SIMON TODD & ROSIE BELL with GUEST NATASHA WISNIEWSKA


DATE: FRI | JAN 27th | 8PM ADM €10

Rosie Bell is a singer songwriter from Dundalk in Ireland. Her songs are strongly lyrical and draw from her own experiences of life and relationships. Her musical influences range from Springsteen and Kate Bush to Country/Folk and Motown. There are a mixture of flavours evident in Rosie's songs which makes her music accessible to a lot of tastes. She has been writing and singing her whole life having performed everything from classical music to rock. She has written with a stellar cast of songwriters including Simon Todd, Andy Caine, Chris Neil, Scarlette Fever, Joel Sarakula and James Dale.

https://soundcloud.com/rosie-bell-1

Simon Todd The son of a pianist and arranger, Simon wrote and performed songs from an early age. Self-taught on guitar and piano, he has formed, lead, and performed with a number of bands in the North East region of England, including being a founder member of the once-renowned outfit ‘Morgan Le Fay’.

Gifted with a powerful voice and a considerable range, Simon has, over the years, honed his song-writing into a craft, placing equal importance on lyrics, melody and chord structure.

“One of the impressive aspects of Todd’s writing is how he can detach himself from his roots and act as a social observer…. these thought provoking songs get their message across but also manage to entertain too.”

John Brindle – Maverick Magazine

"Simon Todd, who started off proceedings, has a strong voice with a slight vibrato and at times sounded a little like Gordon Lightfoot. His songs were personal, melancholy and sometimes quite dark. I Think I Was Misled was lovely and the emotionally charged Demons was extremely moving."

Bristol Evening Post