When in Rome was an
English new wave trio that consisted of Michael Floreal,
Clive Farrington, and Andrew Mann. The group was
created after Farrington's band, Beau Leisure, split up.
After recording some demos and playing the pub circuit,
When in Rome landed a record deal with a subsidiary of
After the success of
their first single, "The Promise", Virgin ordered a full
album, and When In Rome released a
self-titled release in 1988.
This would be the band's only album release, but as far
as initial releases go, it was very successful.
Not only was "The Promise" a hit, landing at 11 on the
Billboard charts, but the songs "Heaven Knows" and
"Sight of Your Tears" also charted.
In 1990, When In Rome split due to
musical differences. When In Rome has been
resurrected in one form or another over the years, with
Floreale performing as When in Rome in the UK, and
Farrington and Mann performing as When in Rome UK, and
later as Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann formerly of
When in Rome (due to legal issues). The When in
Rome Discography is as follows:1988: When in Rome
[chorus] I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the
right words to say,
I know they don't sound the way I planned them
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you
fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you ... [etc]