The project Songs With Other Strangers was born out of an idea by Marta Collica and was immediately embraced by Cesare Basile, Hugo Race, John Parish and Manuel Agnelli. It was first presented in 2004 at the cultural center “Zo” in Catania. SWOS is the creative encounter of a diverse international group of performers: songwriter Cesare Basile, Marta Collica, Stef Kamil Carlens, (dEUS,Zita Swoon) John Parish, author and producer of PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand, Giorgia Poli, founding member of Scisma and bass player of the John Parish Band, Manuel Agnelli songwriter and frontman of Afterhours, Hugo Race, founding member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and frontman of True Spirit. In 2010 joined the group Steve Wynn (Dream Sindacate) and Rodrigo D’Erasmo, violin player of Afterhours. On the 27.01.19 the rockumentary on Swos, by the Italian director Vittorio Bongiorno, has been premiered at the Seeyousound Festival in Turin.