On The Porch
Release Date: June 25th 2022
Alt. Country band The Rosellys are releasing their 5th album 'On The Porch' on June 24th 2022.
The Rosellys (from Herefordshire,UK) are releasing their 5th studio album on Friday June 24th on Clubhouse Records, followed by a performance on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends on Saturday June 25th alongside an album release show at The Bear Club in Luton (25th June). The Rosellys then hit the road for a handful of live shows with special USA guests supporting (see below for details).
"Production is top-dollar and this is a band full of taste and talent, an outfit with a firm grip and grasp of the modern country scene." (Music News Nashville)
'On The Porch' is The Rosellys' long awaited fifth album. It was a long road to completion, complicated by two craniotomies, one broken shoulder, one baby and of course, a world wide pandemic. This 14 track studio album, recorded and co-produced with Ron Rogers (T'Pau) at Up The Lane Recordings in the beautiful Monmouth hills, is a spectrum of original songs ranging from bluegrass, country, cajun, singer-songwriter, american folk & pop influences.
"The Rosellys clearly draw their inspiration from the music of modern USA but with classic Texan and Appalachian rhythm and swell." (Music News Nashville)
The band is led by life partners Dr Rebecca Rosellys (guitar, vocals, banjo) and Simon Rosellys (guitar, fiddle, vocals). They are accompanied by fellow members George Kirby (drums), George's Dad Matt Kirby (double and electric bass) and Simon's Dad Allan Kelly (pedal steel guitar and accordion).
"The latter ups the country music quotient overall and what is, at times, a blend of folk rock, indie and roots influences". (lonesomehighway.com)
This album showcases The Rosellys' best songwriting to date. The tracks cover a huge variety of instrumentation and style varying from pop influences heard on 'Don't Pull Away' and 'Firefly', to banjo driven 'Ain't Gotta Go Home', 'River Wye' and 'Dark Clouds or Blue Skies', to Fleetwood Mac influenced 'Still Too Young', Chris Stapleton influenced 'Dont Let The Whiskey Win' and acoustic duo track 'Heartaches and Promises' featuring Rebecca's mum Helena Rosewell on cello. The fiddle driven title track 'On The Porch', is a tribute to their friends porch in San Antonio, Texas and Cajun influenced 'Lafayette', a tribute to the great music city in Louisiana, both places The Rosellys have been lucky enough to spend a lot of time enjoying "family and friends, good music and laughter". 'Angel at the Door' is a love song written by Simon about the night he met Rebecca way back in 2005 at an open mic night at The Horns pub in Watford. 'Camden Town' is another track showcasing Simon's fast fiddling talents, describing one of the couples' first dates in Camden back in 2005, and how Camden represents diversity, originality and fun. Irish/folk influenced 'Queensland Sky' written during their Australian travels in 2011, outlines the true story of the sinking of the HMS Pandora in 1791. Many of The Rosellys' songs are based on true stories from personal experiences or stories learnt from their extensive travels in the UK or abroad.
"The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion". (R2 Magazine) "A great alternative for country fans who are looking for something new and fresh" (Celtic-Rock.De)
Sat June 25th The Bear Club, Luton
Sun June 26th The Golden Lion, Bristol
Sat July 2nd Nibley Festival, Cotswolds
Sun July 3rd The Three Tuns, Chepstow
Sat July 9th Thame Music Festival
Fri July 29th Kontra Roots Club, Northhamptonshire
Sun July 31st The Bell, Redbrook
Please get in touch with Rebecca at [email protected] for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of On The Porch.
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