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73 guestbook messages
Mon Dec 2 2013
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the musicians who performed with you last night at the Purcell Room. It was a magical gig! I took three friends for birthday and Christmas presents, and we all loved every moment. The chemistry between you and the others was amazing and we got high on the joy that you created on stage.
I look forward to seeing you perform again before too long. Thank you again.
Mon Nov 25 2013
Dear music lovers,
Just to remind you of the concert on 1 December 2013 at the LONDON Purcell Room with the Antonio Forcione Quartet and the wonderful London Goldsmith [Big] String Orchestra directed by Julian Ferraretto. Special guest the charismatic ESKA, renowned gospel singer . I would be delighted to see you there!
To book your tickets:
Mon Nov 4 2013
I'm a big fan. I came to the concert you held with Sarah Jane Morris at Ropetackle, Shoreham on 1 November and brought a friend of mine who did not know your music. I expected to be bathed in liquid sunshine as I always am when I listen to you play, sadly Sarah Jane dominated the performance and the result was extremely depressing and made me very angry. Being bombarded by political statements is not my idea of a pleasant evening out and I would have left at the interval had I realised the second half would be as depressing as the first.
Thank you for your appreciation towards my work.
I am sorry if the music evening at the Ropetackle did not quite suit your taste. It was clear from the venue program that it wasn't the usual Antonio Forcione gig that evening, but a collaboration with singer songwriter Sarah Jane Morris who's work I respect greatly.
Hope to see you again soon ...maybe when I will be back with my group :)
Sun Oct 20 2013
Antonio, would you and Eduardo Niebla ever on sided playing together again. I saw you playing many times in the late 80's at the Bulls head in Barnes several times with a girlfriend at the time and have followed both your careers ever since. The girlfriend is now a good friend and it would make our relationship if we could ever get to see you guys play again
Fri Oct 18 2013
Caro Antonio, la serata ad Hannover (14.10.2013) e stata molto bella. Tutti erano molto toccato dalla vostra musica. Hai vinto molti fan! Musica ci unisce er per noi sandacalisti questo e molto importante..... Grazie che hai arricchito il nostro congresso. Saluti da Hannover! (Francesco Grioli)
Thu Oct 17 2013
Sincere thanks to you Antonio, Anselmo and Matheus for the top quality and thoroughly entertaining gig at the Marsden Jazz Festival last Sunday. Fourth time seeing you, and it just gets better for me! Really pleased for you that the gig was sold out, more people than when we saw you previously at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, and in Barnsley, and I'm pretty sure you made many new fans last Sunday. Love the music from your Searches of Africa album, and of course hearing the favourites you played. It was really good to see and talk with you again. Till the next time. Ciao!
Mon Oct 14 2013
Thanks for an absolutely stunning gig at the Marsden Jazz Festival yesterday, and thanks for your generous time afterwards chatting. The new Africa CD is superb and we enjoyed the mind (and finger!) bending Touch Wood. Look forward to seeing you again very soon. Bravo Antonio!
Sat Oct 12 2013
A HUGE thank you to all of you for your kind support and
beautiful messages. Antonio xx
Un grazie di cuore per i bellissimi messaggi affettuosi. Spero di incontrarvi tutti e presto. Un abbraccio forte Antonio
Fri Oct 11 2013
Antonio..ti ascolto da 16 anni, non esagero se dico che la tua musica è stata una parte importante nella mia formazione di ragazzo,studente,medico e padre.Thanks & All the Best!
martin & sharon
Sun Sep 22 2013
Great gig at the Maltings last night, brought a group with an Antonio "virgin" and he was blown away. Shame about the mixing though - Jenny's cello needed to be much more up in the mix.
Steve and Suzy
Sun Sep 22 2013
Superb evening at the Maltings last night, the musicianship was extraordinary, so creative and with such sensitivity and passion it was an evening of music we shall never forget! Please come back again :)
Sun Sep 22 2013
Saw you at Farnham Maltings last night. Fantastic concert, brilliant band. Had a great time and can't wait to see you again!
Sat Sep 21 2013
Hi! We just 'discovered' you... You are amazing! We would love to see you live! Please consider coming to Brussels!
Fri Sep 20 2013
Bravo Antonio !
I have seen you playing on the 7th September 2013 at the London Acoustic Guitar Show and was amazed by your wonderful techniques and particular music. When you finished your show I wanted to shout "Viva l'Italia" in the concert room.
Well, being and "impulsive" Italian living in London, and after exchanging a few words with you, before I left the show I decided to buy again an acoustic guitar there and then and walked back home with it, which I now alternate to the electric guitar I also have...
