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Sun Sep 14 2014
Hi there. Have thought about you lots since seeing you at the Edinburgh festival as I so enjoyed your performance. Brilliant. The whole show was so entertaining , I loved your stories between each track and you r since of humour adds to the fun. Your guitar playing is immense. I shall be looking out for any gigs in London. Sara x
Tue Aug 26 2014
E' stato emozionante ascoltarti questa sera insieme a Sarah Jane a Termoli. Grazie.
Fri Aug 22 2014
We have been fans and followers of you for many years,
seeing you numerous times; most recently your last
performance in Edinburgh. Great show as ever - the
consummate professional entertainer. We also love your
dry humour and warmth that you show every time you
Have a suggestion: how about bringing a part of "Touch
Wood" more up to date by changing your musical
impression of a typewriter? After all younger audience
members might not know what a typewriter sounds like.
Suggest you first turn your guitar to resemble opening
a laptop then emulate the tune of Windows starting up.
Keep wowing the fans.
Wed Aug 13 2014
incredible, awesome performance!! Thanks, look forward to seeing you again in Lucca area or London!!!
Che vediamo, Ciao Clare
Mon Aug 11 2014
Five stars cavaliere!
Sun Aug 10 2014
Thank you everyone for your kind messages, your love appreciation and support it keeps me all going! Antonio Forcione
Sat Aug 9 2014
Just you in concert in Edinburgh. Wow!!! So pleased we came - we'll be back again. U make the guitar sing. Xxx
Sun Aug 3 2014
In about 1983 my wife and I stopped by a pair of buskers in Covent Garden. We thought they were great, so we bought a cassette of their music from them. We enjoyed it a few times, then put it with the rest of our music collection and haven't listened to it for years.
This year, we decided we finally should get to the Edinburgh Festival, and on looking through the programme I saw a name I thought I recognised - yours.
So we are coming to see you play on Sunday night, 10 August - for the first time in 31 years, by my reckoning. That must make us pretty much your oldest fans!
And the cassette? It is signed by you and Eduardo "with love", and has the tracks "For Django", "Black Orpheus", "Tico Tico", "Chanela", "Spanish Heart", "Concierto Aranjuez" and "Spain", as well as your London address in Linden Avenue and your phone number and a very dodgy photocopy of a photograph of the two of you playing together. Will you be playing any of those tracks on Sunday?
Fri Jul 25 2014
Hi, yesterday I was in Stresa for the Midsummer Festival.
Did You ever play guitar with Stefano Bollani? I think it would be fantastic!
Mon Jul 7 2014
Hi Antonio. Fantastic gig at Love Supreme yesterday. You were our favourite performance of the whole festival. Cheers!
Fri Jun 20 2014
You're a brilliant musician Antonio! Have just been listening to Touch Wood. Amazing album. Especially loved For Vic. Please do a tour to North America and come to Toronto.
Wed Jun 18 2014
Beautiful sound with Sarah Jane Morris
Is there an album to come?
Thu Jun 12 2014
Antonio, many thanks for visiting Milton Keynes, and for such a fantastic evening at Stables.
See you soon ...
Thu Jun 12 2014
We went to your Stables show with some friends who are keen guitar fans and we hugely enjoyed the show. As the Sec of Luton Music it's classical chamber music I mostly listen to but I like many genres of music and it's so refreshing to hear such exciting and original music these days. Pity more folk were there to discover such music for themselves,
Best wishes and many thanks,
Terry & Carole Lockyer
Thu Jun 12 2014
Thank you for another fantastic and uplifting concert last
night at the Stables. Made the journey from Swindon so
worth while !
Martin & Linda Rose
Thu Jun 12 2014
Have been buying your albums for years, CD and LP . And have never seen you play live until last night at the Stables You and the band just left us blown away. One of the great musical evenings of our lifetime. We have taken today off to get over it !
Morrning coffee in the sunshine never tasted so good.
Martin and Linda
Thu Jun 12 2014
fantastic concert last night at TheStables. Didn't know what I was in for and it blew me away. Didn't quite convey that when you signed my 2 CDs but was thinking it. Such fresh, original, life enhancing music, so uplifting. Just Great!
Like I said, see you at another gig soon!
Tue Jun 10 2014
Just came across your tribute to Mandela on Youtube ~ joyous music, lifted my spirits, thank you : )
Fri May 23 2014
Thanks so much for the magic and soul at 606 club last night
Been looking for a download of Heard it on the Grapevine ... do you still have one, please?
Keep the faith in live music
Wed May 21 2014
Would love to hear you live. Just missed you on a trip to London last year. When do you come to Florence Italy?
Wed Apr 30 2014
Beautiful man, beautiful music :)
Wed Apr 30 2014
Hi Antonio you had a meal in Hendersons veg restaurant in Edinburgh . last festival and I was singing with a jszz gutarist that night I was happy to see you as I am a big fan of your playing and music and have seen you many times in the Edinburgh Festival
Jan and Graham
Tue Apr 29 2014
Truly amazing concert at redhill on Sunday.we are both passionate about Africa so found your music mesmerising and melodic. Fantastic musicians. We loved you and cannot wait to see your next concert. Thank you
Mon Apr 28 2014
I heard you and Adriano play last night in Redhill and I am still living off the feeling today. It was a truly mesmerising sound, and an awe-inspiring performance.
Thank you so much for bringing such a wonderful experience to Redhill - I can't wait to come and hear you again.
Mon Apr 28 2014
We saw you last night at Redhill, unfortunately we couldn't stay to talk afterwards.
I'd just like to say it was mesmerising, all four of us decided it was the best concert we have been to for a long time.
I've never been to Africa but I could see the animals waking up and strutting around during African Dawn. All the music was so emotive and will stay with me for a long time.
Thank you for such a wonderful experience, we will definitely be on the look out for more shows.
Wed Apr 23 2014
Ciao Maestro. I would like to have your autograph tattoed on my body xx E
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
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 ;)
Wed Mar 12 2014
Hi Antonio Forcione,
Come to Portugal's capital (Lisbon) please, we would love to see you live!
Fri Feb 7 2014
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 !
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?
Roger & Jan
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
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!