lowlands

FRANCESCO BONFIGLIO (PIANO, ORGAN, ACCORDION) 

Recorded with Lowlands: Gypsy Child (2010), Fathers & Sons (2011), Better World Coming, Beyond (2012), Left of the Dial EP (2013), Low & Lucky EP, Love Etc... (2014)

1) Desert Island Records:

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

AC/DC - Black in Black

Genesis - Seconds out

Tribe Called Quest - People's instinctive travels and the paths of rhythm

CCCP - Affinita' Divergenze

Peter Gabriel - So

2) Top 5 Piano/Keyboard Players

Thelonious Monk

Ray Charles

Kenny Kirkland

Joey Di Francesco

Richard Barbieri

3) Favourite Bands

Rolling Stones

R.E.M.

Joy Division

Pixies

Clash

4) When did you start Playing piano?

I was 7 years old. My dad, a carpenter, used to bring me to his workshop with him on Saturdays. I used to hang out there playing with all the most dangerous tools I could get my hands on. One day, I noticed a blue shadow behind the curtain of a lorry, I jumped on and saw this beautiful blue upright piano. I had never seen a piano before but pushing those blacks and whites I played along to the 9th symphony, listening to my brother's records... that was the start of it but I still don't understand how (and if) I learned how to play...

5) Favourite Pizza Topping

Ham and Gorgonzola