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Eva Olsson
Wed Apr 23 2014
Ciao Maestro. I would like to have your autograph tattoed on my body xx E
Girolamo Lanza
Tue Apr 15 2014
Hello Antonio Forcione Can i Please Request Your Autograph Thank You Girolamo Lanza 42 Brandywine Dr Mastic New York 11950 USA Thank You
Elisabetta Margiotta
Wed Mar 12 2014

Come promesso, scrivo!

Il concerto al Q di Padova assieme a Sarah Jane Morris davvero una rivelazione!

Non sono una musicista esperta, ma apprezzo la musica, soprattutto quella che commuove e "smuove" sentimenti e stati d'animo che spesso rimangono sopiti a lungo nella frenesia delle azioni quotidiane!

Grazie Antonio per la preziosissima serata!

Rinnovo a te e Sarah (se mai doveste avere delle date libere) l'invito a venire per un concerto nel Salento. Nei mesi di luglio e agosto avreste il pienone assicurato qualsiasi sia la vostra proposta!

Spero proprio di avere ancora l'opportunità di ascoltarvi dal vivo.

See you soon Elisabetta ;)

Filipe Machado
Wed Mar 12 2014
Hi Antonio Forcione,

Come to Portugal's capital (Lisbon) please, we would love to see you live!

Thanks,
Filipe Machado
Sammy
Fri Feb 7 2014
Caro Antonio,

Ti ho conosciuto alla radio in Inghilterra ed ho avuto la fortuna di venire ad un tuo concerto a Roma….ora lavoro in Mali…spesso a a contatto con artisti...è una terra di musica, cantastorie, danza...qui invece della chitarra abbiamo la kora (21 corde) e perdendomi negli arpeggi dei miei amici musicisti, penso ad uno splendido concerto a Roma in cui non riuscivo a credere alla magia della tua musica.
Se un giorno ti andasse di fare un salto anche qui...you're muchly welcome :)


Grazie del messaggio, l'Africa e' al centro della mia mappa, l'ultimo progetto infatti si chiama "Sketches of Africa" lavoro ( anche se non troppo spesso con AKA Trio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOQ1wonYAlk Mi piacerebbe tantissimo visitare Mali e assorbire le bellezze di quella cultura. Buon tutto !
Rob
Fri Feb 7 2014
Hi Antonio, We met in early-2006 in Wellington, New Zealand. We spent time together at the Real Music Company which, you will remember, is the local Naim dealer. I have such fond memories of your visit and your wonderful performances. I also remember meeting Jenny Adejayan. What a lovely person and superb cellist she is! (Please say hi to her from me.) May 2014 be another great year for you! Rob P.S. Hope you can visit Wellington again soon.
Roger & Jan
Tue Jan 28 2014
Antonio, when are you coming to the East Midlands - preferably Nottingham?

Regards

Roger & Jan
Amodio
Fri Jan 3 2014

Grazie Antonio, I have been following you and your music since you one my wife and I over in a lovely small venue in London. I still listen to your CD and watch you progress on Utube and will certainly come to concert again.

The world is still full of amazing talent and showmanship "e tu sei una gran maestro". 

john & jacky aldred
Wed Dec 11 2013

Took friends to see concert at pizza express in Soho last Saturday. fantastic show and getting to meet the band members and take photos made the whole experience even better!  thanks Antonio and please come and play Nottingham soon.  Love John and Jacky x

Annie McDowall
Mon Dec 2 2013
Hello Antonio,
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.
warm wishes
Annie

Antonio Forcione
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:
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/antonio-forcione-goldsmiths-79488?dt=2013-12-01
Love
Antonio x
Angela
Mon Nov 4 2013

Hi Antonio,

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. 

 

Hi Angela, 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 :) Best wishes Antonio
Jim Sullivan
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
Jim

  • Francesco Grioli
    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)

     

    Malcolm
    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!

     

    Mike
    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!
    Antonio Forcione
    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

    Valerio
    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 :)
    David
    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!


