22-year-old singer, songwriter & guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor will be performing her music with a full big band made up of some the best horn players in the country, alongside her usual rhythm section that's played over 40 shows in UK and EU this year.
With a clear sense of purpose, Rosie's music blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets George Benson, Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King or a female version of John Mayer!
The native Londoner started playing drums at the age of 8, picking up the guitar and ukulele soon after. She spent her early teens discovering her musician parents’ record collection, an eclectic mix of artists: Zero 7, Tania Maria, Seal, Pat Metheny and more. She began exploring her own love of songwriting, jazz and alternative harmony studying at both the Roundhouse and Royal Academy Of Music.
Partial to a DIY-slant, Rosie set off laying out multi-layered guitar-based demos at the age of 16. These would eventually become her self-produced debut album 'On My Mind' (2018), a unique collection of songs which garnered praise from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, and Jazzwise hailing her 'one to watch'.
'An artist I’ve fallen in love with, musically speaking.'
Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music