Songwriters Circle/Cantautori in Circolo

Each month, original singer-songwriters will join host Patti DeRosa to share their original music, doing four “rounds” of one song each. Round 3 is a song challenge where each performer will play a new original tune written just for this event, based on a song prompt (a word or phrase) chosen by the previous month’s audience. Come and enjoy great original music and be part of the fun by helping to choose the theme for the following month!

If you are a songwriter and would like to participate, please message Patti DeRosa at:

June 7, 2022 Songwriters & Theme: “Black Snowflakes” with Molly Chapman, Martina Magionami, Stefano Naldi, and Patti DeRosa


Songwriters Circle/Cantautori in Circolo

WHERE: Sotto al British, Lungarno Guicciardini n.15

WHEN: First Tuesday of the month - 20:00-22:00



Molly Chapman is from Houston, Texas and now lives and works in Florence. She is a recent graduate, a musician, a graphic artist, a dancer, and self-taught producer.  She is overflowing with creativity and facilitating experiences is at the root of everything she does.

Martina Magionami, for laziness or for practicality, also called simply "La Marti", is a Florentine pop-folk singer-songwriter who tells stories and emotions by singing and playing mainly the guitar in finger-picking and flat-picking. She sometimes complements her songs by playing other instruments such as keyboards, ukulele, kazoo, harmonica, diamonica, and the mandolin. Her singles can be heard on all digital platforms, the latest releases are Isola (2020) and Buonanotte di un invisibile (2021).

Stefano Naldi lives and works in Florence. He graduated from the Lizard Academy in Fingerpicking and is a quite popular teacher of this technique since the early 2000. Besides teaching, he performs both solo and  with the duo “Two of Us”, and trio  “Feritoie delle Notte” (tribute to Fabrizio De Andre). In late 2016, he published his second Album “Are You Living Your Dream?”. One of the most significant comments about his music is “Your music has no lyrics , but they talk to me, one by one”.

Patti DeRosa is a singer-songwriter-guitarist originally from NY and Boston who plays acoustic music in a style that is a mix of folk, blues, jazz, R&B, country, and rock. She hosts The Showcase Open Mic, a popular weekly event at Ostello Bello which brings together the best local and touring musicians in Florence, as well as Sotto’s Songwriters Circle. She has 3 recordings (Packing My Bags, Secrets and Stories, and Paradise) available on digital platforms and videos at “Patti DeRosa Music” on both Facebook and YouTube.