On the Wednesday of this year’s Frome Festival at the Silk Mill we are proud to present Roos Galjaard and Sebastiaan Wiering from the Netheralnds.
Roos is composer, guitarist and singer. She started singing and playing the guitar at an early age, and began performing her own songs when she was sixteen, first in the Netherlands, later on in Southern Africa. In addition to her solo work she started the band Gather Roses in 1995, when she settled in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. Roos writes atmospheric, powerful songs each performed with passion and commitment. In a creative way, each song is arranged, subtle and strongly, in the embracement of her warm voice. After ‘Beautiful World’ in 1998 and ‘Together’ in 2001, Roos released a solo album (“I am Water”) in July 2010: “Rightfully a pure collection of some shining musical beauty pearls” (Platomania).
Since 2011 she has been touring with cello player Sebastiaan Wiering (also cello player for Emmett Tinley), together they give very lively and passionate concerts, creating a beautiful blend of folk, jazz, pop and classical music. They perform in the Netherlands, but are also getting more and more attention abroad, playing for example at the Songwriters Festival in Copenhagen in Summer 2012 and 2015: , concerts in Germany and Sweden and even at the great Bushfire Festival in Swaziland . This will be their first tour in the UK.
Together they recorded Many Hours Still to Come, which was released in September 2015.
Roos and Sebastiaan speaking about Many Hours Still to come:
“Many hours still to come – we hope there will be! To make music, perform, create and have a good time together. We didn’t set out to make a CD, as we played our first show in January 2011. But after many requests – by people whose name we can’t remember, but would like to thank all the more – here we are!
The title is an excerpt from the song ‘Tattoo City’ about Roos wandering in the city of Barcelona in the late 1990s and reflects a timeless place in our imagination. It is a song we have both taken to heart right from the beginning of our cooperation and has been an integral part of our live shows for years now. The CD Many hours still to come is the result of more than four years of mutual inspiration and dedication and we really hope you like it!”
Click here For a video of the cd presentation.