KILLING CARTISANO
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The Drunk Man has a hook-laden hypnotic West Coast psychedelic vibe that just sucks you in.
— Folk Radio Uk
 

Origins

Killing Cartisano is Roberta Cartisano, Italian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and session-musician, and, marking a departure from Roberta's previous recordings under her own name, Killing Cartisano is also Roberta's new incarnation.
Influenced by psychedelic folk-rock, orchestral pop, cinematic funk and trip hop, her last album L’ultimo Cuore - The Last Heart, received rave reviews in her native Italy, where she was called "a pioneer of visionary sound".
Her original song-writing is highly personal and vivid, encapsulating the term "emotional rock".
KC produces and arranges her soundscapes at her own Broken Toys Studio. She used to say that working on her songs is like “taking pictures with sound”. In support of her last album, she embarked on a long tour, taking in more than 100 shows. As a songwriter and session-musician (bass, piano synth) she has shared the stage with musicians such as Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Marta Collica (John Parish Band), Enrico Gabrielli (P.J. Harvey)  and more.
After Getting in touch with San Francisco's underground music scene during her travels, inspired by Bay Area vibes Roberta morphed into Killing Cartisano.
KC is Roberta, but raw; pure; naked.
Killing Cartisano is produced by Bay Area producer George S. Rosenthal and Roberta together. A hybrid of Roberta's musical roots and an all-San Francisco band.
Rosenthal also gathered some of the best local session musicians to perform Roberta's arrangements, giving a west- coast vibe to the record.
"It's the 'Frisco energy of an old, short-on-melatonin, rock-girl from Southern Europe" says Cartisano, and it also provides a taster for her as yet to-be-scheduled debut album release under her new KC moniker.
 

 

LIVE

PAST

2017

OCT/29 SAN GINESIO W/
- Amaury Cambuzat
- Paolo Benvegnù
- The Niro
- Umberto Maria Giardini
- Andrea Franchi

MAR/11 Pigneto Caffè ROME

 

2016

MAR/17 Ligera MILAN
MAR/18 'Na Cosetta ROME

2015

Jan/4 Aleph CROTONE
Jan/5 Cerelli CROTONE
Feb/14 Kamikazen Mon Amour - MILAN
Mar/19 SST w/ Roberto Angelini - MILAN
May/22 The Greatest (KC Piano & SYNTH) BarLambrate MILAN
May/13 Cafè Bandini (w/Cinaski) Oibhò MILAN
May/29 Cicco Simonetta MILAN

U.S.A.

Jun/27 Baazar SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/1Utah Hotel SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/3 The Complex SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/13 Utah Hotel SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/18 The Velo Rouge SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/20 Utah Hotel SAN FRANCISCO
Jul/29 Her Fest, El Rio SAN FRANCISCO

2014

Jan/4 Al Kenisa   ENNA
Jan/6 Pinelli Theatre MESSINA
Feb/5 Caffè Bandini Oibhò MILAN
Mar/5 Radio Budrio BOLOGNE
Mar/7 Magazzeno San Benedetto del Trontro (AP)
Mar/8 Fanfulla ROME
Mar/29 Radio Base TREVISO
Apr/11 La Caciara PERUGIA
Apr/12 Spazio Vino w/ SEPIATONE (Hugo Race e Marta Collica) Offida,(AP)
Apr/13 Dalla Cira PESARO
Apr/16 INIT w/AISHA BURNS ROME
APR/17 Mocambo Santeramo in Colle (BA)
MAY/21 Caffè Bandini Oibhò MILAN
MAY/30 Novaradio FLORENCE
JUN/7 Rossi Aperto Theatre PISA
Jun/8 Litith Festival w/NADA GENOVA
Jun/21 Make Music MILAN
Jun/23 Forte Fanfulla w/ ROMA
Jul/1 Soundlab BOLOGNE
Jul/10 House Concert CUNEO
Aug/1 Castelrock Festival, Finale Ligure (SV)
Sep/2 Malavenda,  REGGIO CALABRIA
Nov/19 Cafè Bandini Oibhò, w/Vincenzo Cinaski, Vinicio Caposella etc MILAN
Nov/22 Nest of Music GENOVA
Nov/28 Mixitè Festival,Fabbrica del Vapore MILAN
Nov/30 Carichi Sospesi (Folktronic Set), PADOVA
Dec/14 Maquis (acoustic solo, set folktronico) MILAN
Dec/19 Melmoth, Siderno,(RC)
Dec/ 26 La Locomotiva (Folktronic set) Adrano (CT)
Dec/27 Nuvola Rossa, VSG (RC)
Dec/28 Birreria 34,Taurianova (RC)

SPAIN

sep/19 Cafè Context, GIRONA
sep/20 Club Cronopios, BARCELONA
Sep/21 Aplec Internacional de Sant Esteve del Llop, DARNIUS (GIRONA)
Sep/22 La Goleta, SANT FELIU DE GUìXOLS, GIRONA
Seo/23 Secret Show, FIGUERES, GIRONA
Sep/25 Toma 3, GIJON (ASTURIAS)
Sep/26 Atelier, MADRID
Sep/28 Terraza Experimental, ZARAGOZA

