Photo Pat Pascal
Rosie Frater-Taylor is a 19 year-old songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist, vocalist Rosie she attends the four-year jazz degree course at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Fortunate enough to have songwriters/ jazz musicians for parents, Rosie grew up surrounded by the buzz of their North London club Ziggy’s – meeting artists and listening to jazz and world music from a young age. Self-taught for a number of years, Rosie began her journey into jazz at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Later, attending Tomorrow’s Warriors & songwriting workshops at the Roundhouse. In October 2018, Rosie self-released her debut album On My Mind, “a delicious jazz and folk amalgam” (Jazzwise Magazine’s Taking Off) recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 & BBC Radio London. On My Mind has garnered praise from, among others, jazz vocalist Ian Shaw “superb, surprising & highly enjoyable”, US songstress Becca Stevens “So. Good.”, artist Declan Mckenna and Abbie McCarthy (BBC Radio 1) “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate” and Led Zeppelin guitar icon Jimmy Page “such a connection with the guitar”. On My Mind expresses Rosie’s stylistically adventurous approach to pop songwriting. A mature collection of songs demonstrating her natural affinity with the guitar and love of multi-layered acoustic soundscapes. Close vocal harmonies amidst “strange, knowing changes & strong sure melodies” conjure up the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Emily King, Olivia Chaney, Pat Metheny, Lionel Loueke & George Benson.
In a Dream