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The Robert Cini Band WINS Passport to Airlie Final 

An incredible day/night yesterday!!

The band and I were blown away that we managed to win the Cairns regional final of Passport To Airlie.

Thank you to everyone at Passport To Airlie and Airlie Beach Festival Of Music , including all the staff and sponsors for an awesome competition. 

I want to mention all the amazingly talented artists and bands who played in the final Hannah May, The Zephyrbees, Enemy of Anemone,, @Pelicana, Phoebe Over, The Love Handles what an amazing show of original FNQ music to be part of. A Big shout out to Kris Hutchinson and Bobby Maguire Music for all the hours of work you put in to make it all happen. And for the epic special guest performance you fellas put on. 

Thank you so so much to all of our friends and family who came from near and far to cheer us on. Please know that we truly could not have done this without you!!

A super special thank you to my amazing bandmates Barry Koch , Max Koch, Tanya Murphy Music, Joel Devereux I am so grateful for everything you do and the ride we are on! Let's ROCK it in Airlie

Massive thank you to everyone! We won the P2A Heat!! 

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came out to support us and see The Robert Cini Band play at The Jack yesterday for the Passport To Airlie Competition. Guess what??? We won our heat and now get to play the final on the 17th September!!! Yeeessss!

We had so much fun!!! It was an honour to be a part of an incredible afternoon with a truly amazing show of original music from all the artists! 

Special thanks to Kris Hutchinson and Bobby Maguire for all the work they do on the sound and production.

Also, big shout out to Trennt and Jamie for capturing some awesome pics and video of the full set.

ROBERT CINI BAND!! A dream coming true! Passport to Airlie Competition 2023 

So you may or may not have seen me share recently a clip or two of me playing with some other musicians.  I haven’t really made an official announcement and you might’ve even worked it out, but for the past 5 months or so we have been cooking up the Robert Cini Band.  Yeeessss!


Things have been coming together nicely and I’m super excited that with the help of these 4 other legends we are bringing new life to these original songs in a live setting. We are getting ready for our first public hit out on the 3rd September at the Passport to Airlie Comp at the Jack in Cairns.  This will be so much fun and we are all really looking forward to sharing these songs with you in a way you have never heard them live before!  We’d be tickled pink to see you there and have your support to cheer us on and there’s also a people’s choice vote that could help us mega in getting to the final.

Supporting Lisa Mitchell! Less than a month away!! 

A little less than a month away! I’ve been looking forward to this for over a year now as it was postponed a couple of times... Thanks Covid! I will be supporting the amazing @lisahmitchell at her Cairns show at @tanksartscentre on Saturday 23rd July. Loving her new album btw! Grab some tickets and head along. It’s surely going to be a great night! @robert_cini #support #singersongwriter #livemusic #cairns #fnq #fnqlife #fnqmusic #lisamitchell #popmusic #folk #acoustic #cairnslocal

Different Road on Triple J Unearthed 

It’s been a long time coming!!! BUT just wanted to let you know ‘Different Road’ is now finally up on Triple J unearthed for your listening pleasure https://www.abc.net.au/triplejunearthed/artist/robert-cini/. If you could drop a few words (kind ones I hope!) about it in the reviews that would be such an amazing help in getting @triple_j and @triple_j_unearthed radio to give it a spin! Thanks for the support you guys. #triplej #abc #triplejunearthed #differentroad #streamit #UpNow

Lovely surprise from a recent wedding! 

Got this wonderful thank you card in the post from a lovely couple after playing their wedding recently! We really under appreciate being appreciated these days don’t we? It’s a good feeling! It is always an honour to be part of someone’s special day. Thanks heaps Sam & Emily #thankyou #review #tickofapproval #wedding #gig #weddinggig #weddingmusic #fnqweddingsuppliers #fnqweddings #palmcovewedding #cairnswedding

ANZAC Day at The Bluewater Trinity Park 

I’ll be playing live @bluewatertrinitypark ANZAC Day 2-5pm. Come and hang out for the arvo it’s going to be rad! #live #livemusic #cairns #cairnslife #cairnslocal #trinitypark #thebluewaterbarandgrill #fnq #fnqlife #vibes #goodvibes #australianmusic #qldgigguide #australianmusician #singersongwrier

CANCELLED!!! Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival 

The tears have been falling - like the wall behind me oh so subtly illustrates. Yes unfortunately the bad news is that @agnesbluesfest has been CANCELLED for Feb 2022! “Cheer up Rob it’s not the end of the world” you say! Yeah I know I’m just feeling little bummed I won’t be hitting the road in Feb and getting to play for the beautiful people in central QLD. Hopefully 2023 will be a goer! Thank you to all organisers who have worked so hard putting the festival together and had to make this tough decision. #agnesbluesfest #agnesbluesrootsandrockfestival #cancelled #teardropsonmyguitar #bummer #sad #nextyear

Thanks Savannah in the Round!!! 

Savannah in the Round Thanks so much for having me! What a special weekend to be a part of! Performing at a festival with the likes of Lee Kernaghan Troy Cassar-Daley Busby Marou @thejohnbutler (good old fb not showing the tag ) and tonnes more was incredible! Thank you from my heart to those who came to see my set on Saturday morning, to the most wonderful and friendly staff, crew and volunteers braving the scalding heat, the organisers for putting together a truly top shelf music festival (especially in these current times) that I hope will be around for a long long time. AND everyone who came to the festival I hope you had as much fun as I did! #savannahintheround #savannahintheround2021 #musicfestival #countrymusic #festival #country #mareeba #athertontablelands #farnorthqueensland #fnq #fnqmusic #fnqmusician #ausmusic #singersongwriter #music #australianmusician



SO excited to be included in the line up to play ‘Savannah in the Round’ amongst such incredible and iconic Aussie artists! Grab some tickets and I’ll catch you there. It’s going to be a fun weekend! #savannahintheround #savannahintheround2021 #festival #music #fnq #ausmusic #ausmusicscene #australianmusic #mareeba #athertontablelands #tablelandsmusic #funweekend #eventaustralia #qldmusicfest #qldmusic


Thanks for having me @cairnsfest and big love to the beautiful people that ventured out to see the show last night! #festival #original #music #fnqlife #fnq #cairnsfestival #cairns #livemusic #singersongweiter #onstage #artist #smiles #live #concert #saytheword #robertcini #matonguitars

Atherton Tablelands we're coming to ya! 

Hey TABLELANDS!! I'm heading your way, FINALLY since the release of my debut album and I am absolutely buzzing to play all my songs for you at The Grand Hotel on Friday 23rd July with Special guest Talitha Jae. So mark those calendars and see you soon for a great night of live music!