The Rosellys with Rick Adams and John Jordan

Spirits Food & Friends

October 26, 2016
8:00PM-10:00PM
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Spirits Food & Friends
  1200 Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301
  (318) 445-4491
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"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 followed by Andy (drums) 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' followed by a live session on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' with Clive Anderson and have been booked for their own 'Loose Ends' performance in April 2016. They have also played live on BBC Radio, KSYM Radio (USA), House of Mercy Radio, UKCountryRadio.com and at various festivals including Secret Garden Party, Truck 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).