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*NEW RELEASE*, 'The Great Oak EP', BUY HERE: http://rosiesingssomesongs.com
☛29 Apr: Live session on Bristol Radio Bcfm 93.2fm
☛31 May-3 June: Fire In The Mountain festival
☛31 August: Beer Festival, The Queen's Arms, Botallack, Cornwall
Videos of me with band here: http://www.youtube.com/user/RosieSingsSomeSongs
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"I was very, very charmed by this; it has a very, very timeless quality...utterly wonderful stuff" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, on Spring Interlude
"Rosie Sleightholme's carefully controlled vocals and skilful guitar playing brought a quiet hush and a sense of peace and calm to the auditorium" - Guardian
"Her voice at once conveys that underlying ethereal tenderness, while at the same time showcasing some incredibly powerful and unwavering vocals, striking pitch-perfect notes both high and low with a wonderful fluidity that recalls (a British) Joni Mitchell" - The Music Journal
"WOW. What a fabulous performance! Rosie has that undefineable likeability factor and she can sing...Boy she can sing, her voice is deliciously unique and is able to penetrate even the hardest of souls, her songs are 100% original,fresh and inspiring...a star in the making without any doubt" - David Durant, Brooklands Radio
"Eerily reminiscent of Kate Bush at her finest" - Ham and High newspaper
“Rosie has an exceptional voice and really owned the stage, I really enjoyed the performance” - Live & Unsigned UK 2010 judges' comments
"You are absolutely amazing at what you do. The way you approach what you do, the passion of what you do is undeniable. Brilliant" - Pearly Gates, of 60s group The Flirtations, judge at Sing For Your Supper 2010
"Her mesmeric voice often discards the folky, blues-ridden influences of her predecessors, lending her fractured, intricate songs a new vituperative edge...this lady is definitely one to catch" - The Oxford Student newspaper
"On 'Conflicted' chanteuse Rosie Sleightholme sounds like she's had a Janis Joplin lung transplant." - The Devil Has The Best Tuna (music blog)
"The final act that we saw before we had to leave was Rosie Sleightholme, a singer who writes and performs remarkably deep and meaningful songs - one in particular she performed last night focused on her homesickness for England after living in the Far East for some time and its poignancy, combined with her powerful voice, almost had me in tears!" - The Londoneer blog
The words 'haunting', 'mesmeric', 'quirky', 'memorable', 'exceptional' and 'brilliant' have all been used to describe acoustic singer-songwriter Rosie Sleightholme, whose voice has been compared to the likes of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Florence Welch. Classically trained in piano and cello and immersed in music from a young age, Rosie started writing songs as an Archaeology student at university. Performing regularly as a band cellist and doing occasional solo gigs following university, Rosie started gigging seriously as a solo artist in 2010, following a year of travelling around the world. It was during this year away singing, writing and performing songs in many different countries, that she gained the confidence to pursue her talent. Her aim is to write and record honest music from the heart that others can relate to.
Rosie has performed at several festivals over the last few years, including Guilfest, Landed, Fire in The Mountain and Glastonbury, as well as playing a number of support slots for established artists such as This Is The Kit, Buke and Gase and Allessi's Ark. She has had her music played on BBC Radio Wales, and did a live session with them on Alan Thompson's Evening show in Cardiff in late 2012. She has played at top London acoustic venues including Kensington Roof Gardens, Notting Hill Arts Club, Ronnie Scotts, The Bedford, The Half Moon, The Troubadour, The Regal Room and Proud Camden. Originally from London, Rosie moved to rural mid-Wales in late 2011 to write and record and enjoy life away from the bustle of the city. In early 2013 she left her country life and moved to Bristol to get involved with the thriving music scene there. Her second self-recorded release, 'The Great Oak EP', is now available to download at http://rosiesingssomesongs.com/
Some highlights of the past couple of years:
Live session with Alan Thompson at BBC Radio Wales in Cardiff, having my song Spring Interlude played on BBC Radio Wales by Adam Walton, supporting Fire In The Mountain Festival, Landed Festival, Glastonbury Festival with The Portraits, Guilfest Acoustic Stage, headlining Good Voodoo at The Half Moon, support slots including with one of my favourite bands, This Is The Kit, at The Polish Club in Bristol and playing cello with them at their Dec 2012 gig in London, Bella Union's Alessi's Ark at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford, One Little Indian's Songdog at The Bowery, Chris Helme of The Seahorses at The Watershed in Wimbledon, Gwenno of The Pipettes at The Hideaway and Jazz Morley at The Bedford. Other venues/nights I've enjoyed playing at: Kensington Roof Gardens, Ronnie Scott's, The Troubadour, Poejazzi's 5th birthday at C.A.M.P London, Rough Trade's RoTa at Notting Hill Arts Club, Proud Camden, Fos Bar Cafe in Berlin, Regal Room in Hammersmith, eAR music at The Old Queen's Head in Islington, Chanson For Burma at The Black Lion Hammersmith, Nambucca in Holloway, Surrey Unsigned at The Ship in Weybridge, The Cavendish Arms in Stockwell, Hidden Away Wimbledon, Esher May Fair, Elmbridge Festival with The Portraits, InSpiral Camden, Electrowerkz in Angel