Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is a popular progressive rock band born in the 1970s.
Inspired by prog rock acts from England as Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, keyboardists Vittorio Nocenzi and his brother Gianni founded Banco del Mutuo Soccorso. A careful balance of electronic and acoustic instruments, plus the use of reeds, made the sound of the band increasingly original and innovative, with a blend of rock, jazz and classical music which did not however forsake the Italian melodic tradition. The late 1970s saw Banco del Mutuo Soccorso going in new directions, with a film soundtrack in 1976’s Garofano rosso and with a change of their name in just, Banco.
This year the band will celebrate their 45th anniversary with all their hits and a new line up formed by Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar), Nicola Di Già (guitars), Marco Capozi (bass), Augusto Zanonzini (drums), and Tony D’Alessio who had replaced the heavy legacy of Francesco Di Giacomo, died in 2014, as the new lead singer.