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Moods: Type: Acoustic Latin: Latin Jazz Folk: Folk-Jazz Jazz: Bossa Nova Jazz: Latin Jazz

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Fancesca Romana

acoustic music, folk-swing-bossa, original songs and tunes..
My project

am an independent artist singer guitarist songwriter.

Mostly involved in folk music, Irish, Balkan and other traditions, I have been perfoming for years with different bands troughout Italy, France, Portugal and Ireland, when I decided to go back to my original compositions-songs and in 2009 I moved to London, to continue with jazz studies and promoting my original repertoire.

MY SONGS original project

From 2008 I started a new project, writing original songs in a folk-bossa style with large use of improvisation, and I started to promote it in Italy and in London .
I played in some of the best music clubs in London (Icarus Folk club, The Cobden club, Troy bar, Luna Lounge, Troubadour Club, The Halo Bar, Cafè de Paris, Proud Galleries in Camden, Oliver’s Jazz bar, The Gallery Cafè, Jamboree venue, Bar Vinyl Camden, Harrison pub, Spice of Life in Soho, etc.. ) , France, and all over Italy.

My songs are a mixture of folk-pop influenced by latin rhythms, with large use of impro and some jazz arrangements.

I recorded three compilations of original songs: The EP "Frammenti" in 2010 and the albums "Travelling" (2012) and "So Close to You" (2014).
"Travelling" album has been recorded, mixed and produced in London, all original songs in english and italian, with a quintet of great musicians. Beyond me on vocal and guitar the album features: Nick Walters on Trumpet, Francesco Lo Castro steel andnylon string guitar, Gerry Hunt on steel string guitar, Jack Lowe double Bass, Carlos Fuentes drums, Fedrico Rios hand percussion. Recorded mixed in London by Mariano Nunez West. The album has been presented in London and Rome and all over Italy.

In 2014 my third original release: full ten tracks new album, "So Close to You" , all original songs written, played and arranged by myself.

The album has been recorded and mixed in Rome between March and June 2014 by Roberto Lioli, and beyond me on vocal and guitars it features 8 amazing musicians:
Mario Monterosso dobro, lap steel and electric guitars, Gabriele Buonasorte saxes, Osvaldo Costabile fiddle and bouzouki, Mauro Gavini double bass and electric bass, Mattia di Cretico drums, Antonello Sorrentino trumpet and Emilio Ballatore bodhràn.

songs from this new album have been also included in these UK and US compilations: "You Won't Put Me Down" ;"Falling Down" and "Rainy Day" in 2015 Factory Fast Record productions (New York); "Fly again" in "the best of Acoustic Cafè Show" 2014 (UK); "Everlasting Dream" in "Irish & Celtic Music" Alabhama 2014 (US); Both the song and music video "Perfect Time" got a special mention and commended entry at UK songwriting Contest 2016; the song "FLY AGAIN" won the BEST FOLK ACT for the on line contest from radio Wig wam (on line radios UK-US-Australia) 2017; the song "Everlasting Dream" got a special mention and higher commended entry at UK songwriting contest 2017; my song "ONDA DI MARE" just won second place in tha National Songwriting competition "festival Cantautori di Biella" (October 2017);

Beyond my three albums of originl songs I recorded two albums of traditional-folk music (with band ALE BRIDER-balkan and klezmer music, and with FIMM the album "Rooibos & Disappunti").


I studied music at St. Louis Music School and Scuola Popolare di Musica Testaccio in Rome, and from 2009 in London attending jazz courses at the Golsmiths College and with private teachers.
ALSO MUSIC PROMOTION: I collaborated with a bimonthly magazin about folk and traditional music "Traditional Arranged", writing articles,reviewing cds in particular making reports on international folk festivals until in 2004 I created the ROME IRISH FLEADH, a yearly festival about traditional irish music and dance in Rome, with the Support of the Irish Culture and the Rome Municipality. I promoted and organized it till 2008, its fifth edition (

I'm currently involved in traditional music, in particular Irish and Balkan, and I have been performing throughout Italy, France, Luxembourg, Ireland and Portugal mostly with two bands: Ale Brider and FIMM, with this last band I played in some of the most important folk festivals in Italy and abroad (Paleariza 3 times, Irlanda in Festa 2 times, FIMU in Belfort-France (2 times), Brintaal Celtic Festival, etc. and I composed and arranged tunes for FIMM band's album "ROOIBOS E DISAPPUNTI"

I am also a writer , and beyond my musical studies I have a degree in Italian Literature , collaborated with some music magazines and always wrote poems and tales, published tales and a Novel in 2012: "Chiamalo Amore" , now available on AMAZON.
Some abstracts here on the "releases" section (only in italian at the moment..)

please see my web site for firther info, press and photo gallery-videos: