Stay Homas

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Background information
OriginBarcelona (Spain)
Years active2020 - now
LabelsSony Music
MembersKlaus Stroink

Guillem Boltó

Rai Benet

Stay Homas are a Spanish musical trio created as a result of the preventive lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 in spring 2020.[1] There are three members in the group: Klaus Stroink (trumpet player in Buhos, Nil Moliner and Horny Section, and Voice Actor), Guillem Boltó (trombone player and Singing in Doctor Prats) and Rai Benet (Bass guitar in Buhos and Nil Moliner).[2] They became roommates in a flat in the Ensanche district of Barcelona a few months before the pandemic outbreak. The band’s name, Stay Homas, is a play on words with the expression “stay home”.[3]


Early days

Their first song, Confainament I, was uploaded to Benet’s Instagram account on March 14, 2020. The following day, they released their second song, Confainament II, in Boltó’s account. Their third one, Del confineo III, was uploaded to Stroink’s profile. Given the rapid success of the songs, they decided to create social media accounts[1] with the name of the band. Their songs, recorded in the balcony of their flat, use a humorous tone to talk about the Preventive measure against COVID-19, life in self-isolation, and the feeling of frustration from not being able to leave the house. Their songs combine different languages: Catalan language, English language, Spanish language and Portuguese language.[4]

The members of the band often invited other musicians to collaborate with them via mobile phone. Some of the Cameo appearance were Judit Neddermann,[5] Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Macaco (band), Nil Moliner, Manu Chao, Oques Grasses, and Sr. Wilson.[1]

The quick spread of their music through social media made them known internationally. They were featured in several media outlets, such as The New Yorker, CNN or NPR.[1][6] Their songs were Cover version|covered around the world. Michael Bublé, for instance, adapted Gotta be patient[7] with Barenaked Ladies and Mexico singer Sofía Reyes.[8]

First releases

In early June 2020, they released the song XXIX: Let it out, the last one before taking a break that coincided with the end of the lockdown in Spain. They recorded three of their songs in a Recording studio|studio and released an Extended play|EP at the beginning of July, with the title Desconfination.[9] The members of Stay Homas announced in an Instagram Live that their first concert (on July 31, 2020) was sold out in 10 minutes. Given their success, they decided to organize more concerts.[10]

In December 2020 they released their album Agua with Sony Music.[2] Out of the twelve tracks, sis of them were adaptations of songs they had previously sung in their balcony, while the rest of them were new songs.[11] Stay Homas kept the musical eclecticism, multiculturalism and multilingualism that had brought them to fame.[12]

To celebrate their first anniversary and to get ready for their summer tour, Stay Homas released a second batch of songs in March 2021, ten in total. Again from their balcony, they kept their unique style, this time collaborating with Rita Payés, Juanito Makandé, Albert Pla and Rubén Blades.[13][14]

Agua tour

The release Concert tour brought the band to forty different locations around Spain.[15] Some of them, like Vida Festival and Canet Rock, were controversial due to a large number of people in attendance even with the alarming results of COVID-19 statistics.[16] Another important concert was the one in Razzmatazz (club)|Razzmatazz since it supposed the re-opening of the venue.[17] On December 2021, they are set to visit Milan, Paris, Brussels and London, but their Latin America|Latin-American tour won’t take place until 2022.[18]


  • Desconfination (EP, 2020).[19]
  • Agua (LP, 2020).[20]


  • ARC Awards 2020:[21]
    • Breakout artist
    • Innovative project during lockdown
  • Enderrock Awards 2021:[22]
    • Best pop-rock song, The bright side (amb Oques Grasses)
    • Best breakout artist
    • Best live performance


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Michael Bublé fa una versió de la cançó "Gotta be patient" dels catalans Stay Homas". Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (in Catalan). Retrieved November 11, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vidal, Guillem. ""Fa mandra ser encara per a molts els 'tíos' de la terrassa" - 25 des 2020". El Punt Avui (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  3. ""Stay homas", la banda más viral de la cuarentena española". infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-11-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "El secreto de las canciones de Stay Homas, la banda sonora del confinamiento". La Vanguardia (in español). 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  5. "Michael Bublé versiona els Stay Homas… i gairebé s'oblida de citar-los". RAC1 (in català). 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  6. TV3, Telenotícies - Stay Homas, viralitat des del terrat de casa i banda sonora del confinament (in català), retrieved 2021-11-11
  7. "Michael Bublé versiona una de las 'confination songs' de los Stay Homas". La Vanguardia (in español). 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  8. "Les cançons de Stay Homas recorren el món |". (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  9. Rubén (2020-07-03). "Stay Homas publican su EP 'Desconfination' y lanzan el single 'Gotta Be Patient'". MusicUP (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  10. Coll, Bernat (2020-04-05). "Stay Homas vende todas las entradas de su primer concierto en 15 minutos". El País (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  11. "El desconfinament musical dels Stay Homas". (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  12. "Stay Homas estrena 'Agua', un disc eclèctic que vol "tocar tots els pals possibles"" (in Catalan). Retrieved 2021-11-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Stay Homas: "Donem gràcies al confinament perquè mai havíem treballat tant"". RAC1 (in català). 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  14. 324cat (2021-06-07). "Stay Homas sorprèn amb una cançó amb Rubén Blades: "Es por ti"". CCMA (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  15. "STAY HOMAS | Conciertos 2021". Stay Homas (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  16. "El risc de contagi entre els assistents al Vida, Canet Rock i Cruïlla va ser superior a la mitjana - Diari de Barcelona". Diari de Barcelona (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  17. Bianciotto, Jordi (2021-11-05). "Stay Homas, fiesta grande en Razzmatazz". elperiodico (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  18. "STAY HOMAS | Devoluciones y cambios gira 2021". Stay Homas (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  19. "Stay Homas". Viasona (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  20. "Stay Homas publica 'Agua', el seu primer disc | betevé". (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  21. "Stay Homas, doblement guardonats als Premis ARC 2020 |". (in català). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  22. 20minutos (2021-04-08). "Stay Homas triunfa en los Premis Enderrock 2021 con tres galardones". - Últimas Noticias (in español). Retrieved 2021-11-11.

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