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Piers Faccini in the Wine Garden - 6/16/18Saturday, June 16 2018 8:00 PM Doors / 9:30 PM Start / Ends 11:00 PM (Estimated End Time)
Piers Faccini in the Wine Garden - 6/16/18
at Wine Garden
- 8:00 PM
- 9:30 PM
- 11:00 PM (Estimated End Time)
Piers Faccini is an English singer songwriter and painter. He was born in London to an Italian father and an English mother. Faccini studied painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris in the early 90’s before first appearing on the music scene in London in 1996 co-founding the band Charley Marlowe with the poet Francesca Beard. He has released seven albums, Leave No Trace (2004) produced by Vincent Segal, Tearing Sky (2006) produced by Jp Plunier, Two Grains of Sand (2009) My Wilderness (2011) Between Dogs & Wolves (2013) Songs Of Time Lost (with Vincent Segal 2014) and I Dreamed An Island (2016)
Faccini has recorded and collaborated over the years with numerous musicians and singers including Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Ben Harper, Rokia Traore, Dawn Landes and Ibrahim Maalouf amongst others.
As well as producing his own albums, Faccini has also produced several albums for other artists, most notably Ela by Brazilian cellist and singer Dom La Nena, Northern Folk by Jenny Lysander and Terre de Mon Poeme by Yelli Yelli. In 2012 he started up his own label Beating Drum, specializing in the production of bespoke and hybrid physical objects that bridge music, art and writing such as the 2013 book/cd 'Songs I love' or the 2016 book/cd ‘No one’s here’.
‘I Dreamed An Island’ is a feat of songwriting. He is a truly original voice. (Songlines UK)
“Piers Faccini stands with a group of singers who know how to give a soft voice force. Nick Drake set the mold for this approach, laying naked vocals over hushed and hallowed guitar arpeggios. Like Nick Drake’s, Faccini’s music has a wintry starkness, captured in low light, his breathy voice speaks of equal eroticism and romance.” (Jim Farber, New York Daily News)
Piers Faccini's music is rooted in English folk, American blues, traditional West African music and taranta from southern Italy. Perhaps, though, "rooted" is the wrong word, since his whisper of a voice floats above his guitar and gentle polyrhythmic percussion to create an environment that's captivating, quietly insistent and delicate but not fragile.” (Jim Fusilli, Wall St Journal)