Eleven songs recorded in four days, live in the sitting room of a Neopolitan village home with no click track, separation or safety net! Every song is one live take, vocals, piano, bass and drums.
Nourished by the warmth, peace and pace of village life, "Carpe Afternoon" is soaked in Italian sunshine, wine and melodies, with flavours of Tom Waits, Dr John, Randy Newman and the Buena Vista Social Club, telling tales of shipwreck, weight loss and heartache!
With the legendary engineer Jerry Boys (The Beatles, Buena Vista Social Club, Shakira, Ry Cooder), they set up a studio in a living room unchanged since the 1970's and were joined by the great Danny Cummings (Elton John, Mark Knopfler) on drums and percussion and Davide Mantovani (Fela Kuti, Baaba Nana Vasconcelos) on double bass.
They were then blessed by the addition of some incredible guests: Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, Pink Floyd), Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards, Pere Ubu), Peppe Servillo (Pailo Conte,Avion Travel), Steve Sidwell (Stevie Wonder, Sting), Tony Remy (The Crusaders, Annie Lenox), Dario Deidda (Benny Golson Gil Evans Orchestra), John Parricelli ( Andy Shepard, Goldfrapp) and Ben Castle (Radiohead, Gregory Porter).
Matteo and Joe have been writing, producing and performing together for over 20 years. Most recently, their super catchy "Make Love" was play-listed for 5 weeks on BBC Radio 2 (Graham Norton/Terry Wogan), with Chris Evans comparing it to the likes of Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse.