ROSIE

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Rosie McClune was born and brought up in Barrhead, just outside of Glasgow. Music has always played a huge part in her life, taking up piano lessons aged 5 which lasted for 12 years and she continues to play piano today. She also learnt cello and played for several years. She had the opportunity to perform concerts with the Strathclyde Divisional Orchestra. Taking up piano and cello so young gave her the chance to learn to read music and study theory, which is still fascinating for her to this day. 

 

Rosie decided that playing classical music wasn’t particularly fulfilling for her as a teenager, so at 16 years old she decided to learn guitar. Endless hours were spent in her room with an old, beaten up classical guitar teaching herself chords and riffs which eventually led to being accepted at North Glasgow College onto their music performance and management course and then onto the University of the West of Scotland where she gained her degree, with bass guitar has her second instrument.

 

From graduating, she began playing with several local bands around Glasgow and promoting her own gigs in the city. Then in 2005, came the opportunity to join The Hedrons, an all female punk rock outfit. The Hedrons very quickly established themselves as one of the UK’s foremost live acts, touring constantly becoming the most gigged band in the UK for 2 years. They played such massive festivals as T in the Park, Download, Isle of Wight and supported The Sex Pistols, Alice in Chains, The Rolling Stones and Social Distortion on their west coast US tour, amongst many others. They toured the US several times, as well as Europe. 

The Hedrons released several singles and their album ‘One More Won’t Kill Us’ was released in 2007 and landed in the UK Top 40 indie charts. 

 

Rosie has continued to work constantly in the music industry- playing, writing and touring with many artists in all genres including GoGoBot, Altered Images, The Hussy’s, Maeve O’Boyle, Royal Wood, Scope and many others. She has played venues and festivals such as the SECC, the O2, RockNess, Bestival, House of Blues, London Astoria, Glasgow Barrowlands, O2 Academy Islington, Quebec City Festival, South by Southwest, Celtic Connections, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as both a guitarist and a bassist.

 

She also was part of MIMA (Make the Music Industry Accessible), working with young people from Glasgow and tutoring them in songwriting, performing, playing and helping them gain an insight into the industry.

 

She lived in Reykjavik, Iceland for several months, working at the famous Greenhouse Studios/Bedroom Records, owned by Valgeir Sigurðsson and worked on releases by Ben Frost, Nico Muhly and with Michael Gambon.

Now based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Rosie is still active in music, having her own record label which has released several acclaimed albums (Jonathan Carr- Porcelain Sky, Selsius- First Do No Harm and Acoustic Project String Ensemble), her own booking and promotion agency which has put on over 150 gigs throughout Gothenburg and Stockholm which will resume post-COVID. She was the manager of SpinRoad Recording studios, working with Brit award winning producer Pedro Ferreira where she worked with some of the biggest names in music- Sylvia Massy, Jay Ruston, Albin Lee Meldau, Avatar, Ann-Marie, and at SpinRoad Vinyl Factory, the only vinyl pressing plant in Sweden and the biggest in Scandinavia. She was also the manager of live music at one of Europe’s most famous jazz clubs- Nefertiti, working with legendary artists such as Canned Heat and Omar Hakim. 

 

She has been endorsed by Gibson, Yamaha, Peavey, Eastwood Guitars.