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Up Close And Personal
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As a reviewer, so expressively phrased it: "He has the ‘hands of a tarantula and the heart of a lion."
And as one critic put it “Imagine an Italian hybrid of Michael Hedges, John McLaughlin and Django Rheinhardt ... ferocious, rampaging, controlled power, meticulous precision and clarity of expression ... astonishing musical personality”
Antonio will have a special surprise guest with him on this concert.
Antonio Forcione performs an enthralling one man, one night, musical journey, be up close and experience his unique and personal performance, especially for you, whilst you wine and dine and listen with your mouth full.
Doors open at 6pm tables allocated on arrival - arrive early to get the best seats, performance starts approx 8pm - 10:30pm
From the first moment Antonio walks on world stages to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic.
And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the audience, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room.
Get a taster here: youtu.be/SUdqS8FGN-A
Artistic, intense and formidably inventive, Antonio is a performer of genuine distinction. Ever unpredictable, his is a celebration of the unexpected elements in life, a music of rare delicacy, humour and, not least, passion.
Here at Le QuecumBar you can experience 1930s Parisian soul in a small intimate setting, stress free, without packing, catching a flight or boat, all in the heart of Battersea - be up close to the artists performing, in a romantic ambiance made for such intimate performances of some of the worlds greats.
Antonio’s impressive 20 albums and extensive international tours in festivals and theatres - both as a solo artist, in duo and with his acoustic quartet – have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to the Caribbean, Russia and all over Europe.
Dinner cabaret performance - your table is reserved and waiting for you with your ticket purchase - arrive early for stage side tables.
As this is usually a sold out event tables of 3 or less may have to share.
More about Antonio...
Antonio’s numerous awards line the shelf above the piano in his west London home, a far cry from his humble beginnings in a small village in southern Italy from where he worked his way through art school, eventually performing on the streets of London to win the Covent Garden Street Entertainer of the Year Award.
This led straight to a BBC TV appearance and a European tour. He hasn’t looked back since, nor has he ever forgotten his roots.
If you listen closely to his compositions you can feel the nostalgia for the village, the olive groves, the dusty streets and the first loves of a young boy.
Previous albums include collaborations with fellow performers such as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Kay Eckhardt, Sabina Sciubba, Claudio Roditi, Rossana Casale...
Our musicians receive the ticket money - we only generate revenue from food and drink therfore - when nec we reserve the right, to implement a min spend on food/drink of £25 per person, for the upkeep of the venue and to maintain quality acts that can be seen close up in an intimate and authentic atmosphere.
Breaking the mould of most conventional popular guitar sounds, whether in the field of jazz, Spanish, Brazilian, folk, felamenco, pop, rock classical or improvised music, Antonio Forcione draws on the full dynamic range of the instrument, using his entire body as a percussive tool. Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar world, Antonio has recorded 16 albums and opened for Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin and Jools Holland. 'Forcione is mesmerizing .. passion, grace and fire' (The Times).
See 2 tour dates featuring Antonio Forcione
Le QuecumBar And Brasserie
- 42-44 Battersea High Street
- SW11 3HX