2013

JUL/12 Revolution Cafè SAN FRANCISCO (U.S.A)

OCT/16 Giardini Luzzati GENOVA
OCT/18 Radio Gold TURIN
OCT/18 Bagni Municipali TURIN
OCT/19 SST MILAN
OCT/24 Radio La Sapienza ROME
NOV/3 Magazzino delle Idee, Orvieto (TR)
NOV/8 da Sud ROME
NOV/9 Absolutè Cafè  MATERA
NOV/10 LM Recording, REGGIO CALABRIA
NOV/13 Radio 103 BARI
NOV/15 Radio Lab CATANIA
NOV/15 Enola club, CATANIA
NOV/16 Circolo Lebowski RAGUSA
NOV/17 Underground, MESSINA
NOV/18 El Corte, Gioia del Colle (BA)
NOV/21 La gatta al lardo LECCE
NOV/22 Protosound CHIETI
NOV/22 Officina dei Mestieri, Giulianova (TE)
NOV/23 LIVE RADIO RAI 2 W/ John Vignola ROME
NOV/24 Salotto Caronte ROME
DEC/12 Radio Pianeta BERGAMO
DEC/27 Al BarREGGIO CALABRIA

2012

MAR/8 Fiori di Desna REGGIO CALABRIA
FEB/2 Pantagruel Casale Monferrato (AL)
OCT/18 Arci Oibhò MILAN
MAY/31 La Piola BRUXELLES
MAY/31 Barabao BAILLEUL
NOV/10 Tambourine w/ Violante Placido, Lele Battista MILAN
MAR/30 Pending Lips Festivall MAGLIO, W/ Amour FU, S.S.G (MI)
APR/26 ARCI SVOLTA W/ Peter Piek, Arci Svolta MILAN
JUN/4 Carroponte w/ Paolo Saporiti, MILAN
MAY/2 Starlight SALERNO
MAY/3 Mallè CASERTA
MAY/4 Godot Art Bistrot AVELLINO
MAY/5 Forte Fanfulla ROME
MAY/19 Blob, w/  Giancarlo Onorato, Bancale Arcore (MI)
MAY/22 Oibhò (MI)
SEP/1 Collicello di Amelia (TR)
SEP/21 L’isola Condorito Mondovì (CN)
SEP/22 La Bua Mondovì(CN)
SEP23 Private Show, Saluzzo (CN)

2011

NOV/6 SST MILAN
AUG/19 Blue Dahlia, Marina di Gioiosa (RC)
SEP21 Tambourine- w/ Flavio Pirini, Seregno (MI)
SEP 22 Quarto l’è bela MILAN
SEP 25 MEI F
JUL 23 Notturni Festival w/ Cesare Malfatti Monticello di Brianza (LC)
JUN/19 Arci Bellezza MILAN
JUN/18 Pentesilea MILAN
MAY/29 Villa Reale MONZA
MAY/20 Bresso MILAN
MAY/20 Gheroartè MILAN
MAY/2 Show Case POLITECNICO MILAN
APR/27 Goganga, MILAN
MAR/11 Bopo BERGAMO
FEB/24 Broken Toys Night Machè TURIN
JAN/25 WOMEN 4 Emergency Casa139, MILAN


2010


MAY/15 Salone Internazionale del Libro, TURIN
MAY/23 W/ZIBBA Chieri (TO)
MAY/27 Diavolo Rosso w/ Zibba, ASTI
DEC/17 Cascina Pioltello W/ Lele Battista & Co – MILAN
SEP/25 Cicco Simonetta MILAN


 2009

FEB/14 Cicco SimonettaMILAN
MAR/26 Bloom Mezzago, (MI)
APR/19 Il ramoLODI
MAR/5 Monate Art Cocktail VARESE
APR/1 Materia offPARMA


2007

JAN/30 Moonshine w/Tao MILAN
AMR/21 Avento Theatre (KC Bassist) Marta Collica, Giuvazza, Giorgia Poli TURIN
Mar/22 Casa 139, w/Marta Collica MILAN
MAR/27 Caffè Lo Re BOLOGNE
APR/30 Notte Bianca, ASTI
MAY/10 Le Piccole Iene, NOVARA
MAY/12 Frequenze Studio,KC Bass/ Miavagadilania,MONZA
MAY/27 LA Musiq, REGGIO CALABRIA
JUL/6 Cicco Simonetta MILAN
JUL/12 Teatro Litta Theatre, MILAN
AUG/30 Festa della Birra, MILAN
SEP/16 Bresso, (Mi)
OCT/4 Raingods, SAVONA
SEP/15 Le Scimmie, opening Zibba MILAN

MAY/5 Suoni Recenti, Open Marta sui Tubi, SALERNO

2011/ 2012


-HISTORYTELLER- Music Festival Biko (MI)


written, curated and directed by Roberta Cartisano
 w/Cinaski, Alessandro Grazian, Marina Ladduca, Mercuri.


