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About Rosie Doonan

A Musical Journey

Rosie Doonan was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, into a large family of traditional folk musicians. It was almost inevitable that she would join the family business, and make her living as amusician. Rosie was raised on the traditional folk music that her grandfather, father and uncles played in The Doonan Family Band, and more recently The Mighty Doonans. From an early age she was also singing and playing saxophone in the family soul band, The Solicitors. Rosie forged a musical career in her own right, as a solo artist, releasing many critically acclaimed folk albums, and as one half of the Rosie Doonan and Ben Murray duo, who were nominated for a BBC folk award. The much missed power trio, CryBabyCry, showcased Rosie's passion for blues rock and her talentsas a bass player.Rosie has been an in demand session singer and instrumentalist for many years, both live and in the studio. She counts touring with Peter Gabriel as one of her proudest achievements, and Rosie was a member of Birdy's touring band as a vocalist, keyboard player and guitarist for four years. Rosie has also recently recorded and toured with acclaimed arranger and composer John Metcalfe and performed at the Brit awards with Coldplay's Chris Martin as part of their George Michael tribute.Rosie is currently writing and recording for a variety of music libraries and her compositions have featured on a wide range of campaigns and placements including The British Film Institute and Knorr. Her track “Feel Love” achieved mainstream success when it was remixed by EDM producer Feed Me and to date Rosie's music has had over 10 million views on YouTube.Rosie and Tim Kellett, of Olive and Simply Red, composed the songs for the forthcoming musical theatre show “The Canary Girls” that at the time of writing is in pre-production. Rosie also wrote and performed the original music and songs in the touring theatre production “Ask Me Anything” by the critically acclaimed Paper Birds theatre company. “The Lullaby Sessions” an album of atmospheric, relaxing original lullabies for adults and children,was released in May 2020, and work is underway on a forthcoming solo album of original songs.Most of the time, Rosie can be found writing and recording in her home studio and she is available