossible, not because of nature or statistics, but because of the prejudices of society.

Hidden God - An alien guest arrives here, on Earth, convinced he will find answers about God’s existence. He won’t find any evidence, sadly…

In My Place - Euthanasia is not a matter of ‘right or wrong’, but a topic that cannot be faced without being in the patient’s place. But it is impossible.

Jekyll & Hyde - Stevenson’s theory about Jekyll and Hyde, as Good and Evil. How can we be sure that Hyde is not the true one?

Little Tale - Gold for anyone is a dream that comes true. But a hamster could not be ready to take that chance.

Love and Lust
- Lust as a metaphor, or an example, for describing the foolish weakness of being human

Millennium Idiot - The new millennium idiot characteristics and mindset.

My Father, Gargantua - Rabelais’ humanism manifesto asks a son for his efforts to study for being blessed by his father, without asking him what he really loves.

My Magic Mirror - The Evil Queen finds a spell to betray her magic mirror. But his “no” is not a matter of spells…
Paradise Cafè - The ultimate cure for heart and soul diseases…

Shall We Dance? - …Falling in love with a dream reflection instead of a person, losing the chance for real love

So High - Love for a woman. That’s it.

The Big Dive
- Waiting for ‘train’ is not a trustworthy way to change. You need to dive into the unknown to hope for a u-turn. And this dive is always huge.

The Eighth Sin - The seven deadly sins are not able to explain the worst vice a man could have…

Then I Will Run Away - Does running away guarantee the alignment between life and dreams?

Upwind - There are no surprises if you follow the wind. And suggestions go where the wind blows. The treasure is where nobody goes, behind the source of the wind.

Welcome to Ireland - A song dedicated to the wonderful Irish people and their lovely mindset

Women’s Way (NuShu) - An old Chinese story where women taught the essence of freedom, more than men’s swords and wars

Your Tomorrow - A mom tells her life testament to her kid while he sleeps.

Show Description

The night with Luca Bash & Giova Pes is a show dedicated to 80% Luca Bash original songs and 20% revisited covers (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Damien Rice, Michel Bublè, Elvis Presley, etc).
The Show will last about 2 hours of live music, with a pause filled with arranged Luca Bash’s original songs, by a player linked to the PA system.


Backstage - A songwriter who changes his setlist before a concert to introduce himself and not his business mask

Stage Plan

Backstage - A songwriter who changes his setlist before a concert to introduce himself and not his business mask


Backstage - A songwriter who changes his setlist before a concert to introduce himself and not his business mask
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