NOV/16 ACT I (1914-1946)   Guest: Enrico Gabrielli
DEC/16 ACT II (1950-1960)  Guest: Tao
JAN/24 ACT III (1960-1970) Guest: Marco Cosma (I Cosi, Morgan) Tao Mercuri Milo Scaglioni.
FEB/29 ACT IV (1970-1980)  Guest: Giuliano Dottori Tao Carmine Torchia
MAR/28 ACT V (1980-1990)   Guest: Lele BattistaTao Diego Villalòn
APR/24 ACT VI (1990-2001)  Guest: Davide Ferrario Dario Ciffo Lino Gitto RDF
MAY/16 ACT VII (2001/2012) Guest: Dario Ciffo, Alessandra Contini, Milo Scaglioni, Micol Martinez, Lino Gitto, Carmine Torchia,Tao.

THEATRE

2004/2005

MUSICIAN & COMPOSER

LA FONDAZIONE DELLA CITTA directed by RENATO NICOLINI
STATO D'ASSEDIO (Albert Camus)  directed by RENATO NICOLINI
ALICE directed by RENATO NICOLINI


COLLABORATIONS


2016

DEC/18 Legend, Artist: MANUPUMA (KC BASS) W/Stef Burns,Federico Poggipollini. MILAN
2015

DEC/13 Bonaventura Live, ARTIST: Federica Vino (KC Piano & SynTh), MILAN
2013/2014

KC BASS/ CHRISTIAN ALATI

SEP/13 ARCI Oibhò MILAN

KC BASS/ SHE OWL

2015

DEC/11 Cinema Aurora, LIVORNO
JUL/29 HER FEST, EL Rio, San Francisco (U.S.A)

2014

MAR/21 Vortex, SAN FRANCISCO (U.S.A.)
MAR/22 The Complex SAN FRANCISCO (U.S.A.)
2013

JUL/7 VortexSAN FRANCISCO (U.S.A)
2010

Oct/26 Tambourine, Seregno (MI)
Oct/29Casa 139 (MI)


2013

KC PIANO & SYNTH/ CARMINE TORCHIA

DEC/23 Nuvola Rossa,VSG, REGGIO CALABRIA
DEC/22 Cubalibro CATANIA
DEC/21 Al Kenisa ENNA
DEC/20 Enola CATANIA

2012

GEN/28 Musicultura MACERATA
MAR/24MusiculturaMACERATA
JUL/21Garden Concert MILAN
JUL/22Parco Il Tondo RAVENNA
JUL/28Forte Fanfulla ROME
JUL/29Ferula FeritaAltamura (BA)
AUG/1 Spazio Lupardine REGGIO CALABRIA
AUG/5 Piazza Immacolata, Montepaone, (CZ)
AUG/5Parole Erranti, Cropani (CZ)
AUG/14Tarantula, Sellia Marina (CZ)
AUG/19 Pilìnga di Gasperina (CZ)
AUG/20 Piazza Casolini Sersale,(CZ)

2011

NOV/20 Mallè CASERTA
DEC/21 I tre farfalli REGGIO CALABRIA
OCT/11 Barrio’s MILAN
OCT/18 Le Mura ROME
OCT/22 Mattia pub Taverna CATANZARO
OCT/23Casa Ierhard CROTONE
AUG/23 Ramses Rock Cafè Sersale (CZ)
SEP/9 San Ginesio MACERATA
SEP/10 Collicello di Amelia (TR)
SEP/11 Fanfulla 101 ROME
SEP/17 Corvo in rock CATANZARO
AUG/2Babylon Beach, Marina Sellia (CZ)
AUG/12 CountryClub Gambarie REGGIO CALABRIA
AUG/16 Manhattan, Cropani (CZ)
APR/2 Teatro-b Cormano (MI)


KC BASS & PIANO w/MICOL MARTINEZ


2012

MAR/5 Salumeria della Musica MILAN
APR/1 San Vittore MILAN
FEB/8 Live Radio Popolare MILAN
FEB/8 Biko MILAN
FEB/11 Fnac MILAN
Feb/18 Sur le sofà VARESE

2011

DEC/1 Arci Bellezza, MILAN
MAY/27 MAF FESTIVAL, MILAN

2008

JAN/19 Cicco Simonetta, MILANO

FEB/28 Dynamo, MILAN


2008/2009/2010
KC BASS

FEB/9 Henry Hugo Band, ZURICH

SEP/5 Lene Trio, Jazz&Soul Night, UnconventionalL,MILAN


KC BASS & Farfisa/ LO.MO BAND
2008/2009

NOV/8 Twiggy W/ Cesare Basile, VARESE
MAY/23 Al, MESSINA
MAY/22 Show, REGGIO CALABRIA
MAY/21 Blue D, Marina G, (RC)
APR/19 Grillo Parlante, CAGLIARI
APR/18 Loco SASSARI
28/FEB Dynamo, MILAN
FEB/01 Casa 139, MILAN

 

2006/ 2007

KC Bass, El. Piano, Synth & Guitar/

Chiara Zocchi, Miavagadilania.

 

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