Live Music Returns to Alderley Edge

27 Aug 2021

This time last week, Festival Hall Alderley Edge was a hub of activity; a scene incongruous with the isolation of the last year and a half. Packed with what felt like half the village, the drinks were flowing, people were socialising, and the music was playing.

Fronted by lead singer Drew, the Rosellas arrived on stage to wave raucous applause. The lights dimmed, the crowd was chanting, and then the performance began. Alderley Edge was back.

The Rosellas have already been hand picked to support Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape in London, and they have achieved a number of plays on XC Manchester thanks to support from Clint Boon. It’s safe to say they’re quickly turning heads in the music industry, and for good reason.

Locally based, youthful, and edgy, the Rosellas (plus drummer Mark, an import from Leicester) met at Wilmslow High School. Sharing a passion for music and entertaining, together they formed the group, and they haven’t looked back since. Taking inspiration from the iconic bands of Manchester in the 90s, whose footsteps they follow, the Rosellas style is comfortably familiar – yet with some refreshing distinctions.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Stone Roses and The Verve, their new single ‘Before the Storm’ wouldn’t be out of place on a throwback ‘Madchester’ live performance. Complete with booming drums and crunchy guitars, it’s easy to draw comparisons. The addition of the distinctly northern vocals, and the outstanding production of Oliver Shillito, the critically acclaimed and award winning producer, however, really separates Rosellas from your standard indie-rock band.

With loads more gigs and live performances planned in future, as well as new releases on the way, we can’t wait to see what else the Rosellas accomplish. They’ve also just launched some trendy new merch, so if you’re looking to show your support you can grab some here. Doing Alderley Edge and Manchester proud, there’s a very real chance those who were at Festival Hall were witnessing the next big Manchester music export.

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