Running a grassroots independent record label, touring nationally, recording a new album and working on two musical projects might seem a lot to some, but to Rosie Burgess being busily up to her ears in the music scene comes as naturally as breathing.
With the award of a Victoria Rocks Touring Grant in Jan 2008 having propelled her around Australia on national tour, Rosie Burgess has emerged onto the Australian music scene to firmly secure a place for herself and her unique brand of urban folkroots music. Playing straight from the heart, Burgess consistently shows us why she is being called "one of our country's best rising stars" [Coastfest 2008, NSW].
The release of her album, Humble Pie [MGM/PSR], last year saw Burgess's music hit the national stage, and with radio showing great support for the album, especially Triple J, it has been an exciting time for this passionate musician. With her the release of her highly anticipated, brand new studio album [MGM / PSR], "wait for the World", Burgess is set to raise the bar again.
"When you have heard Rosie perform, you're sure to be tongue-tied trying to tell people how good she is..." says Dave Ritter, organiser of the Bruthen Festival of Blues and Arts.
At festivals and major venues across Australia, Burgess has had the pleasure of playing along side some of Australia's finest musicians, including Ash Grunwald, Mia Dyson, Bill Chambers, Chris Wilson, Deborah Conway and Blue King Brown. With her quirky and original tunes, Rosie Burgess is captivating audiences wherever she goes. She brings both her love of music, and her engaging sense of humor to the stage, securing a growing fan base of acoustic roots and folk lovers around the globe. Currently playing in a trio featuring Sam Lohs, from Fruit, on drums and Tim Bennett on bass, this is a performance not to be missed!
"Burgess gave off more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker. Her band was awesome, the violin was go-faster red, and the polka she finished on was enough to make the artists preceding her eat humble pie" - Donne Restom, Drum Media, Sydney, June 2008.