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WINNER of TRIPLE J UNEARTHED NIDA COMPETITION 2014
WINNER of LITTLE BIRDY SONG COMPETITION 2009
FINALIST for MUSICOZ AWARD 2013
FINALIST for APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2011
“Her sugar-syrup vocals and rolling finger-picked guitar melodies made us sigh deeply before breathing in the fresh air of new music that comes without pretense or one-uppery.”
– Frankie Magazine
Rosie Catalano is a singer-songwriter whose lyrics balance bittersweet nostalgia with playful humour to create vivid, cinematic songs.
The Sydney-based chanteuse is a raconteur, spanning mediums, seeing her published in both fiction and non-fiction books. As a result, her songs are written with an emphasis on narrative and character, providing a colourful and engaging quality to her music.
On her sophomore EP (ABC 702 Album of the Week), each song tells a story and is testament to Rosie’s beautiful brand of storytelling. The title track, Dreams Are Just Movies, is based on the concept that ghosts sit at the end of our beds as we sleep, watching our dreams and nightmares as though they are films. Her debut single Hearts offers a unique tale about two lovers who meet during a chance encounter. These 7 tracks take you on a journey through found love, lost love and the bits that happen in between.
With the help of poignant producer Sarah McCallum (aka Miss Little), Rosie’s crowd-funded EP, ‘Dreams Are Just Movies’ features a pool of unfairly talented guest musicians including Jack Carty, Brendan Maclean (Triple J, The Great Gatsby), Brian Campeau (The Rescue Ships), Evan Mannell (Bertie Blackman) and Veronique Serret (Joanna Newsom).
Rosie has played shows both locally and interstate, including Sydney Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and TedXSydney (broadcast live on ABC’s website). She has shared the stage with artists such as Georgia Fair, Leroy Lee and Falls.
In ’09, Rosie won a song competition offered by indie-pop darlings, Little Birdy. The result was a collaboration with the band on an original song ‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’. Rosie quickly went on to nab herself the coveted ‘Album of the Week’ slot on ABC Radio National, garnering a slew of high rotation radioplay across the country, as well as securing herself as a finalist for APRA’s Professional Development Award in 2011, the MusicOz Award in 2013 and winning Triple J Unearthed in 2014.
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SOCIAL / WEB LINKS
Management | contact[at]rosiecatalano.com
My Secrets (Music Video)
In The Dark (Music Video)
Where Did I Go Wrong? feat Little Birdy (Music Video)
“Catalano has a talent that most singer/songwriters constantly strive for but only a small few achieve: the ability to draw the listener into her story.” – indie shuffle
“There are five tracks on this EP and there are more good tracks on it than on many albums that I’ve heard of late.” – Tim Ritchie, ABC Radio National
“Gorgeous.” – Sarah Howells, Triple J
“Beautiful voice.” – Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National
“Her sugar-syrup vocals and rolling finger-picked guitar melodies made us sigh deeply before breathing in the fresh air of new music that comes without pretense or one-uppery.” – Frankie Magazine
“Her gentle voice and thoughtful lyrics were often coupled with sly one-liners that snuck up on you… And for somebody equipped with only an acoustic guitar, Rosie exhibited a real knack for creating atmosphere” – The AU Review
“Catalano conveys understated emotion through her voice as it melts into gentle acoustic songs, carrying their melodies effortlessly.” – Stephanie Tell, The Music