These are some of the most commonly asked questions the people ask when booking live music for their event. If you have a question not listed here please do get in touch to discuss.
What music does Rosie play?
As a versatile vocalist and accomplished instrumentalist Rosie boasts an extensive and varied repertoire from 50s to present, covering most genres. For a list of all the songs Rosie plays download 2017’s Repertoire List.
My favourite song isn’t that list, can I request it?
Of course. Rosie is always open to learning new material and accepts requests for upcoming gigs. Please get in touch with your requests and any other questions you may have.
Can we come and see you live?
Rosie performs regularly around Glasgow and Scotland. Please check the shows page for upcoming dates. It’s always a good idea to send a quick message to double check the date as, due to the nature of live music, shows get changed last minute. You can get in touch on Facebook or via the contact form on the site. You can send Rosie a text at +44 (0) 7936 630 306, send an email or use the contact form.
How far does Rosie travel?
Having played gigs in Nigeria, Finland, France Holland and Germany Rosie is very (!) willing travel. Please note, if the event is a long distance away (from Glasgow, G3) it is usual for Rosie to travel the day before the performance involving you providing accommodation, food and an extra travel fee.
What are the line up options?
Rosie can play as a solo piano vocalist, as a duo with guitar or as a trio with a guitar and one lead instrument (i.e. a violin or sax) or drums/percussion.
Rosie also plays with Glasgow based five piece function band, The Copper Tops. The band play all the usual party hits and dance floor fillers and can also give your guests a good old fashioned Scottish Ceilidh. If this is what you are after then get in touch with The Copper Tops here.
Unsure what line up to choose? please get in touch!
What are Rosie’s performance and set up times?
It takes Rosie between 30 - 45 mins to set up all the equipment and do a short sound check.
For the music, you can choose from 1 up to 3 x 45 minute sets. Arrival and set-up times are flexible; Rosie can arrive as early as necessary to prepare for the performance so as to avoid any unnecessary interruption to your event. (Please note, an early set up fee may be payable for set ups more than 2 hours before the performance time.)
Rosie is extremely accommodating in the set-up and delivery of each show; she is able to travel anywhere in the UK and Europe and can adjust volumes and stage plans to suit your venue, requirements and taste.
Can Rosie play past midnight?
Of course. It is industry standard when playing past midnight to charge a ‘late finish’ fee. Get in touch if you would like to discuss your event and set times further.
Will I need to provide the equipment?
No, if the venue does not possess an in-house piano, Rosie can provide a state-of-the-art digital piano which produces a beautiful and dynamic sound, virtually indistinguishable from that of a genuine acoustic instrument.
Rosie can also supply state of the art PA system which also features an auxiliary input for an iPod or CD player, which Rosie, or you, can provide to keep the atmosphere flowing between sets.
Can we use the P.A. to play music from our iPod?
There is no issue at all with you playing your iPod (most clients compile a Spotify playlist for their event, or better still, get their guests to contribute to it!). If you would like use of the P.A. system for after Rosie’s set then, for an extra fee, you are more than welcome.
How much space do you require?
As a solo performer Rosie only requires a small amount of space. 3m x 4m is ideal however with the smaller line ups (solo, duo and trio) no need to worry too much about space as there has not been a case yet where we cannot fit the equipment and musicians in!
My venue mentioned PLI and PAT Certificates, what do I do about this?
No need to worry. All equipment is PAT tested and insured and Rosie has full Public Liability Insurance. If your venue needs proof of this please just ask.
The venue has a sound limiter, how will this affect the music?
For small line ups (solo, dup and trio) a limiter should not be a problem at all.
Sound limiters, and their popularity amongst venues that allow live music, are a real annoyance to both musicians and clients. A sound limiter will cut the power once triggered over a certain threshold. The problem is that the limiter responds to the bass frequencies (the frequencies we all like to dance to!).
It is recommended to avoid venues with a sound limiter and particularly if you are booking a full five piece band with bass and drums. You may find the band having to play a much lower volume than desired for both your guests and for them!
I would like to book Rosie for my event, what is the next step?
Amazing! Get in touch with Rosie via the contact form, email or call on +44 (0) 7936 630 306 with as much information about your event as possible. Rosie will then be in touch via email to arrange a phone call. After all details have been discussed Rosie will then send along a contract for you to read and sign with details of any deposit required then that is you! Fully booked in! Communication with Rosie will be open right up until the date of your event.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions.