Two Acclaimed Irish Singer-songwriters, Roesy and Gallie, At Phillip Island Winery, Thursday February 2.
ROESY, FROM COUNTY OFFALY, comes to Phillip Island with an international reputation as a powerful performer and songwriter. He has shared stages with the likes of Billy Bragg, the great Bert Jansch, Ron Sexsmith, Paul Brady, John Martyn, Davy Spillane, Donovan, and Shane MacGowan of the Pogues.
A singer of extraordinary intensity, he can still the heart with his searing vocals and windswept lyrics. His debut album “Sketch the Day, Paint the Night” (2001) was followed by “The Spirit Store” in 2003 and “Only Love is Real” in 2004.
Also in 2004, Roesy was nominated for Best New Irish Act in the Meteor Music Awards of that year. His song “Potosi Mine” was included in the “Diamond Mountain Session Presents” compilation CD, which also featured Sinéad O’Connor, Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Sharon Shannon.
He is joined at Phillip Island Winery by Irish-Australian singer Darren Gallagher, Gallie.
In Gallie’s 20-year musical career, he has worked alongside international artists Santana, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Cliff and Australian performers Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Chris Wilson and Shane Howard. He has also opened for Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, KT Tunstall, Glen Tilbrook, Squeeze, Newton Faulkner, Glen Hansard and The Frames.
Gallie’s album, The Occoquan River, was described by Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National, as “brilliant”, and “one of the outstanding releases this year”.
Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R, described the title song as “one of the best songs of the year – Australian or International”.
In Australia, each has headlined at major music festivals including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Moyston Music Fest, Deni Blues and Roots Festival and the Turning Wave Festival.
This will be a special ‘folk club night’ featuring two very special talents.
Roesy and Gallie in Concert
Where: Phillip Island Winery
When: Thursday February 2
Time: from 6:30pm
Call: 5956 8465 or email: enq@phillipIslandwines.com.au