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Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione

Friday 29th March 2019 - Starts 8pm


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.

Compared to What is the result of a fruitful and varied songwriting collaboration. It
covers a number of traumatic social issues and many songs of emotional intensity
which reflect the urgent concern both artists feel for the tragedy of refugees. One
song in particular deals with the boat people – a drama most keenly felt in Italy and by
Italians – with Sarah Jane and Antonio acting as tribunes of conscience. This sense of
witness describes many of Sarah Jane’s most passionately felt songs from the recent
past, and in new material Antonio adds his own awareness and artistic response.

Alongside the songs of conscience, Compared to What includes some wry comedy,
also love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.
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.

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