|The Rosinators formed in 2001 and
quickly established a reputation for their raw, uncompromising mix of
and gospel country, and their dynamic three-part vocal
harmonies. Twin-fiddles and acoustic guitar make up
distinctive sound, augmented with banjo and mandolin,
the addition of string bass and drums for some shows. The
band, whose repertoire ranges from traditional a cappella
their own twenty-first century country blues, play roots music
from the heart.
the release of The Rosinators’ eponymous debut CD in
June 2003, a busy touring schedule has taken them to new audiences
in Holland, Ireland and the UK, including Glastonbury
Festival, Brighton, Bath, Cheltenham and
Fringe Festivals, in addition to playing main stages
major British folk festivals from Bridgnorth to Broadstairs. In
2004 they were selected as one of six finalists in the Glastonbury
Unsigned Band Competition (Acoustic
in 2005 they received the "Hotdisc Best Track of the Year
Award" at the UK Country Radio Awards Show.
band live in London, and although a lot of their shows
take them out of town, they can be seen there throughout the year
at clubs such as the 12 Bar, The Borderline, and the Astoria,
where they have appeared with the Alabama 3.
The Rosinators have also been enjoying extensive global airplay,
the majority of this in North America, on both mainstream
and specialist stations - a testament to both their original sound and
to their authentic delivery.
Paul Castle (guitar,
was an original member of
the UK acoustic outfit Sons of Fat Harry. He is a songwriter
and composer whose material has been taken into the charts by Frances
and Mary Black and whose music for UK TV has had global
vocals), was a founding member of Ti-fer Cajun Dance Band. He has
toured with Alabama
3 and features on their albums 'Exile in Coldharbour Lane' and 'Last
to Mashville'. Until recently Will was also a member of Scott Moods.
started the all-girl Cajun dance band, Joli Blon.