22-year-old singer-songwriter & guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor’s brand-new album ‘Bloom’ blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets George Benson!
“An artist I’ve just fallen in love with, musically speaking” (Gilles Peterson)
With a clear sense of purpose, 22-year-old London-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets Pat Metheny, Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King or a young female version of John Mayer.
Raised in a very musical household - both her parents being professional musicians – Rosie started playing drums at a young age creating the rhythmic foundations for her future writing. Picking up the guitar, ukulele & bass soon after, Rosie found her roots in jazz & writing simultaneously studying at Tomorrow’s Warriors, the Royal Academy of Music and attending songwriting workshops at the Roundhouse.
At 16, she started laying out multi-layered guitar-based demos on Cubase, which would eventually become her self-produced debut album ‘On My Mind’ (2018), a unique collection of songs which garnered praise from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson “genuinely exceptional”, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate” and songstress Becca Stevens “badass”, one of Rosie’s main influences.
Rosie’s second album ‘Bloom’ (out now) sees her collaborate with Snowpoet’s Chris Hyson on two songs. Rosie blends adventurous songwriting with a whimsical pop sensibility, multi-layered acoustic soundscapes and virtuoso guitar skills. ‘Bloom’ has been named Jazz FM ‘Album Of The Week’ as well as one of KCRW’s ‘Best Albums Of The Year’, catching the attention of the likes of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, Nitin Sawhney, Michael League, Gretchen Parlato and more.