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. Ros works with many fine musicians from Bristol and Cardiff including Daan Temmink, Ashley John Long, Rob Brian, Jerry Crozier Cole and Ben Waghorn, all players in great demand.

Ros 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 at Falmouth University.

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 worked for over a decade. In 2004 she recorded her first CD ‘Two Sides To Lucky’ with pianist Alex Steele (Cheltenham Festival mainstay) and his band.

From 2008 to 2017 Ros organised more than 30 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, Iain Ballamy and James Morton, accordionist Karen Street and pianist David Newton.

In 2013 she recorded her first CD of original material, ‘Ghost Child’.

This year Ros is working with Soap Soup Theatre to produce an Arts Council supported theatrical show, inspird by her jazz music and art. It will be called MathildMathilda and is scheduled to open in Spring 2019. Ros is currently collaborating with virtuoso bassist and composer Ashley John Long to produce songs for the show.

You can hear three of the new songs here:

Winscombe's highly popular JAZZ RESTAURANT was created by Ros in 2008.

It opened in Winscombe Cricket Club several times a year. The function room was transformed for the evening into a candlelit dining room where guests booked a table and enjoyed an evening meal while listening to the music.

Ros usually sang, accompanied by some of the best jazz musicians from Bristol and further afield. Guest musicians varied from talented young players to well established ones including saxophonists Pee Wee Ellis and Andy Sheppard.

Some comments
'Well done last night - we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.A great performance well delivered! Not only was it wonderful to hear Pee Wee do his stuff,the rest of the band demonstrated themselves to be really accomplished musicians and you sang beautifully - a top top show!
We hadn't been before and we were very impressed as well with the setup and the organisation - great stuff!'
Audience member

'I just wanted to express my thanks. It was the most excellent jazz that I have heard for an extremely long time. I was buzzing by the time it ended. The arrangement of Hendrix was just out of this world....it was so wonderful to watch you all clearly share with your audience how much you enjoy performing together.'
Audience member

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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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