"A charming genius! One of my all time favourite performers." ”

— Martin Stephenson- legendary UK songwriter

Roberto Cassani

"Roberto Cassani is like the best street musician, the last troubadour, a clown; genuinely an enigma, I've never heard anyone quite like him. He's true to life, funny and says something different about Britain today" - Mark Coyle. 

“Completely different! Unique! Quirky and humorous with a dark side of truth lurking underneath the chuckles”. Frank Hennessy (BBC Wales) 

“The genius of Cassani’s music is to use slick, absurdist humour to subvert expectations, hook the listener and then deliver his knock out blow by revealing the important issues he raises”. (Cameron Arndt - Rock and Roll Traffic)

"A charming genius! One of my all-time favourite performers." - Martin Stephenson, UK songwriting legend and leader of the Daintees. 

A colourful and well-travelled character, who arrived in Scotland along a road of working class upbringing, record deals, conscientious objection, rambling, education, illness, love, friendship, kindness and a lot of trouble. That’s probably all you need about that.  

Roberto has been a staff songwriter for a major label, a travelling troubadour, a session double bass player and a semi-professional astronaut of the mind (he’s wired to the moon). Oh and he’s such a friendly kind fella! 

For the past 10 years, Roberto has tormented music venues and Festival fields almost constantly: Scotland, UK, US, EU. He has been championed by the more daring broadcasters of the BBC, and the more out-there world radios. A Roberto gig has all the fun you need, some tasty double bass playing, dazzling guitar work from his musical bro Owen Nicholson and a pretty large catalogue of unique, quirky (but good-quirky) songs! Aye, he might be funny! But he can play!...And he’s got morals, damn it!

Press Quotes

"A charming genius! One of my all time favourite performers." (Martin Stephenson - One of Britains best songwriters and Indie legend). 

“An extraordinary talent! A fantastic sense of humour, a great, great player and a great performer”. (Frank Hennessy - BBC Wales).  

“If he wasn’t amongst us already, somebody would have to invent Roberto Cassani, he’s such a blast of fresh air in a tired, self-regarding world.” (John Davy - Music News).  

“Artistic rebellion is such a strong force. Music and comedy are the last bastions of where you can speak your mind without getting arrested. Roberto  sticks his head above the parapet and says what we all think in a great way... it’s fxxxxx wonderful!" - Robin Wynn Evans, legendary music producer, The Manic Street Preachers, Sam Brown, The View, Dodgy.

“A true emerging star with side-splitting humour and clever lyrics which will see him firmly in place as a national icon” (Alan Wilson - The Courier).  

“Wry humour, life affirming lyrics – and all in a second language! Italian born musician and songwriter, Roberto Cassani’s humorous songs are pitch perfect in their razor-sharp observations of daily life” (BBC Radio Scotland's Comedy Cafe). 

"Roberto is like the best street musician...Something of the clown, the seriousness covered over with humour..."  
"The last wandering troubadour, enlivening all of our lives a little for a few songs".  
"He's genuinely an enigma, I've never heard anyone else like him. I don't even know who or how to compare him. It's best just to give in. He'll get you in the end. Songs are about capturing the stories of the common people to retell down the ages. Well that's what we've got here. It's true to life, funny and says something different about Britain today!"  
- Mark Coyle - 

"Scotland's favourite Italian! Absolutely wonderful and delightfully entertaining. Cassani Rocks!!" (Rob Ellen - Medicine Music).

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Stage Plot This is a basic stage plot for Roberto performing in a duo setting with Owen Nicholson on guitar. This stage plot covers most gigs. If a different line up is arranged with your venue, a separate, detailed stage plot will be provided if required. 326 KB