Live Music: Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione

10 March 2017
19:30 - 21:45
Refectory Cafe
A picture of Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione
Perhaps the most high-profile gig to be staged at the Refectory Café since the introduction of our Live Music Nights, we are delighted to be welcoming Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione as part of their Compared to What worldwide album tour. Yes, really. Here's a video of their recent visit to Jazz FM.

This duo have each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice 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.

Sarah Jane’s and Antonio’s set touches heights of great musical beauty both in Antonio’s unique virtuoso guitar playing and Sarah Jane’s legendary voice, now more subtle and persuasive than ever, with range and power undiminished. The whole is a triumph of collaboration between two of the most individual and richly talented musicians on the world stage.

“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 your peril." The Stage on Antonio Forcione.

We'll see you there.

Doors: 6.30pm. Tickets: £10.00.
Booking: online here or in person at the Refectory Café (01603 218332).