Ipswich band to rock on national radio

IPSWICH-band Rosalita is to record with the BBC at Maida Vale, it was announced today.

IPSWICH-band Rosalita is to record with the BBC at Maida Vale, it was announced today.

The popular five-piece band, which formed in 2005 and last year performed in front of thousands at the V Festival, has been put forward for the recording session by BBC Suffolk Introducing.

Richard Haugh, online broadcast journalist at BBC Suffolk, said: “Rosalita are arguably the hardest working band in Suffolk.

“They play a gig somewhere in the country on an almost daily basis and always put the emphasis on the audience having a good time.

“BBC Suffolk has supported them for a long time now and it was a pleasure to put them forward for the Maida Vale session."

After they were put forward, a judging panel, including Huw Stephens, selected Rosalita as one of the 12 acts to record at the world-famous studios.

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Currently preparing from a two-month UK-wide tour, the band will record a live session on the weekend of March 29 and 30.

The session will then be given BBC Radio One airtime.

Rosalita keyboard player Ben Groom said: “We've not been played on national radio so this is a big deal for the band. It's great to get this sort of air time.

“We have to play three of our songs but we haven't thought about what we'll play yet.”

The band have now finished rehearsals for their UK tour which starts on March 12 in Glasgow. On March 28 the band will play to a home crowd at Ipswich Caribbean Club in Woodbridge Road.

For more information about the band and to buy tickets, visit their website at www.myspace.com/rosalitaband. Tickets for the Ipswich performance are £5 and are available by calling 01473 252700.

Are you a fan of Rosalita? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Band Members

Kris Andrew - vocals

Jay Goodrich - bass

Ben Groom - keyboards

John Randall - drums

Richard Tyler - guitar

Influences - new wave/post punk

Debut single - 'Manga Girl' was released in Nov 2007.