    Christine
    Sat Sep 21 2013
    Hi! We just 'discovered' you... You are amazing! We would love to see you live! Please consider coming to Brussels! 
    Domenico
    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 !

    Domenico
    Kathy Mongerio
    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
    Peter
    Sun Sep 8 2013
    Really enjoyed seeing you at The Accoustic Show - you are a true genius with the accoustic guitar - Thanks
    Martin Appleyard
    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
    Antonio
    Regards
    Martin

    Steve
    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.
    Hanife
    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

    Patrizio
    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.
    Riccardo
    Thu Jul 11 2013
    un maestro, un caposcuola inconfondibile, per me una vera ispirazione, una completa ricarica energetico-musicale, grazie Antonio.
    Warren
    Thu Jul 4 2013
    Please come to California.
    Hilary Seymour
    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!!!
    Chinny
    Thu May 30 2013

    Hi Antonio

     

    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

     

    Regards

     

    Chinny

    John Casey
    Wed May 29 2013
    Hello Antonio

    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.

    Many thanks

    June
    Tue May 28 2013

    Hello Antonio

    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.

     

    ian penson
    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             
    Antonio Forcione
    Sat Mar 23 2013
    Dear Fatih,
    Thank you for the lovely review, the band and I had an amazing time in Ankara.
    Best wishes
    Antonio
    Fatih Erkan
    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.
    This is my review for your Ankara concert appended as a part of a chronicle for the whole jazz festival, which is published in Turkish in the most well known jazz webpage in Turkey: http://www.cazkolik.com/GuncelHaberler/104896/16_Ankara_Caz_Festivali%60nin_son_konserleri_uzun_sure_hafizalardaki_tazeligini_koruyacak.html  
    Since I have many readers all around the world I also wrote it in my blog in English: http://fatih-erkan.blogspot.com/2013/03/antonio-forcione-trio-sketches-of.html
    I hope you like it.
    Best Regards.
    Tijen
    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

    Keith Bradbury
    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!
    David
    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
    laura
    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!!
    Chris Firth
    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.

    Grazie mille.

    Carolann
    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

    Raf Nazario
    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.
    —RafNazario.com
    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
    hbs1947
    Sun Dec 9 2012
    Just back home after todays Lunchtime show. What a treat you and the other guys were jus superb. Thankyou.
    Alain
    Tue Nov 6 2012
    Hi Antonio,

    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.

    Alain

    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.
    James R.
    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!!
    James R.
    Fri Oct 5 2012

    Antonio,

    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 :-)

    recce
    Sun Sep 30 2012
    Hi Antonio,
    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 ?

    suzess58
    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?
    Suze :)
    The Dales
    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
    The Dales
    Antonio Forcione
    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.
    Marsco
    Thu Aug 23 2012
    Thanks for bringing such a great show to Edinburgh - great crowd on Wednesday night. 
    coogie
    Fri Aug 17 2012

    Hi Antonio

    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??

    Cheers

    Mark

     

    evie
    Thu Aug 16 2012
    Great show Wednesday 15th in Edinburgh in the rain!
    Martyn
    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.

    Thank you

    Martyn

    Eva
    Wed Aug 8 2012
    Ma Antonio, che bravo sei !
    Roberto
    Wed Aug 8 2012
    Ciao Anto'.
    Davvero bello il nuovo sito.
    Peter Curzons
    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
    Michael Powell
    Sun May 6 2012
    I have an immaculate copy of the LP "Celebration" for sale. Fantastic album and very rare, especially in this condition.
    Alain
    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
    FantasiaD
    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.
    Jan
    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
    Salisbury Arts

    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!
    Angela
    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
    Derek Crehan
    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
    paulfe
    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
    Julian Latcham
    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.
    john
    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.
    Wojtek Slomczewski
    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
    Paula
    Fri Nov 11 2011
    When oh When

    Maestro
    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!

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