Winging their way back to Bute this weekend is Glasgow-based band, Rose Room, and their gig is certain to be a popular one.
The Scottish Jazz Awards finalists have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles, influenced by the gypsy jazz genre.
Based in Glasgow, the quartet features award-winning violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken (who also plays with Scottish Opera, folk singer Roddy Woomble and recently orchestrated the music for the BBC/Richard Curtis film ‘Esio Trot’ and BBC drama Agatha Christie’s ‘Partners in Crime’), guitar maker to the stars Jimmy Moon on double bass, and Danny Kyle Award-winners ‘Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and lead guitars respectively.
Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” performances go “down a storm” with any audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards and self-penned originals with virtuosity and panache.
With three albums recorded to date – ‘The High Life’ (2015), ‘Am I Blue’ (2013) and ‘Somewhere In Roseland’ (2011) – Rose Room have headlined at all of the major Scottish Jazz Festivals, appeared at the celebrated Shetland Folk Festival, and toured Ireland performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
Rose Room were delighted to have been nominated ‘Ensemble of the Year’ in the last ‘Scottish Jazz Awards’ and are frequently played on Jazz FM and BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Jazz House’.
They are involved in teaching and fundraising for The Clutha Trust charity, and recently performed to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in a special event alongside young musicians supported by the trust. Two of Rose Room’s tracks are also featured on The Clutha Sessions CD.
Rose Room perform at Rothesay’s 292 Club on Sunday, November 6, at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £15 and are available in advance from Brechin’s in Bridgend Street, via the website at www.butejazz.com, or on the door immediately prior to the event subject to availability.