Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album: Compared to What.
This duo have each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janis Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally) – a comparison Antonio wears with pride. Django Reinhardt also comes to mind. In truth, Sarah Jane and Antonio are great artists in their own right. Channelling their energies together, they share audiences in Italy, Britain, and all over the world. Together they increase their spheres of appreciation, giving loyal fans the chance to experience favourites afresh, as well as attracting new audiences with the strength and artistry of their unique partnership.
“A voice that can excite shivers of passion and delight … Soaring, swooping, sensual and sophisticated, this voice is more than a style, it’s a force of
nature … Torch song, soul standard or smoky blues, the message remains constant: human passion with a dazzling voice.”
Neil Spencer, The Observer on Sarah Jane Morris
“A performer of world class status ... forceful and with an enviable technique, he takes the guitar to new levels of expression combining its melodic
powers with dramatic percussive effects. Forcione boldly goes where no guitarist has gone before and the results are quite spectacular ... miss him at
The Stage on Antonio Forcione
Doors open 7:00pm and the show starts 7:30pm
Emiliano started to play the drums at the relatively late age of 17. He sought out the best teachers in the area and he applied himself intensively, practising between ten and twelve hours a day.
After collaborating with many musicians on the Italian jazz scene and after years of experience as a sideman, Emiliano moved to London in 2012. He played with several bands in various styles of music. His sensitive passionate approach to the drums soon made him an important figure on the London jazz scene. His receptiveness to all styles of music, combined with a deep knowledge of the roots of jazz, the richness of his dynamics and his attention to interplay with other musicians make him one of the most in-demand drummers and percussionists in London today.
Emiliano Caroselli is currently involved in several projects and he works with a number of highly regarded artists across London and Europe.
Jenny is a London-born cellist of Nigerian/Grenadian descent who studied at the University of Manchester and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. An active performer within the world-music, jazz & pop/rock scenes in particular, she has collaborated with numerous artists over the years, from Sir Tom Jones & Courtney Pine to Nitin Sawhney & Emeli Sande. Jenny regularly performs with the Antonio Forcione Quartet, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra & Robyn Hitchcock among others, alongside working as an instrumental teacher in London schools & leading music workshops. She has also twice performed with her own quartet at the London African Music Festival at the Southbank Centre.
Most widely known as a co-presenter of the high successful BBC TV Rock School series about playing in a band covering the basic elements of popular music, Henry Thomas is a classically trained musician and composer contributing to several books and DVDs on these subjects published worldwide. Henry Thomas has recorded and played live with artists as diverse as Alan Holdsworth, Randy Crawford, Herbie Hancock, Paul Weller, Ginger Baker, Hot Chocolate, Bros, Gloria Gaynor, Sarah Jane Morris, Working Week, to name but a few, in many styles of music from Pop, Rock, Metal, Rnb, Funk, Dance, Soul and New World Afro, Latin to Fusion, Bebop, Swing, Free-form and Classical, and is regarded as a leading exponent of electric bass guitar in the United Kingdom.
Carrie Martin, singer/songwriter/guitarist from Hull, returned to music after a 20yr break encouraged by none other than the noted acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap. She cites her meeting him as the most important thing that has happened to her in her musical career. Her guitar playing attracted sufficient attention for her to be recruited as an endorsee by 'Vintage' guitars and Carrie is now also a 'Fylde' guitar player. Influenced by Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson from Heart, her writing and performing style nevertheless defies categorisation. Her last album, "What If" featured guest appearances from Gordon Giltrap, Oliver Wakeman and Ric Sanders and had glowing reviews from all quarters, including Acoustic mag, Rock n’ Reel and Classic Rock Society.
“A pleasing purity in her vocals.” - Trevor Raggett, R2 Magazine
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