With a shared love for Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and the songs of the Swing Jazz era, the Scottish based Rose Room, manage the feat of making music that’s essentially rooted in the 1930s sound both fresh and true to its origins.
With a shared love for Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and the songs of the Swing Jazz era, the Scottish based Rose Room four-piece were formed in 2010. Following the successful launch of their debut CD, “Somewhere in Roseland” they’ve performed to sell out crowds at several Festivals throughout Scotland, following this up with their second album “Am I Blue” in 2013.
At the helm is virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, well known as a solo artist in her own right who won a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2010. Today, she also performs regularly with Roddy Woomble and the orchestra of Scottish Opera. She has been described has having a voice "that ranges from crystal clear high notes to a low, silky purr." (Acoustic Magazine)
Joining her is instrument maker Jimmy Moon on double-bass, long term member of The Moonshiners bluegrass band and a frequent visitor to Shetland. Completing the lineup are jazz guitarists Tom Watson and Tam Gallagher on solo and rhythm guitars, who with their duo Swing Guitars have performed at Festivals throughout the UK and Europe.
As captured in one review Rose Room "… manage the feat of making music that’s essentially rooted in the 1930s sound both fresh and true to its origins." (Rob Adams, The Herald) Another reviewer describes how their sound “carries the perfume of long summer days and warm summer nights, and cigarette smoke drifting in the air of a 1930s jazz club, somewhere in Paris. This is music to lift even the foulest of moods." (Acoustic Magazine)