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October 22, 2023

From the first moment Antonio walks on stage 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 auditorium, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room.

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’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.

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.

Dado Pasqualini
Davide Pasqualini, a.k.a ‘Dado’, is a versatile, dynamic and consummate London-based Italian drummer and percussionist whose extensive experience comprises performing at numerous festivals and venues around the world. Dado Pasqualini has worked and collaborated with many artists including Carmen Souza, Gwyneth Herbert, Heidi Vogel, Maciek Pysz, Maurizio Minardi, Jally Kebba Susso, Nancy Vieira, and Urban Soul Orchestra. His second album of originals, ‘Rituals’ has been released recently and can be found on any music streaming platform.

Tickets £18 / £16 concessions.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.


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Sun, October 22, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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