Showmen 2

Showmen 2 were born in Napoli, Italy, from the ashes of The Showmen (2). After the breakup of the original band, James Senese, Franco Del Prete (2) and the guitarist Giuseppe Botta (now on bass), reformed the group with a new line-up, more influenced by the current Italian rock tendencies. Their first live appearance was in 1972 at the Pop Festival of Genova, Italy, where they levy success, which leads them to the publication in 1972, their only LP after signing with the label B.B.B. Beautiful Black Butterfly Records owned by Antonio Taccogna.
They first released some singles, halfway between the 60's soul of the original line-up and a new sound, then an album simply called Showmen 2 (the group was touring as Showmen 2, but the liner notes refer to them as simply Showmen), from which another single was taken, on the small local label B.B.B., with little promotion.

The band broke up after the album, founders James Senese and Franco Del Prete (2) creating the band Napoli Centrale with a production of three jazz-rock albums in 1975-77.



NL.SH. 0001, NL - 0001 Showmen 2 - Showmen 2 album art Showmen 2 Showmen 2 (Album) B.B.B. Beautiful Black Butterfly Records, B.B.B. Beautiful Black Butterfly Records NL.SH. 0001, NL - 0001 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
7105 DRPR Showmen 2 - Epitaffio album art Showmen 2 Epitaffio(LP, Album, Num, RE) Dr. Prog 7105 DRPR Europe 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AR. 4045 Showmen 2 - Che Succede Dentro Me album art The Showmen* Che Succede Dentro Me Storm (5) AR. 4045 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BSB 0005 Showmen 2 - Abbasso Lo Zio Tom album art Showmen 2 Abbasso Lo Zio Tom(7") B.B.B. Beautiful Black Butterfly Records BSB 0005 Italy 1972 Sell This Version