Ever heard bouzouki and cello together? How about a sweeping melodic line in a Moorish-influenced instrumental or an epic cello solo in a Roots-infused song? Well-crafted and distinct in the fusing of musical styles, Stuart and David from The Moor Rose create something special when they play…
The Moor Rose features the evocative, melodic tunes of talented, self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Stuart Rose, accompanied on SEEDS OF SONGS EP by the moving tones of classically-trained cellist and bass player David Rose.
Stuart is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bouzouki, flute, percussion), songwriter and vocalist. Being a self-taught musician (“unclassically untrained”, he muses), his intuitive & improvisational style creates uniquely soulful music & powerful music for the soul. Whether performing as a solo artist, in the duo The Moor Rose, or as a session musician, he is acclaimed for the warmth and richness of his music.
As a journeyman through all different genres of music (Indie Rock in the early 90s, Folk/Roots in the late 90s, Jazz & World Music in the 00s), Stuart now finds joy in blending musical styles & genres, developing fusions that cross between East & West; influenced by Celtic, Indian, Arabic, Spanish & African traditions. He brings a diverse & dynamic palate of sounds to his performances.
In 2009, Stuart joined with the dancers from Body Temple Dance Studios, to form Ekata Fusion Arts, composing original music for the sold out season of Adelaide Fringe 2010 shows, Ekata: Music, Voice, Dance – ‘a hypnotic journey of song and dance’ (Rip It Up Magazine). He continues to work with Ekata Fusion Arts, the Tribal Bellydance duo Zali, and also works regularly with the stunning vocalist and musician Heather Frahn, as part of Harmonic Project.
Some of Stuart’s and The Moor Rose performance highlights include:
UK and Europe Tour, Sept and Oct 2013 – UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark
WOMADelaide 2013, special guest performance accompanying Heather Frahn
Fringe Club, “Moorish!” performance Adelaide Fringe 2013
Guthrie’s, SA Folk Federation venue, headliner Feb 2, 2013
Trinity Sessions, with Heather Frahn, for Terry Oldfield support, Aug 2012
Nexus Cabaret, Adelaide Fringe 2012 – GREAT SHOW REVIEWS! 5 Stars (out of 5) Adelaide Theatre Guide
Singing Gallery, “Instrumental Sounds of Bliss” Concert 2012
Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe 2011
Harmonic Project, with Heather Frahn, performances in 2010 – 2013
Adelaide Fringe 2010, “Ekata: Music, Voice, Dance” (sell out shows!)
Tour Down Under, McLaren Vale 2009 & 2010
WOMADelaide 2007, with South African performer, Nigel “Snow Cloud” Martin
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
Inspired by Thierry ”Titi” Robin, Ernest Ranglin and Daniel Lanois…
“Music fills the infinite between two souls.” – Tagore
Luka Bloom, Glen Hansard, Ray LaMontagne, Elbow, T-Bone Burnett, Pin Rada and Ry Cooder… Eclectic, huh!?!