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Thursday 21 November 2019 at 8pm

Autumn Sessions

Bring your instruments, songs, stories and poems and join us upstairs in the wee room for another great night of music and craic amongst friends old and new. Join in or sit back and relax - all welcome!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 28 November 2019 at 8pm

Roberto Cassani with Owen Nicholson

This week we look forward to welcoming Roberto Cassani.

Roberto is a truly original, lovely, funny, honest and mischievous “human bean”. The rarest of breed: a genuine person who believes in the power of music, a laugh and being in this together. His social conscience and the urge to “do-his-own-thing” simply have never allowed Roberto to follow trends, jump on bandwagons or doing what he was told. Life and music are a long “apprenticeship”, he keeps saying...and it’s clear he has no idea when this apprenticeship may finish...nor he wants it to end.

Roberto was born in Milano, Italia, and was signed to a record label very young, his mentor at the time being Italian jazz legend double bass player Giovanni Tommaso. Roberto’s sense of rebellion and mischief were too keen at the time for him to stay put, so he run away, eventually settling in the U.K. whilst speaking no English. Having fallen in love with his soulmate Lara and learnt the few basic naughty words required, Roberto started performing again from the very bottom: singalong sessions in folk clubs led to pub gigs, which led to music venues, big festivals, theatres, private and then national radio and international dates in Europe, US and Canada. The years have passed and the wonderful experiences are too many to count, and frankly remember.

Following 10 years of touring and recording either as a “comedy” singer or session double bass player, in 2018 Roberto had the life-changing chance of being mentored directly by his musical idol, double bass and music legend Danny Thompson. Danny had exactly the knowledge, experience, humour and personality to “kick Roberto’s back-side” into truly being himself in music and make sure that every note played and every piece written should come straight from the heart, and clearly reflect Roberto’s unique personality, incorrigibly full of humour and zest for life.

Following Danny’s mentorship, Roberto has been gigging and putting out music at a dizzying rate and he’s not intending to slow production down

The “apprenticeship” continues... 

Find out more about Roberto at http://www.robertocassani.com

Roberto will be accompanied by Owen Nicholson.

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Please book your seat in advance by email () or text Charlie on 07766 205 397

£7/ £5 members