The Rosinators formed in 2001 and quickly established a reputation for their raw, uncompromising mix of bluegrass, Cajun and gospel country, and their dynamic three-part vocal harmonies. Twin-fiddles and acoustic guitar make up their distinctive sound, augmented with banjo and mandolin, with the addition of string bass and drums for some shows. The band, whose repertoire ranges from traditional a cappella to their own twenty-first century country blues, play roots music from the heart.
Since 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 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, in addition to playing main stages at 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 Stage), and in 2005 they received the "Hotdisc Best Track of the Year Award" at the UK Country Radio Awards Show.
The 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.
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