Piers Faccini was born in London, England to an Italian father and an English mother. His family moved to France when he was five years old.Faccini first appeared on the music scene in London in 1997, co-founding Charley Marlowe with performance poet Francesca Beard, percussionist Frank Byng and guitarist Lucas Suarez; the band split in 2001 when Faccini decided to pursue a solo career. His first solo album Leave no Trace
was released in 2004 by French Independent label Label Bleu. His second album was released by Los Angeles label Everloving Records in 2006; Tearing Sky
was produced by JP Plunier, and featured Ben Harper, who Faccini would tour with between 2006 and 2008. His third album released by French Independent 'Tot ou Tard' in 2009 was co-produced by Faccini and Renaud Letang. His fourth album, My Wilderness
, was released in late 2011 Six Degrees Records. His upcoming fifth album, Between dogs and wolves
, will be released in late 2013 on his own label Beating Drum.Faccini has collaborated over the years with many musicians and singers including Rokia Traore, Busi Mhlongo, Ben Harper, Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Camille, Francesca Beard, Seb Martel, Patrick Watson and Ibrahim Maalouf amongst others. In March 2011, Faccini contributed to the Patagonia Music Collective, contributing to the UK-based Environmental Justice Foundation.