Keep up with the good music :-)))
Cheers or better ...Cordiali saluti !
Sat Sep 14 2013
You are wonderful. We are musicians, 50 years, still gigging. Our son Dean Mongerio, sax, producer etc, lives in London now, touring with show "New Jersey Nights" Putting out his CD project at www.indiegogo.com/prjects/dean-mongerio-s-debut-album. Friends of Preston Reed. Please take a listen if you will. He is very talented and unique as you are.
I would love a CD for my husband Tony, who loves your work. Himself a smooth bassist from Atlantic City, performing 50 years and still doing 2 shows a week.
Love your style, sound, and personality. Hope you and Dean Mongerio meet some time. Kathy Mongerio
Sun Sep 8 2013
Really enjoyed seeing you at The Accoustic Show - you are a true genius with the accoustic guitar - Thanks
Sat Sep 7 2013
I had the pleasure of seeing Antonio perform at Ronnie Scott's on thursday evening and I was blown away by his talent. It was a
brilliant show as he performed with Sarah J Morris.
I am now going to build up my CD collection with his music
Thank you for a fantastic evening and good luck with your future
Sat Aug 24 2013
Attended Antonio's concert at the Edinburgh Fringe last night - for the second time in a week, which is now an annual pattern! Truly outstanding. Master of the craft.
Sat Aug 17 2013
Thank for signing my CD in memory of Nonno Antonio.
A very special italian man from a very special era. He would have loved your music. He used to go around with his friends in the mountains of southern italy playing his 'lurganeto' (I'm sure I have not spelt that right) just to bring joy and a community spirit to his fellow friends. I hope to enjoy your sound live sometime soon. All the best to you and your loved ones Hanifex
Mon Jul 29 2013
Sei veramente strepitoso, la tua musica mi fa impazzire, ce ne sono pochi come te nel mondo che ancora suonano vera musica. Complimenti d'avvero continua così sei un grande.
Thu Jul 11 2013
un maestro, un caposcuola inconfondibile, per me una vera ispirazione, una completa ricarica energetico-musicale, grazie Antonio.
Thu Jul 4 2013
Please come to California.
Tue Jun 11 2013
You look stunning in the David Stevens clothing, how lovely to inspire someone through your music that way
Nico Di Battista
Sun Jun 9 2013
Sei stato la mia vera fonte d'ispirazione e mi piace tantissimo questo tuo percorso contemporaneo musicale Africano.
All the best...ma veramente!!!
Thu May 30 2013
I've been to see you three times, most recently at Swindon where your performance was mesmerising.
I hear your at the Print Room on 30th June and I'm looking to bring a dozen (plus) friends of mine to see you.
I hope it lives up to previous performances
Wed May 29 2013
I was also at the concert at Grinton on Monday noght (27th May).
Astonishing trio, fantastic music delivered with passion and flair.
Please make a return visit.
Tue May 28 2013
I was at your superb concert at Grinton Church last night, thank you so much to you and your two musicians - it was wonderful and totally uplifting! I would like to receive your news letter please.
Brilliant, thank you again. Please come back next year.
Thu Mar 28 2013
thanks for brilliant performance at the robin in bilston .20 th feb. when are you comming back . love new album and artwork ,vocals on song for zimbabwe absolutely beautiful thankyou ian
Sat Mar 23 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, the band and I had an amazing time in Ankara.
Fri Mar 15 2013
Dear Antonio Forcione,
I am the music writer that you may remember from small talk after the Ankara Jazz Festival Concert in Turkey on March 9th. Thanks again for the great performance.
I hope you like it.
Mon Mar 11 2013
Thank you very much for coming to Ankara and letting us witness that great performance lively...Hope to have this opportunity once again...
Grazie per una serata meravigliosa
Sat Mar 2 2013
Phenomenal concert at Andover Lights tonight. Love it all - Maurizio's party, Tiramisu, Stay Forever, Mandiba,
and the superb Touch Wood. An honour to shake your hand!
Fri Mar 1 2013
Antonio - thanks for great performance at Aldershot on Wednesday and for signing my copy of Sketches of Africa. The album is fantastic - love Stay Forever. Also dont forget our chat about Sabina - would be great if you two did a 'Meet me in Paris'! Thanks and God bless
Sat Feb 23 2013
Grazie per una serata meraviglioso a Band on the wall Manchester! Sono venuta per ascoltarti da 1996 ed ogni anno hai qualcosa differente per noi. E stato stupendissimo. Grazie!!
