Sound Of Songs with Rosemary & Garlic + Lina Rocio + Gitta de Ridder
You might have heard Rosemary & Garlic while carelessly listening to your favourite Spotify playlists, like The Most Beautiful Songs in the World or Your Favourite Coffee House. The popularity of the Dutch DIY indie-folk band is secretly growing, gaining worldwide attention with their small, poetic songs, each of them filled with a great sense of beauty, nature and image.
Linah, coming over from Switzerland for a short UK solo tour, is a singer-songwriter whose music – a fervid mix of jazz and indie, soul with hints of avant-pop – is passionate and powerful, intimating all manner of behind-scenes torment and drama. Showcased on her compelling new album Warrior Talk, it is beautifully arranged, with instruments ranging from electric guitar, piano and drums to banjo, trumpet, cello and double-bass.
Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her song-writing leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since late 2014 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK. An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folkpop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm finger-picked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion.