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Get to Know: Rosborough

This innovative Derry singer-songwriter, and one-time front man of local bands Karma 45 and Intermission, is now on the road to solo success under the moniker that is, simply, Rosborough.

With his latest single “Burn Blue” gleaning critical acclaim and lots of airplay, a new album is due for release later in 2018. Get to know, Glenn Rosborough.

Rosborough - Get To Know - Gigging NI

Where You’re From: Derry

Describe your style in 5 words or fewer: Indie, but with lots of instruments

Digital music, CDs or vinyl: Vinyl, there’s a sense of ceremony when putting on a record.

Biggest musical influence: My friends and family.  A lot of my favourite music has been a recommendation.

What you’re listening to right now: Tom Waits – Bad as Me.

Favourite venue: Bennigans Jazz Club.

Best local band of the moment: Waldorf and Cannon.

Last gig you attended: Wood Burning Savages / Roe in The Nerve Centre, Derry.

Best gig you have ever attended: Muse, Wembley.

Favourite album of all time: Hunky Dory, Bowie.

Musician you’d love to collaborate with: Annie Clark, St Vincent.

Last thing you do before going onstage: Be terrified.

Rosborough goes on tour across the UK during February and March.




My tastes vary - live in concert I've seen (amongst others) Bob Dylan, The Cure, Morrissey, Johnny Marr (sadly never The Smiths), Van Morrison, David Byrne, Counting Crows, John Prine, Chris Smither, Erasure, They Might be Giants, The Verve, Ben Folds, Georgie Fame, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III. This decade, a lot more home grown talent, with the likes of Duke Special, Brian Kennedy, VerseChorusVerse, The Bonnevilles, Tony Villiers and the Villains, The Hardchargers, and The 4 of Us. Favourite gigs include Prince in Cork in 1990, Trip to Tipp ’91 & ’92, David Bowie’s Reality tour in 2003.