Rosie Alena (UK)
Rosie Alena is a singer-songwriter from London. Taking influence from Joni Mitchell and Angel Olsen to Tori Amos, Sufjan Stevens and Esperanza Spalding, Rosie played her first gig when she was just 14 at the 12 Bar Club in Soho and has been enchanting audiences with her eclectic compositions and goosebump-inducing vocal capabilities ever since. After producer Oli Barton-Wood (Porridge Radio, Nilufer Yanya) spotted her at a show in Peckham, they decamped to his studio earlier this year for some fruitful recording sessions. Blessed with a wealth of highly-skilled musicians as friends including black midi, Olivia Dean and Blossom Caldarone, Rosie’s rotating but consistently excellent backing band have gigged relentlessly when allowed, winning her fans across the capital and beyond. Making themselves at home across South London hotspots including the Windmill, Brixton and Deptford’s Sister Midnight, the band also made their Europe debut this summer at Left of the Dial festival in Rotterdam. Most recently, Rosie Alena has returned from an extremely successful month-long European & UK tour supporting Alex Cameron and singing in his band, playing at venues such as EartH Hackney (London), La Cigale (Paris) and Festsaal Kreuzerg (Berlin). The future’s looking bright for the singer, who has just released her debut mini album, Pixelated Images, on untitled (recs) – following on from releasing a series of well-received singles in 2021 that earned praise from the likes of Clash, The Line of Best Fit, and So Young Magazine.