A huge hit at our Festival in 2016, Rose Room return to Limavady !
Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” performances go “down a storm” with any audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards, Gypsy Jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache.
Based in Glasgow, the quartet features award-winning violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken (who also plays with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, folk singer and Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble and recently orchestrated the music for the BBC/Richard Curtis film ‘Esio Trot’ and BBC drama Agatha Christie’s ‘Partners in Crime’), Scotland’s No. 1 ‘guitar maker to the stars’ Jimmy Moon on double bass, and Danny Kyle Award-winners Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and lead guitars respectively.
With three albums recorded to date – ‘The High Life’ (2015), ‘Am I Blue’ (2013) and ‘Somewhere In Roseland’ (2011) – Rose Room have headlined at all of the major Scottish jazz festivals, appeared at the celebrated Shetland Folk Festival, and toured Ireland performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
Rose Room were delighted to have been nominated for ‘Ensemble of the Year’ in the last ‘Scottish Jazz Awards’ and are frequently played on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Jazz House’ and Jazz FM. They are involved in teaching and fundraising for The Clutha Trust charity, and recently performed to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in a special event alongside young musicians supported by the trust. Two of Rose Room’s tracks are also featured on The Clutha Sessions charity CD.
Led by Lonesome Chris Todd, The Hardchargers are steeped in inspiration from the greats of the country blues – Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, Willie Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins.
The Hardchargers released their nationally distributed debut album, ‘Scarecrow’ on Market Square Music, in January 2018 and both the album and the live set is an electrifying reimagining of Mississippi and Texas styles with the lyricism of Lonesome Chris’ real-world blues and a musical language exquisitely refined from all of Blues and Rock history.
This performance will be a rare chance to hear the trio expanded to a quartet with Scott Flanigan on Organ/Keys.
The Grand Camaros are a well-seasoned four-piece playing a mix of Americana rock and blues.
A big sound with vocally driven harmonies, twin guitars, Hammond organ, keys and drums.
They have already built up a firm fan-base across the Province playing music influenced by artists such as Steely Dan, The Eagles and the Allman Bros.
- David Hughes – Guitar/Vocals
- Gordon Thompson – Keys/Vocals
- Mark Brown – Guitar/Vocals
- Glenn Gray – Drums/Percussion
A firm festival favourite, we are pleased to announce the return of the Clara Rose Band.
Powerful, sassy & soulful, The Clara Rose Band is always a live experience not to be missed !
Unforgettable powerful vocals, carefully crafted songs and water-tight band. Authentic roots n’ blues with a pinch of folk.
For Clara Rose it has always been about ‘the song’. On her mother’s knee, the school choir getting onto ‘the telly’, winning an All-Ireland medal at the age of 12… the inevitable ‘all-girls indie rock band’ in her teens followed by her first blues outfit with Mick Fay, ‘Jungle Train’ who rocked various stages of N.U.I Maynooth where she completed her music degree.
She then took it up a notch by releasing her critically acclaimed debut album “A Portfolio” (2010) and live E.P “Queen of the Late Night Radio” (2014). Successful collaborations with blues harmonica legend Don Baker included a guest appearance on his 2013 album, ‘My Songs, My Friends’ and a collaborative album entitled ‘Baker Rose’ featuring original songs from the pair (2016).
With acoustic guitar in hand Clara Rose has been on the road with The Clara Rose Band and with The Don Baker Band playing shows & festivals nationwide, across Europe and even finding some blues joints to hear her dulcet tones in the U.S.A and London. She has shared stages with Eleanor McEvoy, Henry McCullough, Paul Brady, The Stunning, Brian Kennedy & Mary Coughlan to name a few.
2017 saw Clara Rose embark on recording her second solo album with her band. Her new music has taken a turn in the road, steering more towards melodic folk/roots but still tinted with the blues and always with ‘that’ unmistakable voice, the songstress: Clara Rose.
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Hotpress – Jackie Hayden: “Smouldering set from blues – folk singer…Backed by a sterling bunch of Irish musicians … Rose brings a raw rootsy blues edge to the vocals on her enticing folk and folk rock”
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