Stuart Rose Music

Biography

Stuart Rose

“He is a master of sounds and poetic virtuoso”

- Westfälische Anzeiger

 

BIOGRAPHY

Deutsch Version

Evocative, melodic, creative and poetic, Stuart Rose is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who creates a mix of Contemporary Folk, Jazz Blues and World Music, beautiful songs and sensational instrumentals.

With warm smoky vocals, guitars, bouzouki, flutes, didgeridoo and loops, his original and improvisational style creates uniquely soulful music. Having explored many different genres of music, Stuart’s compositions now graft and blend musical styles, developing fusions that intersect generic boundaries – be that a Jazz guitar break and flute solo in an Alt-Country song, for example, or moving between, even combining Western & Eastern music, including Celtic, Appalachian, Andalusian, Latin and Aegean traditions.

In September 2017, he completed his second international tour, with performances in NYC, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, regional Germany and festivals in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. After initially touring in the UK and Europe, as three piece band The Moor Rose in 2013, this second international tour (first solo tour) was a resounding success and he will be returning to tour again in 2018.

Other performance highlights include sold out shows at Adelaide Guitar Festival (2016), WOMADelaide (2013) performing with Heather Frahn, Adelaide Fringe Festival (5 out of 5 star reviews), and Bar Oussou, Melbourne’s finest World Music venue. He regularly performs at Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide and for the Arts In Health program at Flinders Medical Centre.

Releases include: SEEDS OF SONGS EP (The Moor Rose, 2011) – “utterly enthralling…combines traditionsmagnificently” (Leicester Bangs UK); HEARSAY EP (The Moor Rose, 2013) – “rich musical tapestries… punchy and passionate” (FolkWorld, Germany); DESERTS & DALES EP (solo, 2017); and an album is in preproduction for release in 2018, ahead of my next international tour.

 

PRESS AND TESTIMONIALS:

“He causes goose-pimples with his voice… and creates a beautiful musical painting.” – Westfälische Anzeiger, Germany.

“A master of sounds.” – Reinhard Potschinski, Music aus aller Welt, Germany.

“His performances were excellent – audiences were highly impressed and moved by his musicianship and compositions.” Brigitte Rennie, The Mosaic Cat, UK.

“Wondrous.” – Ian Newton, Rip It Up magazine.

 

SONGS:

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

 

SOUNDS:

Inspired by Thierry “Titi” Robin, Ernest Ranglin, Jim Campilongo and Daniel Lanois…

“Music fills the infinite between two souls.” – Tagore

 

INFLUENCES:

Luka Bloom, Glen Hansard, Ray LaMontagne, T-Bone Burnett, Peter Gabriel and Ry Cooder…

 

GIG REVIEWS  – EU TOUR 2017

Otmar Alt, Hamm Germany 19/8/17

Musik aus aller Welt Flierich, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 18/8/17.

Thanks to Able Agency for doing my bookings.

 

 

 

