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Rosabella Gregory

Rosabella Gregory

Module Tutor
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BMus (The Royal Academy of Music, London University)

Biography:

 

'Her delightfully involving songs feature page - turning narratives and piano detail as elegant as classic architecture' - Paul Sexton, music journalist and broadcaster.

'Elodie is the heroine of a nefarious tale that could have come from the pen of Pat Barker or Jean Rhys.The vignette is crisply addressed by Gregory over the top of some ebullient piano riffs with just the right amount of cagy menace' - Rob Crossan, BBC.

British singer-songwriter and Royal Academy of Music graduate Rosabella Gregory, is an award-winning music-fiend. She has written and produced three solo albums and three EPs. Her latest work 'Ghosts Are Calling' is now available on iTunes.

Gregory has performed her music in New York City, Paris, Barcelona and throughout the UK, including supporting the legendary, Jools Holland. Recent performances include St James Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, 606 club, The Shakespeare Globe, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

A live BBC Radio 2 session with 'Whispering' Bob Harris remains her most treasured experience to date. Bob Harris continues to champion Gregory's artistry, saying of her piano style : 'it reminds me of watching Brian May play the guitar'.

2007 saw Gregory win the International Prize in the New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest, where Grammy award-winning producer, Russ Titelman, compared her to 'a young Joni Mitchell'.

She describes her craft as 'classical songwriting with a filmic twist' where 'the story is the key'. This approach to her music has afforded her the opportunity to share the stage with some world-class musicians.

Collaborations include Bob James, Manolo Badrena, Circle of Sound (Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger), Anoushka Shankar and Nitin Sawhney. More recently, 'Go West' frontman Peter Cox, recorded a duet with Gregory of her award-winning song 'Better Love Next Time'.

Another string to Gregory's bow, is writing for the theatre. She is the composer and the sole musical performer of the score for 'City Stories' written by award-winning playwright, James Phillips (Mc Queen, The Play). And along with her longstanding collaborator, and twin, Dina, she has also composed the score to a new musical, commissioned by Tony award - winning, Broadway producers Corey Brunish and Brisa Trichero.

Rosabella currently lectures in 'Composition & Arranging' and Music Theory, at London College of Music, University of West London.