Filippos Gougoumis Composer, lead and rythm guitars, bass, backing vocals
Gianpaolo “Banjo” Begnoni Keyboards and programming
Danilo “Sakko” Saccotelli Drums, recycled percussions, backing vocals
The Oneira is the progressive rock band lead by the greek multi-instrumentalist Filippos Gougoumis. A multi-cultural project across Greece, Italy and Germany.
Filippos together with the keyboard player Gianpaolo “Banjo” Begnoni wrote the first album “Natural Prestige” which was recorded in Space Lab studios (Germany) with Filippos close friend Musician/producer Oliver Philipps and Christian Moss. The record guest Oliver’s Vocals plus a session vocalist and drummer.
"Natural prestige" was pretty welcome in the international progressive scene, proving the skill of the band and the right mix between old and new “progressive colours”.
After “Natural prestige” Filippos decide to challenge himself and work on more complex, mature and sophisticated sound which is the new step to “forge” The Oneira style.
Filippos adds a new permanent drummer to the band. Oliver Philipps suggest his italian friend Danilo “Sakko” Saccotelli, which is grown in the progressive heavy metal scene in the early 90’. He’s also a writer and lyricist.
The current line up worked so hard for the second album “Hyperconscious”, again co-produced by Oliver Philipps (also guest lead vocals/guitars) and Christian Moss, with “new blood" on it, Charlotte Wessels (from Delain) as a guest appearance and the new guest lead singer Manuel Ruscigno.
“Hyperconscious” marks a big step forward for the band.