4/5 The Guardian – The balance of tradition and innovation, intimate vocals and plaintive cello is perfect – a splash of wintry sunshine.
NPR – The results are perfection — and your soundtrack for a snowy winter evening
Hey guys. Would you be up for a news piece about these upcoming Emily Barker / Piers Facinni & Vincent Segal shows later this week /weekend? Would be ace if you are.
Having released one of the most critically acclaimed World Music albums of the year, Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal will play 3 shows in the UK later this week.
Thu 27 August 2015
Oxford Museum of Modern Art
Fri 28 August 2015
Sat 29 August 2015
Rootop Sessions @ Southbank Centre (w/ Emily Barker)
The duo have also published a new stream online (below) – a live cover of Santa Mariya by Boubacar Traore:
About Piers & Vincent:
Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal met in Paris in the late 1980s and have been friends ever since. Songs of Time Lost is their first joint album. Using voice, guitar and cello – and in a variety of languages from English to Neapolitan dialect and Creole – the album brings together original compositions, traditional songs and some covers. At the time of their original meeting, Piers Faccini was a painter and student at the Paris Beaux-Arts. Vincent had just left the Conservatoire. He was immediately taken by Piers’ vocals: “I wanted to find ways to support his voice, to envelop his words.” Piers later went on to launch his first solo album in 2004, Leave No Trace, which was produced by Vincent Segal himself. Piers’ work as a solo artist began. Meanwhile Vincent started to develop Bumcello and a myriad of other projects. The two musicians constantly kept in touch and would meet to play together when Piers was passing through Paris or Vincent was performing in London.