Music Biography

Ros has been a jazz singer since 2000. She works mainly in Bristol and the South West, and also in London. She is also a lyricist and songwriter.

Early in 2015 Ros formed a new jazz trio/quartet and is collaborating on writing a suite of new songs with jazz pianist and film composer Daan Temmink and ace double bassist Ashley John Long.

Three or four times a year for the past eight years Ros has organised highly popular jazz nights in her home town, Winscombe North Somerset. She has sung alongside some outstanding musicians at her club, including saxophonists Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard and Iain Ballamy, accordionist Karen Street and pianist David Newton.

Ros began singing jazz in 1998. She attended Glamorgan University’s summer jazz course in 2001. The following year she went to Wavenden College’s jazz week. Other courses include Mehrclef Advanced Jazz Vocalists’ Course, Falmouth Yamaha Jazz Summer School and Ray Davis’ Songwriting Course at Arvon Foundation. In 2015 she attended the Falmouth Yamaha Jazz Summer Course.

In 2002 Ros was lucky to meet the wonderful pianist Anders Olinder (Tony Kofi, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel, Pee Wee Ellis) with whom she still works. In 2004 she recorded her first CD ‘Two Sides To Lucky’ with pianist Alex Steele (Cheltenham Festival mainstay) and his band.
Ros works with many fine musicians from the Bristol area including Anders Olinder, Jerry Crozier Cole, Andy Tween and Ben Groenevelt, all players in great demand. With them she recorded her first CD of original material, ‘Ghost Child’, in 2013.

You can hear three of the new songs here:

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ABOUT 'GHOST CHILD'

A world of poetic narratives where a ghostly girl leads you over a dark moor, where an alien travels the universe searching for kindness, or where a tiny, mysterious thing discovers the power of flight.

The songs shift in mood from upbeat and sassy to heart achingly tender, some leaning towards folk and others with a flavour of Tom Waits, but always driven and supported by her wonderful band.

You can hear clips on the SHOP page of this website and tracks on her Soundcloud site:

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