"The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion."
R2 4/5 Stars
"The Rosellys are a 5-piece 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 (Redlands
Palomino Co, Cale Tyson, Don Gallardo) 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'.
The Rosellys performed
at 'The Inaugural Americana
Music Association Awards Ceremony' (Feb 2016) with Clubhouse Records
label mate 'Cale Tyson'.In April they performed a live session on BBC
'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), 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),
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"
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.
Rebecca also sings with alt-country/roots female vocal group The Savannahs. They performed on BBC One in July 2017. More information can be found at www.TheSavannahsBand.com
Dr Rebecca Rosellys
Photo Adrian Gee
Photo: Dave Dickie
Photo: Dave Dickie
Photo: John Morgan