“poised and elegant”
BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
“one to watch”
BBC RADIO 3
Rosie Tee forges an atmospheric blend of electronica, psych and avant-pop
in the UK's second city, Birmingham. Her practice spans songwriting, immersive sound-design and writing for ensembles.
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Rosie Tee is a composer/performer who forges an innovative, atmospheric blend of electronica, psych and avant-pop amongst the industrial backdrop of the UK's second city, Birmingham. Her practice spans explorative songwriting, immersive sound-design and writing for large-scale ensembles.
Finding joy in the experimental corners of songwriting, Tee crafts her synth-heavy sound via manipulated vocals, pedals and glockenspiel. Colourful, folkloric lyrics float above hypnotic electronic sound worlds, laced with intricate orchestrations.
Since 2018, she's collaborated closely with her quartet, touring across the UK with a line-up of offkilter synths (Piera Onacko), swarming bass (Dan Cippico) and textural drums (Kai Chareunsy). Together, they ebb and flow between digital and analogue worlds, most at home on the stage of their cinematic live performances, where they've supported artists like Stealing Sheep & Submotion Orchestra.
In 2021, Tee's latest EP 'Earth, Embrace Me In' surfaced as a love letter for a dying planet - praised as a "truly mind-altering release" by Earmilk for its ecological message alongside airplay on BBC Radio 6.
Tee has received commissions from Coventry City of Culture and Birmingham's Commonwealth Games to create and contribute to immersive public installations. The quartet have recorded at Abbey Road Studios, were nominated for Best Jazz Act by the Birmingham Music Awards and Tee was invited by BBC Introducing Live as a spokesperson on their “Women In Music” panel.
Her orchestral-style arrangements for the band are often mirrored in her compositions for professional ensembles. Notably, Surround conducted by Julian Lloyd Webber, performed by Orchestra of the Swan and Towards performed by the Dutch-ensemble Orkest De Ereprijs.