Peripheral Visionaries

Singer-song writing duo, based in London. Approaching music by starting on the drums in Hong Kong at the age of nine, Zuna went then on to become a multistrumentalist, producer and songwriter when he later moved to Italy. Singing from a very young age, Mattia started his education as a singer at the age of 16, one year after the birth of his first band. After a few experiences in various local bands in Italy he then moved to London in search for new musical horizons. It was at University of West London where the two met and started a new music project, strumming their first songs between a lesson and a party. It was only after their graduation that the two started planning recording demos and it was then that the project was given the name of Peripheral Visionaries. In November 2016 the duo recorded their first track at home, Leon. Peripheral Visionaries are influenced by a wide variety of music genres and styles that cover early sixties all the way throughout the seventies, as well as contemporary artists such as Mac DeMarco, The Lemon Twigs, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead. Their name is an ironic quote taken from the American stand up comedian Steven Wright in one of his comedy stunts, where he says: “I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.” Steven Wright Adopted as band name as a way of showing their mentality and approach towards music as well as their humorous side.