Turning Pirate presents
Award winning singer-songwriter and artist Roesy has spent the first half of 2017 touring both Ireland and Australia while writing and recording new material. His audiences are currently listening to old favourites like ‘Cast Your Line’ which aired in early May on The Dicovery Channel’s Dealiest Catch and new material that he is currently recording for his forthcoming ‘We Are In The Place’ EP due out in October 2017
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Opportunity duly knocked for Roesy in 1996 when he signed to Warner Chappell and under the mentorship of Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, began recording his first bunch of songs at Edwin Collin’s London studio which became his debut album ‘Sketch the Day, Paint the Night’ in 2001.
His next two albums ‘The Spirit Store’ and ‘Only Love is Real’ were self-produced and released in 2003 and 2004. These albums led to awards as Best New Irish Act in Ireland’s 2004 Meteor Awards and Best Traditional/Folk Act of the 2005 Hot Press Music Awards.
Having received much success and critical acclaim in 2006 with his fourth album ‘Colour Me Colourful’ and a playlist rotation of the single
‘Trailing the True Star’ in both Ireland and the USA, Roesy soundproofed the basement of his Amsterdam apartment and continued to write and
record what would be the next offering ‘Fable’.
‘Fable’ was partly recorded and mixed in New York’s Downtown Records with Zach Hancock (Alicia Keys/Birdy), which led to representation
by publishers Wardlaw Banks/Downtown Music and was released in Spring 2010.
In the Winter of 2010 after touring Fable extensively throughout Europe and the USA Roesy went to the legendary Windmill Lane Studios (U2/Lady Gaga/The Rolling Stones) in Dublin with guitarist Albert Niland to record the simplytitled ‘Roesy’ which was released in Benelux
through Dutch label Mass Market Recordings.
His 7th album ‘Wolf Counsel’ was launched at Australia’s Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2015 and for 18 months toured his native Ireland, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Over the past 20 years Roesy has shared the bill with international figures such as Bert Jansch, Ron Sexsmith, Paul Brady, Billy Bragg, John Martyn, Joan Armatrading, Donovan, Shane MacGowan and celebrated Irish author Paul Durcan.
Roesy’s melodies have the presence to seem familiar while remaining distinctly his own; impossible to ignore or dismiss. The deceptive
simplicity of his lyrical themes reveals their latent complexities upon repeated listening. Many contain references to the eternal subjects of Truth, Beauty and the search for the luminous and transcendent in the midst of everyday living.
His work shows a personal honesty and genuine open-heartedness that never sails close to vapid sentimentality or hollow romance. The finished product is refreshingly devoid of pretension or cliché and is best appreciated in a live setting.
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“Roesy is an artist of great patience, his song writing is of a consistently high standard, while his vocals are powerful and the arrangements are executed wonderfully” – Golden Plec
“…armed with a crystalline pair of vocal chords…” – The Irish Times
“…impressive musical talent and overwhelming passion” – Faster Louder
“Wolf Counsel is a charming collection of understated and wistful songs. It doesn’t get more languid and dreamlike than this” – Hot Press 7/10 ★★★★★★★
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