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Friday 2nd February 2018

The Rosellys

— Kingsdown Vaults
Alt-Country, Roots, American Folk
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Local Alt-Country band return to The Kingsdown!

"The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion."

R2 4/5 Stars

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana"

Nashville Over Here

“A brilliant band and a good example of that crossover where Britain meets America and it makes a very special sound indeed”

Ralph McLean – BBC Radio Ulster

In 2015 The Rosellys signed to Clubhouse Records and released their first full band album 'The Granary Sessions', gathering praise from musicians, critics and audiences alike. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America - notably the Southern States where San Antonio (Texas) has become their second home. Influenced by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, it is clear The Rosellys have an absolute love for Americana music.

The Band formed when Rebecca (guitar/vocals) met Simon (guitar/vocals/fiddle) in 2005. Allan (pedal steel/resonator) joined the band in 2006 - recording on all of their albums to date including Drive Through The Night (2006), One Way St (2008), Two Much Like Trouble (2011) and The Granary Sessions (2015). Matt (bass) joined the band in 2015 creating a powerful alt-country sound.

Several tracks from 'The Granary Sessions' have had airplay on BBC Radio Ulster (Cherrie McIlwaine & Ralph McLean), Amazing Radio (Baylen Leonard) , The International Americana Music Show (Michael Park), Dublin City FM (Noel Casey), The Miller Tells Her Tale (Karen Miller) and The Americana Music Show (Calvin Powers). 'The Granary Sessions' was listed in the Cadiz Music 'Best of 2015', Adam Wilson's Quiet Revolution 'Best of 2015' and Macwood Fleet's 'Best of 2015'. Nashville Over Here included The Rosellys' album release show at The Green Note in Camden (London) as one of their 'highlights of 2015'.

In April 2016 The Rosellys performed a live session on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' with Clive Anderson. They have also played live on BBC Radio, KSYM Radio (USA), House of Mercy Radio, UKCountryRadio.com and at various festivals including Summer Pie Festival (Palma, Mallorca), Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, South Essex Bluegrass festival, Secret Garden Party, Truck Festival, Buckle And Boots Country Music Festival, Tingestock, Chepstow Folk Festival, Worcester Music Festival, Crawley Folk Festival, Lazy Bishops Festival, The Woodzie Festival (New Braunfels, USA), PigFest (Louisiana, USA) and Maverick Country Music Festival, winning their song writing competition in 2010. Venues played include The Green Note (London), Bush Hall (London), The Musician (Leicester), The Bullingdon (Oxford), The Louisiana (Bristol), Come Down And Meet The Folks (London), The Canteen (Bristol), The Greystones (Sheffield), The Basement (Nashville, USA), Gruene Hall (Gruene, USA), Casbeers (San Antonio, USA), Floores Country Store (Helotes, USA), Enochs (Monroe, USA), The Rattle Inn (Austin, USA), Capitol Theatre (Tamworth, Australia) and the world famous Aubade Theatre (Lecompte, USA).

"Hailing from the UK, The Rosellys are really quite an exceptional band that proves the British country music scene is by no means dead and buried"

(Maverick Magazine)

Rebecca and Simon have been lucky enough to record guitar, backing vocals and fiddle for their favourite UK based country rock band (and label-mates) 'The Redlands Palomino Company' on their third album 'Don't Fade', and also on their latest CD 'Broken Carelessly'. Hannah Elton-Wall (Redlands Palomino Co) blessed The Rosellys third album 'Two Much Like Trouble' with beautiful backing vocals and The Rosellys were very excited to have Hannah back in the studio for their latest album 'The Granary Sessions'. Her husband Alex Elton-Wall (also Redlands Palomino Co) recorded and co-produced The Rosellys new album available now through Clubhouse Records.