voted 'one to watch in 2019'
- Jazzwise Magazine
"such a connection with the guitar"
- Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page! (Troubadour Club)
"complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate"
- Declan Mckenna, BBC Introducing Live
20 year-old songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist, vocalist Rosie Frater-Taylor attends the four-year jazz degree course at London’s Royal Academy of Music.
"Rosie is without a doubt one of the youngest and most talented voices and guitar players on the UK music scene... At 20 she is creating her own sweet unique sound influenced by folk and singer-songwriter vibes but grounded in her virtuoso jazz background." Patricia Pascal, JazzNewBlood.
Fortunate enough to have songwriters/ jazz musicians for parents, Rosie grew up surrounded by the buzz of their North London club Ziggy’s - meeting artists and listening to jazz and world music from a young age.
In 2018, Rosie self-released her debut album On My Mind, “a delicious jazz and folk amalgam” (Jazzwise Magazine’s Taking Off) recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio London & Jazz FM. On My Mind has garnered praise from, among others, jazz vocalist Ian Shaw “superb, surprising & highly enjoyable”, US songstress Becca Stevens “So. Good.”, artist Declan Mckenna and Abbie McCarthy (BBC Radio 1) “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate” and Led Zeppelin guitar icon Jimmy Page “such a connection with the guitar”. London Jazz News described Rosie’s “exceptional musical prowess”, she “unleashed her true jazz roots and powerful vocal chops” - read the full review here
On My Mind expresses Rosie’s stylistically adventurous approach to pop songwriting. A mature collection of songs demonstrating her natural affinity with the guitar and love of multi-layered acoustic soundscapes. Close vocal harmonies amidst "strange, knowing changes & strong sure melodies" conjure up the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Emily King, Olivia Chaney, Pat Metheny, Lionel Loueke & George Benson.
Self-taught for a number of years, Rosie began her journey into jazz at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Later, attending Tomorrow’s Warriors & songwriting workshops at the Roundhouse. She now hones her musicianship under the wings of: Pete Churchill, Lauren Kinsella, Chris Montague, Becca Stevens, Mike Walker & Barak Schmool among others.
Currently musing her second album, Rosie is ‘One To Watch in 2019’ (Jazzwise)
"a songwriter of her time"
- Jazzwise Magazine Taking Off
- Kurt Elling adored US songwriter Becca Stevens
"exceptional musical prowess, Rosie unleashes her true jazz roots and powerful vocal chops"
- London Jazz News, On My Mind album launch
"you have such a great control of your voice, I loved it musically too, it's my favourite thing I've heard so far"
- Abbie McCarthy, BBC Radio 1
"genuinely exceptional. Rosie reaches so far beyond any one genre she just sounds like herself. lovely, fresh, original music worth every moment"
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"expect big things from this female force"
- EFG London Jazz Festival