MP3 Roesy - Only Love is Real
Alternative folk Irish singer songwriter blessed with crystalline vocal chords with joyful heart warming lyrics.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: Alternative Folk
"Roesy has a relaxed, gentle-voiced singing style that evokes shades of Nick Drake without sacrificing its own originality"
Sarah McQuaid - Evening Herald
"Tender-hearted Irish singer/songwriters are two a cent but Roesy''s the best of the lot"
"...armed with a crystalline pair of vocal chords..."
Roesy, who hails from Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland has had music coursing through his veins since his early years. Everyone has to start somewhere, and Roesy got his by singing along to his father''s records... From there, he moved on to writing lyrics and these soon turned into songs when he taught himself to play guitar. Like many teenagers, music became a passion for Roesy, but for him, it''s a passion that has grown and developed over the years.
Running alongside his music is an amazing talent for painting, and this has had a major influence on Roesy''s music. His songs sound as though they are being painted before your very eyes. Close them, and you will be transported to a different world full of beauty, light and optimism. Roesy also puts his artistry to great use on his album artwork, coming No 6 for Best Album Artwork 2003 in the Hot Press Awards for The Spirit Store. All visuals are lovingly designed and specially created for each album.
Although rooted in Ireland, Roesy has wanderlust and his interesting travels have also had a lasting impact on his music. You can hear the influence of Roesy''s wanderings in Bolivia in songs such as Smothered in Light, Potosi Mine and time spent in Nepal can be felt in What Would I Know.
Through his career he has shared the stage with Bert Jansch, Paul Brady, Billy Bragg, John Martyn, Davy Spillane, Donovan, Freddie White, Ron Sexsmith plus celebrated author Paul Durcan.
Roesy appeared in the first Other Voices TV series on RTE. He was nominated for Best New Irish Act in the 2004 Meteor Music Awards and voted no.8 in the Trad/Folk 2005 section of the Hot Press Awards. His song Potosi Mine was included in the Diamond Mountain Session Presents.... Compilation CD, also featuring Sinead O''Connor, Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Sharon Shannon.
Roesy has been receiving radio airplay throughout Ireland, having done sessions and interviews on all key Today FM shows including the Meteor Award winning Ray D''arcy Show, Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Tom Dunne''s Pet Sounds (featuring twice as Artist of the Week) and RTE 1 shows Pat Kenny, John Creedon and RattleBag.
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