The Premiata Forneria Marconi (also known as PFM) is an Italian progressive rock band that has had great popularity, both in Italy and internationally (in the United Kingdom, America and Japan). Among the Italian progressive rock groups of the seventies (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Stormy Six, Osanna, Pooh, Acqua Fragile, The Trip, Goblin, Area, Perigeo, Le Orme, Opus Avantra, New Trolls), the PFM was the unique in achieving success beyond national borders. At the time it was among the few Italian groups to enter the album chart in the famous US magazine Billboard. It is musically related to bands like Genesis, the progressive part of Pink Floyd or the early King Crimson and Gentle Giant. Moreover, it has been able to evolve its own style even in the following decades thanks also to the remarkable technical qualities of its components.
Franz Di Cioccio – drums, percussion and vocals;
Patrick Djivas – bass;
Lucio Fabbri – violin, keyboards and guitar;
Roberto Gualdi – drums;
Alessandro Scaglione – keyboards, vocals;
Marco Sfogli – electric guitar;
Alberto Bravin – additional keyboards, acoustic guitar and vocals.