Sardinian electro-acoustic stringed multi-instrumentalist songwriter, composer and performer, twice nominated at the Independent Music Awards (12th best instrumental album and 15th best Instrumental EP).
Roberto performs on a variety of instruments including Acoustic and electric Guitars, Weissenborn, Vichitra Veena, baritone 8 strings guitars, dobro, banjo and bouzouki.
In September 2012 he released his first solo record “Raighes Vol 1” (“Roots” in the Sardinian language) rated as one of the best instrumental album of the year for the music magazines/webzines: Mescalina (IT), Buscadero (IT), Akustik Gitarren (DE), Guitar Club (IT), The Real Roots Café (NL) , R2 (UK) and others.
He toured “Raighes Vol. 1 Solo Tour” Internationally (USA, Scotland, Luxembourg, UK, Germany and Italy) and played also at The Troubadour in London and at the world famous Whisky a go go in Los Angeles where he record his Live DVD released May 2015.
His show it’s a mix of Mediterranean music with a Rock and Roll sensibility that astonishes audiences.
From 2008 till 2016 Roberto plays with roots rock band Lowlands and, to date, has recorded and co-produced six albums with them, also touring internationally with them.
In 2016, released ‘Note Millenarie’, a live DVD filmed under the 4,000-year-old Olivaster Tree in Luras.
Also in 2016, became a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and was nominated again in the 16th Independent Music Awards for his live EP, ‘Live at the Whisky a Go Go.’
In June of 2016, he collaborated with the Scottish songwriter Donald MacNeill to release an album called ‘Timeline’, which was reviewed very well by some of the most prominent music magazines in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Rock and Reel (R2) rated the album four out of five stars, and they were but one of several publications that lauded the record. (Folk Words even made it their ‘album of the month’ in July.) The two artists toured Scotland, Italy, and Sardinia.
Roberto has been invited to play at some of the most important trade fairs in the world, including the NAMM Show (Los Angeles), MusikMesse (Francoforte), Disma , SHG (Milano), ADGPA Italy and Acoustic Guitars International Meeting (Sarzana).
Endorsed by different brands of guitar tools (Elixir Strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Reference Laboratoy Cables, MN Guitars, Fret-King e Vintage for StefyLine and Anderwood Guitars Weissenborn).
The lutherie, MN Guitars, has built a “Twilight 001/09 Roberto Diana Signature guitar”, which was presented for the first time in Los Angeles at NAMM ‘09.
Roberto is a subtle yet powerful guitarist, equally at ease in both electric and acoustic settings.
His personal musical style infuses classic guitar virtuosity with a rock n roll sensibility, making for an exciting and enthralling listen.
He has established a solid reputation in the studio, having worked both as an engineer and a producer on more than 40 recording projects with international artists such as Will T. Massey, Steve Lukather, Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lewis, Frank Gambale, Dean Parks, Brian Ray, Pietro Nobile, JP Cervoni, Simon Phillips, James Raymond, Linda, Amanda Shires, Rachel Z, Joey Huffman, Richard Hunter, Chris Cacavas and many more…
“One of the best Italian Guitar Player”(Gianni Zuretti – Mescalina)
“Sounds, rhythmics percussion and harmonies all in one guitar, without loops or effects. You can’t miss it!” (Akustik Gitarren – DE)
“This is really rather lovely.” It is. (R2 Rock and Reel Magazine UK).
“It’s truly amazing to hear Roberto’s ability to fill the hall with the sound of a full orchestra while maintaining the intimacy of one man giving his all to a very receiving audience” (C McM Colonsay Scotland)
“this guy shouldn’t play guitar so well for his tender years – but he does!” (Chris Cacavas – Green on Red)“
“One of the best Italian Guitar Players”. (Bruno Conti – Disco Club)