PIERS FACCINI

ABOUT PIERS FACCINI

Piers Faccini is an English singer songwriter and painter. He was born in London to an Italian father and an English mother. Faccini studied painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris in the early 90’s before first appearing on the music scene in London in 1996 co-founding the band Charley Marlowe with the poet Francesca Beard.  He has released six solo albums, Leave No Trace (2003) Tearing Sky (2006) Two Grains of Sand (2009) My Wilderness (2011) Between Dogs & Wolves (2013) and Songs Of Time Lost (2014)

Faccini has recorded and collaborated over the years with numerous musicians and singers including Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Ben Harper, Rokia Traore, Camille, Patrick Watson and Ibrahim Maalouf amongst others. Faccini has composed several scores for film and television including the BBC’s Killing Hitler,  Channel 4 ‘s award winning series Testing God and the upcoming feature Move by French director Fanny Jean-Noel. 

As well as producing his own albums, Faccini has also produced several albums for other artists, most notably Ela by Brazilian cellist and singer Dom La Nena, Il Rumore Della Luce by Gnut and Northern Folk by Jenny Lysander. In 2013 he started up his own label Beating Drum specializing in vinyl as well as the production of bespoke and hybrid physical objects that bridge Music, Art and writing such as the 2013 book/cd 'Songs I love' or the most recent release, the laser cut book 'I called out to the Darkness'.

Since recording his debut solo album in 2003 ‘Leave no Trace’ he has come to be recognized worldwide as one of the finest songwriters of his generation in the folk genre. His music has been featured in Film and TV and his songs have been used in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Being Human, Without a Trace and Antigone. His most recent album Songs of Time Lost was in NPR’s top ten world music albums of the year as well as Songlines top 10 albums of 2014.