Roberto Cassani

I’m a double bass player and a songwriter. Not much of a singer, more a storyteller really. Born in Italy, adopted by Scotland, for many years I traveled around venues and festivals in the U.K. and abroad trying to be funny whilst playing good music.

Recently, I was lucky to get to know Danny Thompson, a titan of the double bass and indeed a total legend of world music. Danny encouraged me to try to step away from being just silly and crowd-pleasing and to write honestly and from the heart. This came out: it’s a song called “L’amore” and there are a bunch more songs telling a lovely story.

I realise it does not display instrumental pyrotechnics or note perfect covering of hits, but it’s original work and it comes from the heart. I hope it’s enough. Ciao.