Antonio is fantastic! He is an Italian guitarist, composer and performer. He possesses a virtuso technique which is displayed on stage with accomplished showmanship, often including comic elements. Forcione started recording in 1983 and has appeared on dozens of albums.
Forcione toured and performed with comedians Boothby Graffoe, Django Edwards, Stephen Frost, Tanderika and Ursus & Nadeschkin. Between 1992 and 1996 he performed with (and was musical director for) the musical group Olé. In 2001 he won the ‘Best Spirit of the Fringe Award’ at the Edinburgh Festival with a resulting tour of Australia, doing both straight music and music-comedy.
He also regularly tours the world with a sophisticated 4 piece ensemble that includes a cello, flute, double bass and percussion. It has been said that Antonio Forcione is "probably the best acoustic guitar player in the world! His technique is similar to that of Tommy Emmanuel, as is his musical eloquence, though tends towards more jazz (especially Spanish Gypsy style) and South American influenced styles of playing. Antonio has performed and recorded with such artist as Eduardo Niebla,Sabina Sciubba,Neil Stacey, Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene Jason Rebello, Ronu Majumdar, Barney Kessel, Rony Barrak and others. "Peace in OUR Lifetime is so chuffed that Antonio is part of this day, as his work is brillant, fun and thank you for your support :D ~ Lynne Hazelden"