Originally founded in 1992 in Bologna, Italy under the name of Green Petronions blues band, and having undergone many stages of evolution, today's BSM style and repertoire guarantee first-class entertainment for all audiences. BSM's live performances include a variety of genres, from the classics of great soul singers like Otis Redding, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, to the masterpieces of funk powerhouses like Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and Average White Band, and ending with an energizing finale of the most popular disco hits. All songs are selectively chosen and arranged into an extraordinary play list creating a sound very unique to BSM. The year 2004 was a landmark year for Bononia Sound Machine, who won the national Heineken Summer Kings of Soul competition hosted by the Blue Inn Café and partook in the Pistoia International Blues Festival. In December of that same year, BSM recorded their first ever live record titled "Live at the Blue Inn Café" as a result of the special cooperation of Mr. Gianni Grassilli, a well-known sound engineer of the International Umbria Jazz Festival. Over the years, BSM have performed live in front of thousands of people, including an amazing concert in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna in front of 15,000 music lovers during the spring of 2005. In 2006, BSM expanded their repertoire and created the School of Soul, a unique live set dedicated to the birth and evolution of soul and Motown. This special set offers a real treat for all lovers of the classic Motown hits of the 1960s to the most well-liked soul jams of today, and includes fun facts and stories about the original performers! Currently, BSM has just released their first studio recording session called Stuffunk which contains truly original songs written and performed by band. The official release of the new album was July 19 2007 and it was complimented by a special live performance at the 20th Anniversary of the International Porretta Soul Festival.