"You guys (and gal) have
flat got it.
burned laser grooves in your CD
since I arrived
home. Bill Monroe must
be smiling as he gazes
alongside Blind Willie Johnson,
Dewey Balfa, Keith
Whitley, and Chubby
Oh - and I love the name!"
& Traditional Music Correspondent
News & Observer, North Carolina
become a groupie! Wherever the Rosinators go,
want to go too. Paul, Fliss and Will are three excellent
who absolutely love to play - enthusiastic,
and really good people. When the Rosinators
everyone in the room has a smile on their face. Go
see them. Get the album. You won't regret it."
a mix of bluegrass, add a healthy dose of
dance tunes and layer over with some
country classics...Turn the volume up
prepare to dance the night away...the best
tunes recorded by a British band since
roots music has long enjoyed
following in the British Isles.
Heck, sometimes it
seems that the Brits
know more about our
musicians than we
do! Out of this tradition comes
acoustic country group - winning fans
the world - known as The Rosinators."
a band hailing from London, The Rosinators
a truly unexpected sound. This is American
music with a huge capital A the size of Texas.
blend of Bluegrass, Country, Cajun, Gospel and
Roots Music, this is the sound of a band
from the heart, but with their influences
wider than the average UK band...With a quality
recording and musicianship that has the effect of
making you believe the band are playing live
the same room as you at times, its clear that The
are an accomplished band that play from
heart with a real passion for the music they record."
this their debut album, The Rosinators give
to you straight: excellent musicianship and
to die for....It's honest and passionate.
the first listening I was under it's spell; on the
I was hooked! This is real acoustic roots
its best. Don't let this one pass you by!"
"Old Joe Clark" jump starts The Rosinators'
twin fiddlers Will Sneyd and Fliss Premru
have plenty of rosiny pine sap on their bows'
The friction on their strings imparts a fiery
intensity that sets the stage for this entire
that also includes Paul Castle (guitar, banjo,
some might claim that these pickers are
for an identity, it is, in reality, their eclectic
and versatility that define their sound....Their
music is infectiously likeable, and, as such,
rosinates loudly for eclectic traditional music fans
Music in Europe is alive and well as long as
Rosinators keep recording music like this.
is a wonderful CD to listen to. Country, Bluegrass,
and a bit of Folk on this 12 song release.
and skillfully performed. American Roots
stations should love the Rosinators."
I FIRST PLAYED THIS CD, I HAD
CHECK THAT this was an all British line up.
band plays with such simplicity, clarity and
that I thought they must have ancestral
going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains at
three members of this band show what
be done by letting their undeniable talent and
simplicity of songs speak for themselves....I can
you that I am sent many CDs for review but only
few make me want to play them again and again.
is one of the few."
goodtime classic....an infectious and satisfyingly
set. The band's approach to the material is
and dynamic, and they do some tasty things with
vocal harmonies too....everything they tackle comes
"...a rich and substantial dish of Americana;
a hearty gumbo of blues, country, bluegrass
and spicy Cajun dance numbers given new flavours
by this trio of experienced musicians....it is only a
matter of time before they move up to a bigger league."