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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.




Writer for Gigging NI. My tastes are varied; began listening to the folksy standards of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and indie favourites like The Cure and The Smiths, all of which permeated my formative years in the 80s. My first gig was Prince in Cork in 1990. The 90’s also included The Trip to Tip in ’91 & ’92, and gigs by Van Morrison, David Byrne, The Verve, Counting Crows, John Prine, Morrissey, Chris Smither and many more. The noughties brought James Taylor, Squeeze, New York Dolls, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie amongst others; though a highlight was an opportunity to see lifelong hero David Bowie on his final tour, Reality in 2003. This decade I’ve had the chance to see everything from Erasure, Johnny Marr and They Might be Giants to Thirty Seconds to Mars, Aslan, Crosby and Nash, Georgie Fame, Paolo Nutini, John Grant. Latterly there's been a pretty serious obsession with Rufus Wainwright, and the Wainwrights in general to be honest. In the last few years, I’ve also been enjoying a lot more of our home grown talent, with the likes of Duke Special, Brian Kennedy, VerseChorusVerse, The Bonnevilles, Tony Villiers and the Villains, The Hardchargers, and The Four of Us – so I guess you could say no common thread to speak of!