'Hell Bent On You' isn’t an obvious single but that's all part of it’s charm.
In a world of identikit singer songwriters, thank heavens...
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With his recent Colour Me Colourful LP proved something of a gem, the release of the swoonsome 'Trailin' The True Star' testifies to the Birr man's true power, swelling with rich nocturnal imagery and beautiful one liners. Armed with uplifting melodies, Roesy soars without ever succumbing to bombast. Always subtle, hints of the great Leonard Cohen crop up throughout. A joy to have him back.Read More
Roesy gives his ‘Trailin’ The True Star’ single a judicious plug when he plays a series of dates over the summmer.Read More
The plaintive pop songs of Roesy are gaining an ever wider fanbase. He’s not a bad painter either.Read More
It’s no surprise when Roesy opens his second Dublin gig with the title-song of his latest album, the soulful 'Colour Me Colourful'. What is unexpected however, is that he dedicates it to the Garda who just caught him breaking a red light in an effort to get to the venue on time.Read More
This, Roesy’s fourth album, sees the Birr man moving up a few gears, applying a more electric sheen to gloss up his normally acoustic-based and introspective approach.Read More
Birr’s Alan Roe, aka Roesy, returns with a simple, sing-a-long single, recorded with Ken McHugh of Autamata fame. Such is Roesy’s ear for a good tune, this seems specifically born to be played on the radio as you head to the countryside for a long sun-drenched afternoon. It’s a celebratory, warm ditty which implies good things for the album it’s taken from, Colour Me Colourful.Read More
Taking the DIY ethic a step further than many, Alan Roe, aka Roesy, devised a rather creatively impressive way to raise money to record his album Only Love Is Real.Read More
t’s a lovely album in the best sense of the word, Rosey’s warm vocals matched by a musical background that manages to be inventive without being intrusive.Read More
Sure, this is Roesy live and dangerous on stage at The Spirit Store in Dundalk, but he might as well have been beamed up into your living room, such is the intimacy and immediacy the album creates, despite its miserly 32 minutes.Read More
The globetrotting Birr singer/songwriter is about to release his debut album. Fiona Reid catches upRead More
10 songs, 43 minutes, this is yet another fine Irish album where less is overwhelmingly moreRead More