Nick Cave is one of Francesco’s heroes, a big musical inspiration. He would love to meet him. Last night Francesco Fonte Band was playing a show at the Purple Turtle in Camden. Just minutes after they finished, Francesco’s housemate went out for a fag. And there he was standing, Nick Cave, waiting for a cab in front of Purple Turtle. Francesco missed him while being inside, receiving applause for his performance and chatting about music. Destiny.
“..wondering what he was up to yesterday night in front of Purple Turtle just after Francesco Fonte Band finished their live gig supporting Die Kur for the launch of their new album Manifesto..was he inside the venue maybe, watching the live performance? Maybe he went to Koko where the night wouldn’t really match his taste and get inspired for a new song? Maybe he just went to some friends house in the area and thought ‘were the fuck is this noise and screaming-out-of-tune coming from?’ Yeah Francesco Dream ON!”
– Francesco Fonte –