About Rosie Henshaw
ROSïE: Chanteuse, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, free spirit
You may have seen her wielding a Sitar & traipsing the globe with Australian band Old Man River, or donning an eccentric costume singing her lungs out as lead singer of Sydney party band The Bakery. Or groovin’ on a Cajon with songstress NGAIIRE. ROSïE’s musical chameleon-like superpowers, over the years, have proven there to be no doubt that she has music oozing from every pore.
It is through her solo project, however, that she has the opportunity to divulge her soul and share with you her world, in its most organic setting. She draws an audience into an intimate space & then charms them along the journey of her songs, with her musical prowess culminating in a melting pot of acoustically soulful grooves, lush melodies, whimsical stories & smiles – lots of smiles.
An upbringing spent between a boarding school in the Himalayas of India, the laid back shores of Australia & the fast paced buzz of Hong Kong meant that she has always been surrounded by eclectic sounds, which have influenced her music greatly, and given her the opportunity to pick up many interesting instruments along the way.
October 2009 saw ROSïE perform at Spirit of Soul Festival in Sydney, November 2011 she played successful shows at Parramasala, a festival of South Asian Arts in NSW, and in May 2012 she was invited to play a headline spot at Takatsuki Jazz Festival in Osaka Japan, as part of her debut solo tour.
January 2014 started off with a bang with the release of her debut album ‘ROSïE & THE BEES’, with the help of her incredible band & production team. Rave reviews and lots of amazing things in the pipeline, the world is a vast and limitless oyster, for this exuberant multi-instrument wielding chanteuse. Stay tuned.
“ROSïE is a pure soul, a beautiful singer, a pro performer, a human musical octopus and a joy to work with!” - Ohad Rein, Old Man River
“ROSïE makes me want to vomit half the time. The Musicianship, poise & dedication in which she approaches music inspires me to no end. And the tone of her voice, gah! I can’t wait for the world to discover what i’ve known for years” – Ngaiire
”Organic acid-jazz, sprinkled with soul & garnished with a touch of world”