Sat Feb 23 2013
Thank you all for the wonderful show at The Band On The Wall in Manchester.
The playing was superb, and the sound was fantastic.
Wed Feb 20 2013
Sketches of Africa at the Swindon Arts Theatre was so good
Thank you again for a wonderful night of the most magical music
You speak to us all through your talking hands
Sat Dec 22 2012
Your fine playing shows so much heart I instantly became a fan. Love your music. Hope to see you on these shores sometime soon.
John & Jacky Aldred
Tue Dec 11 2012
What a pleasure to see fine musical artists at work!
Made the trip from Nottingham to London last weekend worth
every penny god bless Antonio love and respect
Sun Dec 9 2012
Just back home after todays Lunchtime show. What a treat you and the other guys were jus superb. Thankyou.
Tue Nov 6 2012
Just got Sketches of Africa CD today, and I am listening it for a second time. I love it. Wonderful atmosphere, rich textures, and a very nice mixing like always.
As a modest guitarist I appreciate that notation scores are now avialable. I will try to put my fingers at the same place than you ....
Grazie per la dedica in italiano. Sono cresciuto in Francia ma il mio cuore è in Italia.
Hope to see you performing one day here or maybe in London.
PS:An HD Studio Master download option is missing. Sure that a lot of people are ready to pay a few euros more for that.
Sun Nov 4 2012
Magical performance at the Stables last night, thanks so much to you and your band! Mesmerising!
Phil & Yoko
Sun Nov 4 2012
Amazing show at the stables last night (3/11/2012). Brilliant band, and your performance was incredible as always. Thanks!!
Fri Oct 5 2012
At last I have a copy of your new album, 'Sketches of Africa'...I listened to this, in full, no less than three times today. What can I say? It is moving, exciting, contemplative, peaceful. I can hear the music smiling...congratulations, it is beautiful. Thank you and all involved for sharing it, it has lifted and touched me profoundly. See you soon in concert, James :-)
Sun Sep 30 2012
finally, I've seen you yesterday evening at the BlueNote in Milano (with Sarah Jane Morris and Tony Remy). Thanks for your guitar technique and, most important, beautiful music.
I hope to see you again.
PS: when Hi Resolution (not MP3) music files will be available to buy ?
Sun Sep 30 2012
Saw you - and your fantastic band - twice a few years ago at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. I dragged friends along and they loved every moment. Pleeeease, any chance of you playing there again soon?
Thu Aug 30 2012
Thanks Antionio for making us so welcome last weekend, it was very special and lots of lovley memories were made to take home with us.
Lots of love
Sat Aug 25 2012
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL T-h-r-e-e more concerts to go!
A special THANK YOU to all who came to see our show "SKETCHES OF AFRICA" .....We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did performing for you ! Thanks, too, to all of you who have been spreading the word... word of mouth has been very powerful..... speaking of which - the album "Sketches of Africa" will be on sale after each Edinburgh show for the last time before release.
Thu Aug 23 2012
Thanks for bringing such a great show to Edinburgh - great crowd on Wednesday night.
Fri Aug 17 2012
Looking forward to the new album, is it also on Vinyl as your previous Naim albums, and will you let us know where we can pre-order??
Thu Aug 16 2012
Great show Wednesday 15th in Edinburgh in the rain!
Mon Aug 13 2012
My daughter is working The Fringe in Edinburgh this year and has already been to see Antonio twice.
We will be in the audience @ the Assembly on Saturday. Really looking forward to what I am sure will be a truely uplifting performance!
His music, talent & persona spans the generations.
Wed Aug 8 2012
Ma Antonio, che bravo sei !
Wed Aug 8 2012
Davvero bello il nuovo sito.
Fri May 18 2012
Hi Antonio. We love your music. If you're down our way anytime (SW France) we'd love you to play here. www.gascogne-camping.fr. Best regards Peter
Sun May 6 2012
I have an immaculate copy of the LP "Celebration" for sale. Fantastic album and very rare, especially in this condition.
Wed May 2 2012
Sometimes in France ?
Hi Antonio, Thanks you for your music Is there a chance to see you in France ? Cordiale Saluti Alain
Sun Apr 22 2012
Hi Antonio, from Australia!
Hi Antonio, I saw you play in Adelaide, Australia many years ago and I've always hoped you would comback. Your live CD and concert had a great influence on me and I'm hoping there'll be a day when you come back to Australia. These are some rough recordings of my own songs: http://soundcloud.com/davidfantasia if you every have the chance to listen. Thankyou for your wonderful music and all the best for the future. David.
