Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album in 2019, Rosalie Cunningham is back on the road in March and May and will be hitting the Ramsgate Music Hall.
Ever since her former band Purson played their final gig in late 2016, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosalie has been working on solo material for her debut album. The self-titled album contains eight genre-spanning tracks and was released last July by Esoteric Antenna/ Cherry Red Group.
Her new five-piece live outfit – featuring guitarist Rosco Levee, keyboard player Lee Spreadbury, bassist Alpha Michelle and drummer Raphael Mura – came storming out of the starting gate last summer with a live session on BBC 6 Music and a well-received tour of the UK.
The singer’s original flavours of modern day psychedelia, prog and folk-rock is informed by 60s and 70s rock giants like Jethro Tull, Cream and Deep Purple with a nod to her ultimate creative hero, Sir Paul McCartney.
Rosalie said: “After Purson came to an end, I continued to write songs – it was purely cathartic. Being subconsciously released from the shackles of writing music for a band to perform live let me express myself more honestly. There were no boundaries.
“I could take plenty of time over arrangements and that has benefitted the musical landscape compared with previous work. Everything is in its right place without feeling contrived. It also helped spawn great diversity as I wasn’t trying to make it a cohesive body of work, although I feel it has naturally become one.”
Rosalie comes to Ramsgate Music Hall on March 12. Doors open at 7.30pm, gig from 8.30pm. Tickets cost £14.30, including booking fee, from We Got Tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/487771