Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann formed When In Rome circa 1985 when Clive’s dad built a studio for them to work in. Pretty soon, the formula was set—Clive writing the lyrics, melody and arrangement for the first verse and chorus, with Andrew then completing the song—for what was to become the one and only When In Rome album. In 1987, “The Promise,” released as a 12” single quickly caught fire on the West Coast and ultimately reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 Club Play Chart in 1988 and No. 11 on the U.S. Hot 100 major chart in the same year.