Sun Feb 12 2012
Gigs in Germany
Can you do a concert in Germany again? I couldnt go to Rheinkulturfestival. The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin is sooooo nice and open to artists like you. It breaks my heart not to be able to see this awesome music. Only seen you once in Bracknell 2006. ;-)
Simon (Air Guitarist)
Sun Feb 5 2012
Thanks for a great show last night Ant and crew - loving the new Africa stuff, especially 'Stay Forever'. Come back soon if you can please... You have a great life too!
Sat Jan 28 2012
HI Antonio! this is Angela, nice to see you the other day in Chiswick. Here are the links from my latest gig
I hope we stay in touch. Best Angela
Sat Jan 21 2012
Dear Antonio thank you for the joy yourmusic has given me over the last 20+ years Meet Me In London is one of my all time favourate albums... look forward to seeing yo perform again very soon Peace and Blessings Derek
Tue Dec 20 2011
Did you play Millfield
Hi, Did you play the Millfield Theatre about 5 years ago? It was fantastic but I did not keep any details and am trying to track you and your music down (if it was you!) You played a guitar with loads of strings on it? Thanks
Thu Dec 1 2011
The right honourable well why not?
Dear Antonio. I believe you are acquainted with fellow musician David Pelling? David will be sending you a cd of his new polychordal music for your appreciation and comment. In the meantime I wanted to let you know that he is currently in hospital,and in fear of his life. If you have time in your busy schedule and want to know more I would be happy to oblige.
Sun Nov 20 2011
Hi Antonio, I had the great opportunity and pleasure to take part in your concert at Golden Tulip Hotel in Warsaw on Saturday 12h November. It was awesome. I have a picture of you and me which I promised to send you, as you may remember, so if you drop a line to my email address i will send it to you.
Mon Nov 14 2011
Golden Tulip concert - a promised picture
Hi Antonio, I had the great opportunity and pleasure to take part in your concert at Golden Tulip Hotel in Warsaw on Saturday 12h November. It was awesome. I have a picture of you and me which I promised to send you, as you may remember, so if you drop a line to my email address i will send it to you. Bye
Fri Nov 11 2011
When oh When
Sketches of Africa - when can I get hold of a copy? Please confirm when it is likely to be available to purchase as I so much want to buy it for Christmas presents! We are such fans and loved the teasers you gave of your new sounds. Can't wait to get hold of a copy!
Sara, Brent and Jago Furnas
Mon Nov 7 2011
we missed you at Foyles
please put us on your mail list for events
Hope it went well
Love Sara, Brent & Jago
PS Any news on Bedford Park Festival for next summer
Fri Oct 14 2011
Hiding under my desk at work, with a bacon sandwich, listening to Madibas Jive. I think the bacon just danced out of my bread.
Sat Oct 8 2011
Belgium loves you
Hi Antonio, I was at the concert in Dendermonde Belgium, your first performance in our country. It was an amazing experience to be there, great show with humor and incredible technics. You showed us there's more than the " nothing else matters"-intro :-). But also, you told us something about life itselves. Thank you
Thu Aug 25 2011
Antonio, I too was in the audience at Edinburgh, I loved the experience so much I went back two nights later with other friends, for your last night, it was truly fabulous. You said you have to keep this trio. Damn right! You guys play together like you were born to, it's a natural rapport which combines the most wonderful mix of skill, humour, and sensational music. Edinburgh loves you! (I guess you got that feeling!) Please do get an album together with Adrian and Seckou, did you record any of the Edinburgh concerts for release on CD? I do hope so. Meantime of course I have bought and downloaded your other albums, but I'm waiting with impatience to hear the AKA trio again! Best luck in all you do and see you again!
Sat Aug 20 2011
Heard you all in Edinburgh last night. Wonderful as always too short . Look forward to the new album
Fri Aug 19 2011
Assembly Rooms last night
Antonio, it was a pleasure,privilege and a delight to see you 3 in concert last night. I have never seen or heard music like it. I was just blown away with the sheer skill, enthusiasm and harmony between you all. I was lucky enough to meet you briefly and get you to sign my cd of Touch Wood. I will now be searching out your other albums to buy. Good luck tonight and in all your future endeavours. You are a remarkable talent and should be even more famous!
Thu Aug 11 2011
Ciao Antonio! Sono Riccardo. Quando puoi fammi sapere se ti e piaciuto il d.cd . P.S.:Domenica poi sono stato alle Tremiti. Ci sei mai stato tu in passato? A PRESTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!