Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Robert Cini’s deeply melodic songs, infuse genres of folk, blues, soul, pop, rock and country, and accompany a truly unique aura on stage and ability to capture audiences with his powerful soulful voice and intuitive guitar playing.
The long-awaited release of his debut album ‘Imaginary Fun’, testifies to a new authentically raw-earthy sound, showcasing Robert’s prodigious songcraft and has garnered huge success with the song ‘Different Road’ awarded ‘Best song in the Folk/Acoustic genre’ at the 2019 Australian Songwriters Assoc. Awards in Sydney. He also picked up a second award for ‘Best Live Performance’ of the night after taking to the stage to perform the winning song to a record sold-out crowd. ‘Different Road’ was inspired by Robert’s personal journey of living with a vision impairment, and like many of his songs receive regular rotation on radio in Queensland, interstate, and overseas. It follows the previous success of his self-titled EP which included ASA award winning song ‘Haven’t You Noticed’.
He’s been a top 5 finalist/nominee in other major Australian song competitions such as the ‘MusicOz Awards’ (AIMA’s) and the ‘Glenn Shorrock Music Scholarship Award’. His music was recognised amongst thousands of artists from around the country by Australian music legend Glenn Shorrock ('The Little River Band') who was quoted talking about Cini '"Great voice, engaging commercial sound, fabulous".. Robert performed along with the other finalists, The Little River Band, and James Reyne at Lyndoch Uncorked Festival in the Barossa Valley. He’s also supported Kim Churchill, Lisa Mitchell, The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular, Woodford Folk Festival’s ‘Festival of Small Halls’ and played Savannah in the Round Festival 2021 along with Troy Cassar-Daley, John Butler, Lee Kernaghan, Busby Marou and heaps more.
A live film clip of his song ‘Running’ was featured as an Editor’s choice on Balcony TV New York racking up 19k+ views. More international recognition has come about with Finalist spots and Honourable mentions in 'The Billboard World Song Contest’, 'We Are Listening' (Nashville), and 'The UK Songwriting Contest’.
You can find Robert playing festivals and events all over North Queensland.