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Combines the lyricism of singer-songwriterdom with the attitude of rock'n'roll
", Rock-n-Reel, 2020.
"An appealing touch of English folk influences
... clear and sonorous",
BUNKFEST, Main Stage, 2016.
"The distinctive Rosie Eade voice remains - recognisable timbre, intriguing
phrasing and ability to softly entice or ‘rock it out’. The band is tight as you like"
FolkWords, 2016 (Battlestorm album).
"one of the loveliest new voices on the folk and acoustic music scene", Village Pump Folk Club, 2013.
"Rosie has a strong characterful voice
... her experience tells.
She deserves to be better known.", Rock-n-Reel, 2012
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Rosie ("Folk-Pixie") Eade: Singing out her love of folk, rock and thrashing her
old nylon strung guitar behind stories of people, places, and gin.
Rosie Eade "Folk-Pixie":
"Combines the lyricism of singer-songwriterdom with the attitude of rock'n'roll
", (Rock-n-Reel, 2020).
Inspired by Kate Bush and The Who as much as Steeleye Span, Rosie sings stories
of people, places, and gin, written over many years gigging solo around the country, from a
party in a field to Glastonbury’s Avalon Café, arranged around her love of folk,
rock and thrashing her old nylon strung guitar. Her new album "Folk Pixie" celebrates her roots
as a solo acoustic-folk performer with songs from the beginning of the journey to
her most recent creations of 2019.
"Sonically superb" (BunkFest Main Stage, 2016).
"An appealing touch of English folk influences ... clear and sonorous", (Bluesbunny, 2018).
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Likened to the voices of Sandy Denny, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, she is
equally accomplished within the
acoustic-folk and old school rock genres. This dual passion shines through in her full band
album "Battlestorm" (2016) which tells of the many real battles and conflicts,
emotional and physical, faced in both our modern and historical lives.
Heartfelt stories brought to life by Rosie and both her acoustic and electric guitars.
Rosie has grown since her debut album "No Fairytale" (2012)
- a concept album bringing together folk myths and fairytales with an underlying
dark twist, which featured airplay on BBC Regional Radio -
both in terms of subject matter and musical comrads. It was this album that
inspired her to form The Band and take it on the road, including a magical
residency at Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Tron Kirk thanks to Lost Horizons Folk Club.
Heartbreaking "The Last Page" won Rosie a free day of recording, while "The Fire"
has been described as a "soundtrack to my free-spirited festival summers" (Waterfront, Exeter).
Rosie's summers are busy with playing UK festivals, such as Rochester Sweeps (2019),
Sandwich Folk (2019), Priston Folk (2018), Sidmouth Folk (2018), Trowbridge (2018),
Broadstairs (2017), The Village Pump (Main Stage 2016), BunkFest (Main Stage 2016),
and past highlights being Beautiful Days Bimble Inn (2012) and
Glastonbury's Avalon Cafe (2010). She also headlines at a number of UK folk clubs
(Cambridge, Norwich, Village Pump, Bradford-on-Avon, Bradninch, Falkirk...) and has
supported many of her favourite artists: the Oysterband, Julie Fowlis, Nick Harper,
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg & PJ Wright, and Holly Golightly, to
high acclaim. Rosie has come a long way since being complimented by the Irish
World for her first performance in the Cambridge Folk Festival club tent back in
2002, but the guitar remains and, with or without band, people are still surprised
how this little "folk-pixie" can make music that sounds so much larger.
Rosie Eade plays gigs and festivals as a solo performer throughout the UK:
vocals & acoustic guitar
Rosie Eade is also sometimes available as a duo:
+ duo with Jon Maybey on mandolin/electric guitar (South-West area)
+ duo with Niall Robinsons on percussion and backing vocals (South-West area)
+ duo with Simon Stanley on bass guitar and backing vocals (Oxfordshire area)
+ duo with Lesley Conquest on fiddle (Kent area)
Rosie loves playing as a band with the above musicians,
but this option is only on special request and totally dependent on
geography, fee, and availability of these talented in-demand musicians.
Past gigs have included semi-acoustic setups with cajon and percussion,
and also very occasionally "rock" gig with electric guitars and drumkit.
Other Creative Outlets|
• Rosie plays alto sax and penny whistle for Devon based folk band The Secret Notes.
• Rosie sings for Exeter based covers band The Sixty Six.
• Rosie can also occasionally been seen performing as Devon based folk-pop duo, 'Eaden', with Tim Paulden on piano;
re-inventing some of Rosie's own material while also covering a wider range of
artists, from Evanescence to Cyndi Lauper.
• Rosie used to sing and play guitar with Devon based Americana-Folk duo Abel and Eade.
• Rosie used to sing and play alto sax and penny whistle with Cambridge based Folk-Rock band Hedgepig,
playing main stages at Ely Folk Festival and Burnham-On-Sea Folk Festival.
• Rosie used to tour as the penny whistle player 'Molly Malone' for Kent based skiffle-punk band
'Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs', playing Main Stages at Glastonbury
Avalon, Beautiful Days and Larmer Tree, + The Levellers'
support for their 2009 spring UK tour.