Port Macquarie Blues artist ROY ROSE is pleased to announces release of debut single “Apollo Bay”
Singer, songwriter Roy Rose announces the release of his debut single “Apollo Bay” today. With strong as steel pipes, the soul-drenched tune is Australian Blues at its finest. Playfully self-referential and perfectly aligned into an everyman love song, Roy Rose is the kind of blues musician who can handle tough love, with his tough-as-nails, gritty playing and his driving, propulsive rhythms.
“Apollo Bay” is a foot-stomping, infectious blues rock song complete with fearless guitar and melody and lyric dovetailing together to become more than the sum of their parts. Rose says “Apollo Bay” is “about taking breaks from the fast pace of life and not taking everything so seriously. Life is meant to be fun, so take time to relish in it”.
Roy Rose has just been signed to Red Earth Records, which according to the label, seeks to represent the aesthetics and atmosphere of the solo artist and acoustic guitar-playing culture that has long been an integral part of Port Macquarie music.
Following a failed attempt at a so called ‘normal life’, Roy Rose re-entered the musical world after an eight year hiatus, unable to fight against his longing to get back on stage and play live music. Since then, he has played alongside The Beards, The Mason Rack Band, Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen from The Cruel Sea, Taylor Henderson, Jeff Martin from The Tea Party, Kay Temperley (Eskimo Joe), Ben Gumbleton, Sleepmakeswaves, Montaigne and Blue King Brown.
Not a stranger to music festivals, Roy Rose has an impressive number under his belt including Wildwood Music Festival, Meatstock, Newcastle Blues and Roots, Blues BBQ and Sounds on Sunset.
Currently finalising his debut EP release, Roy delivers his trademark sound via a mix of acoustic and electric elements, harmonica, percussive stomps and a vocal style that draws inspiration from Blues and Roots legends from yesteryear.
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