GIG REVIEW – GERMANY 2013

CULTURE AT THE CROSSWALK, BÖNEN (GERMANY) 14/10/2013 Westfälische Anzeiger – by Markus Leisegang “GIVEN THE APPLAUSE AND THOROUGH ENJOYMENT…HE CHARMS OUT OF HIS MAGICAL MUSIC BOX.” [TRANSLATION] “A MAGICAL MUSIC BOX OF SURPRISES: [THE] MOOR ROSE ENTHUSES WITH HIS EXCEPTIONAL VOICE AND FUN FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL” “First we start with a cliche: women would say that Stuart Rose gives them goose bumps with his voice. What would one say to the Australian with his ‘borrowed’ duo, the English Penny Callow on cello and the Dutch Gio Vogelaar, percussion, when (The) Moor Rose played at the “Culture at the Crosswalk”? He was certainly admired by them with the amazing voice of the hat wearer from the other side of the globe, given the applause and thorough enjoyment of the different musical set pieces he charms out of his magical music box. The Australian puts them together in the Gaststätte Stoltefuß on Friday evening and creates a beautiful musical painting. More than two hours he inspired guests of Reinhard Potschinski, the creator of culture at the Culture at the Crosswalk concert series. Many guests went straight to grab the “Hearsay” CD off the man from Adelaide. Penny Callow said you can hear a lot more instruments on the CD. In the former pub, Rose focused on guitar, didgeridoo, bouzouki and flute at this gig. The band name (The) Moor Rose, so explained the Australian, is not supposed to be a pun like ‘more of Stuart Rose’ but is in reference to the Moor landscapes of Cornwall, the home of his ancestors. The easy going, but often hard to understand due to a strong accent – Rose moderated the evening. This Friday the little anecdotes weren’t of course the centerpiece of the concert. Also the impressive voice of the singer neither. It was the enormous musical diversity and the joy with which the excellent trio experimented. Rose included oriental elements as well as from Spain, Ireland and the fifth continent into his own compositions. Rose allowed his musical team members to show their own preferences to the audience. Penny Callow shone in her duet with Vogelaar playing a fast Tango- variation.. Rose allowed him-self some soloist excursions. He demonstrated his free spirit while playing. At the beginning of the concert he was playing by himself. Far away from the usual traditional Folk Music handiwork, he focused in a very expertly way on the technique of sampling: He started with a melody line in sonorous tones with the didgeridoo, while he recorded the loop, over which he played the “Turkish flute”. The effects board at his feet was impressive but he only used it sparingly, as a good musician does. That too fitted in with this successful concert at the Crosswalk.”

CULTURE AT THE CROSSWALK, BÖNEN (GERMANY) 14/10/2013 Westfälische Anzeiger – by Markus Leisegang. “A MAGICAL MUSIC BOX OF SURPRISES: [THE] MOOR ROSE ENTHUSES WITH HIS EXCEPTIONAL VOICE AND FUN FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL. First we start with a cliche: women would say that Stuart Rose gives them goose bumps with his voice. What would one say to the Australian with his ‘borrowed’ duo, the English Penny Callow on cello and the Dutch Gio Vogelaar, percussion, when (The) Moor Rose played at the “Culture at the Crosswalk”? He was certainly admired by them with the amazing voice of the hat wearer from the other side of the globe, given the applause and thorough enjoyment of the different musical set pieces he charms out of his magical music box. The Australian puts them together in the Gaststätte Stoltefuß on Friday evening and creates a beautiful musical painting. More than two hours he inspired guests of Reinhard Potschinski, the creator of culture at the Culture at the Crosswalk concert series. Many guests went straight to grab the “Hearsay” CD off the man from Adelaide. Penny Callow said you can hear a lot more instruments on the CD. In the former pub, Rose focused on guitar, didgeridoo, bouzouki and flute at this gig. The band name (The) Moor Rose, so explained the Australian, is not supposed to be a pun like ‘more of Stuart Rose’ but is in reference to the Moor landscapes of Cornwall, the home of his ancestors. The easy going, but often hard to understand due to a strong accent – Rose moderated the evening. This Friday the little anecdotes weren’t of course the centerpiece of the concert. Also the impressive voice of the singer neither. It was the enormous musical diversity and the joy with which the excellent trio experimented. Rose included oriental elements as well as from Spain, Ireland and the fifth continent into his own compositions. Rose allowed his musical team members to show their own preferences to the audience. Penny Callow shone in her duet with Vogelaar playing a fast Tango- variation.. Rose allowed him-self some soloist excursions. He demonstrated his free spirit while playing. At the beginning of the concert he was playing by himself. Far away from the usual traditional Folk Music handiwork, he focused in a very expertly way on the technique of sampling: He started with a melody line in sonorous tones with the didgeridoo, while he recorded the loop, over which he played the “Turkish flute”. The effects board at his feet was impressive but he only used it sparingly, as a good musician does. That too fitted in with this successful concert at the Crosswalk.”