Fresh from her performance at the Thornhill Music Festival near Dumfries earlier this month, young Lewis songstress Rosie Sullivan prepares to take on the An Lanntair stage as she releases her debut EP on Wednesday, May 25th.
At the age of three Rosie wrote her first song entitled 'Dollies on the Road'; aged 12 she got her first guitar; and earlier this year, at aged 13, she sang in front of a crowd the equivalent of Stornoway's population on the world famous Wembley arena stage.
“I really enjoy song-writing,” said Rosie. “I think it helps to express what you're feeling, I find it best to write it all in a song.
“I'm not interested in being famous or anything, I just want to entertain people and O really enjoy it all,” she continued. “I've had great opportunities with all the things I'm doing just now and I've learnt so much.”
And assisting Rosie on her musical career has been Stornoway-based Wee Studio. Run by Face the West talent Keith Morrison, it is where she recorded her debut EP 'Wonderland'; and Wee Studio employee, fellow music-maker Eleanor Nicolson, tutors Rosie on guitar.
The launch of the five-track Wonderland EP will take place as part of the Wee Studio Live New Music Sessions, in An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway, on Wednesday May 25th, at 8pm.
“Please do come along if you are around and thanks to Wee Studio for getting this organised!” said Rosie. “I will perform the EP and some new songs as well.
“I'm really looking forward to it and there are some other great musicians also playing that night to look forward to.”
Also performing at the Wee Studio Live New Music Sessions will be Ceitlin Russell Smith and Eleanor Nicolson, and Ian Shouten who is stepping in for Anna Macmillan.
Entry to the Rosie Sullivan EP Launch and Wee Studio Live New Music Sessions is free, with a suggested donation of £3 to be given to the artists.