The events listed here are only for the “solo” shows, i.e. the ones in which I sing my own songs and play double bass. I’m also out there playing double bass with other bands and artists, so you may come across me in situations where I don’t get a microphone and what a pleasant surprise that will be for you...,
Roberto Cassani @ International Folk Alliance - Montreal
I'll play a few gigs here as well as my Official Showcase at the Festival, so I'll add more details nearer the time.
Roberto Cassani with Jon Mackenzie
As the musical artist in residence for the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival, I get to do a final show playing, talking and singing about my experience of bilingualism and why it matters to me. This is a one-off show not to be missed (I think), because it’s in-progress-NEW and flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-FRESH. Plus the wonderful Edinburgh guitar god Jon Mackenzie will be accompanying me with his classy playing and rocking good looks. C’mon click on that ticket link my friend...
Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival
For the next few weeks I will be the musical artist for the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival. My work will consist of workshops in various locations and with various local groups of all ages. There will then be a final concert at the Assembly Roxy on the first weekend in December, I’ll post a precise date and time soon. The Festival is the brain child of Theatre Sans Accents and ‘Bilingualism Matters’ at the University of Edinburgh. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are concepts I’m really passionate about: they enrich a person, families, communities and whole Nations. Scotland embraces diversity and does not shy away from the merging of cultures, because it understands it can only bring benefit and tolerance. This festival is hopefully the beginning of great things to come.
Roberto Cassani @ Perth Theatre
Wonderful venue, and a live recording on this one as well so do please be there!
Belladrum Tartan Heart festival
The best and biggest festivals in Scotland and one of the best and biggest in the U.K., it’s all sold out way ahead of time as per usual. Catch Roberto & Owen in the VERB garden stage (big tent: can’t miss it)
Roberto Cassani @ SOFAR Inverness
This is actually a secret gig at a secret location. For tickets are you have to apply at Sofar Sounds on this link here. It will be great fun, intimate and properly acoustic. Owen and I can't wait, you should apply really! Thank you.
Comrie Village Hall
Roberto & Owen supporting the dynamic Orcadians Saltfishforty
March into Pitlochry
Lovely festival around one of loveliest Scottish towns. I’ll be playing with Owen as well as introducing the acts on the acoustic stage from 12 to 4pm.
Montrose folk club
Roberto on double bass and Owen on guitar
Album “live” recording with Martin Stephenson
A braw wee project with the genius that is Martin Stephenson, one of the most wonderful UK songwriters of the past 50 years... Today, we recreate the vibe of Slim & Slam and we do an album in one “live” session. That's the way albums should be made. Unfortunately there’s nae audience allowed in (so we can make mistakes, sorry jazz notes, and do it again...)
Acoustic Music Club (the famous Polish club - oi!)
Roberto solo one man band bish bash bosh
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
A very welcome return to Scotland's best Summer Festival. On the opening day, in the VERB garden. Check the programme for exact times. The event is sold out.
Southern Fried Festival
Second day of this fab festival's acoustic stage and again comparing and introducing the amazing acts on offer. I won't be playing today, only bleathering, but do please come along to catch some outstanding performer.
Southern Fried Festival
Comparing the Acoustic stage at this fantastic festival today and tomorrow. Some amazing acts form UK and US. Also, I'm playing here at 5,30 accompanied by my bro Owen Nicholson
Roberto Cassani @ Ildelirium Festival
Ritorno in patria! Delighted to be asked to headline the final night of this wonderful festival in the Italian town of Rivolta d'Adda, just outside Milan. It's going to be a party!
Roberto Cassani @ Kirkstyle Inn Dunning
An evening of music curated by my lovely friend and genius producer Robin Wynn Evans. Not too sure about the ins and out, but I'll be there and hopefully so will joy and mischief...
LIVE ALBUM RECORDING
Ok folks, 2016 has been one TOUGH year. I have had very little time to play live and I apologise. Still, 2017 is starting awesomely with Celtic Connections and straight after I'm gonna do this very special live album and video from TPot studio in the back of beyond Perthshire, with the wonderful Robin Wynn Evans putting it to tape and the equally awesome Dave Owen Blackley filming it, in case posterity wants a peek.