Rosie Tee



Rosie Tee plus Support by William William Rodgers

Saturday 30 April 2022,  8.00pm, Sandfields Pumping station, Chesterfield Rd, Lichfield WS14 0AA

Rosie Tee is a composer/performer who brings a unique and atmospheric blend of electronica, psych and avant-pop to the industrial backdrop of the Sandfield Pumping Station in Lichfield. Lichfield Arts first concert in the victorian pumping station is not to be missed!

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Rosie Tee is a composer/performer who forges an atmospheric blend of electronica, psych and avant-pop amongst the industrial backdrop of the UK’s second city. Through an explorative approach to songwriting Rosie emits joy for the experimental. Her crystalline vocals meander between dark, forceful beats and fragile melodic contours. The sporadic movements of her synth-heavy sound anchored only by the use of striking, minimal structures.

Rosie collaborates closely with her quartet, touring across the UK with a line-up of vocals & glockenspiel, offkilter synths (Piera Onacko), swarming bass (Dan Cippico) and textural drums (Kai Chareunsy). Together, they ebb and flow between digital and analogue worlds, most at home on the stage of their intoxicating live performances.

Off of her upcoming EP, Earth, Embrace Me In, “Anchors” is a whirlwind of avant-pop with a flush of psychedelic electronica, resulting in a grounding yet galactic trip through the songwriter’s creativity and artistic ability. The dark, lumbering track carries a heavy weight to it musically, where a forbidding and cyclical synth motif under-currents floating vocals with minimal, yet fierce, drums. Rosie confides, “Anchors conjures up the sensation of an identity crisis. I wrote it at a time when I was away from home for an extended period. I had an unexpected realisation that when you take away your friends, family, partner, city and all the immediate things that make up who you are – what’s left? Alone, who are you without those integral components that contribute to your sense of belonging and identity? This moment taught me how to appreciate what I’d left behind, whilst also being a golden opportunity to get to know myself away from that safety net. The lyrics sum up how badly I wanted to hold onto these comforting notions of ‘self’, to tie an anchor and not drift away.”

Rosie and her quartet have had the privilege of recording at Abbey Road Studios, which later featured in Songwriting Magazine UK. Following the release of her 2019 EP Chambers, the band received a nomination for Best Jazz Act by the Birmingham Music Awards. Her orchestral-style arrangements for the band are often mirrored in her compositions for professional ensembles. Notably, Surround conducted by Julian Lloyd Webber, performed by Orchestra of the Swan and Towards performed by the Dutch-ensemble Orkest De Ereprijs.

Earth, Embrace Me In, the upcoming EP from Rosie Tee, surfaces as a love letter for a dying planet. A collection of bittersweet songs set for release on 1.10.12 and pressed on 12” vinyl for the first time.

Support by William William Rodgers
Who is William William Rodgers? A frontier sheriff? A jumped-up gentry boy? No. Despite the suggestions of grandeur, he’s just a man with a guitar, singing of common woes with uncommon wit. He’s a pub crawl troubadour. The Bernard Shaw of Birmingham south. The fruit of some alternate timeline where Kings Heath, not Greenwich Village, sowed the seeds of folk music as we know it.

Sandfields Pumping Station

This will be Lichfield Arts first concert held in Sandfields Pumping Station, which is one of the Black Country’s most important pieces of industrial heritage. Built in the mid nineteenth century following several cholera epidemics, that resulted in the deaths of several thousand people within the space of six weeks, the waterworks pumped 4 million gallons of fresh water to the industrial midlands every day, and is a monument to the skills of the Victorian engineers, and the philanthropic endeavours of individuals who gave something back to the community.

The building still contains a unique 190hp Cornish Beam Engine that was built in the Black County, and is the only reaming example still surviving. The Lichfield Waterworks Trust is working hard to save this unique piece of industrial heritage, and we are delighted to hold this concert showcasing such an exciting young artist, in an industrial and unique setting.

Use the post code WS14 0AA. The entrance is directly opposite No. 106 Chesterfield road. Please note: There is limited parking available on site so please be prepared to have to find alternative parking including on street parking in the vicinity (Please respect the venues neighbours access). Please note that this venue does not currently have disabled toilet facilities.