I Dreamed An Island [Album Artwork + Tracklist]

By On September 4, 2016

Good news people! My new album will be out soon on October 21st in Europe and North America and on November the 4th in the UK. The album will be available on… Read More

Malik Ziad
Recording sessions

Guest musician #7: Malik Ziad

By On August 26, 2016

I already had parts of songs in Palermitano, the Sicilian dialect of Palermo as well as in Salentino, the dialect of the southern most tip of Puglia but I also dreamt of… Read More

Recording sessions

Guitars and quarter tones

By On August 5, 2016

On this video you can hear me play a little improvisation using the mini-frets inserted onto my 1931 Style O National Something interesting happened to me as I was writing songs for… Read More

Guilio Blanco
Recording sessions

Guest musician #6: Giulio Bianco (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

By On August 1, 2016

Giulio is another one of the talented musicians from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and I’ve lost count all the instruments he knows how to play. Mauro Durante tells me that… Read More

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Bella Ci Dormi (Songs I Love #23)

By On July 25, 2016

I recently worked with my friend Mauro Durante on a song for the new album I Dreamed An Island. The song called “Bring Down The Wall” is sung in English but has… Read More

Tombstone for Anna

Tombstone for Anna

By On July 18, 2016

There are countless examples in the art and architecture of Norman Sicily that show quite what an extraordinarily cosmopolitan environment there was during the short reign of the Norman kings. I wanted… Read More

Masimiliano Morabito
Recording sessions

Guest musician #5: Massimiliano Morabito (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

By On July 7, 2016

I met Massimiliano who plays organetto in the band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino through Mauro Durante. We’ve played together a few times in concert when our paths have crossed on tour and I’ve… Read More


Islands and referendums

By On July 4, 2016

As I dream of metaphorical islands for my new album, so Britain, and particularly England, the country where I was born, voted to leave the EU. Riding on slogans about controlling borders,… Read More

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Artwork in progress

By On June 30, 2016

I’ve been working these days on the artwork for I Dreamed An Island. I’m not there yet but I wanted to keep you posted on developments. Here’s a peak into what I’ve… Read More

Mauro Durante - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino by P.F.
Recording sessions

Guest musician #4: Mauro Durante (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

By On June 16, 2016

In 2007, I was invited to perform in the Salento in Puglia in the south of Italy for a festival called “La Notte Bianca”. Being a huge fan of ‘musica populare’ the… Read More