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The Secret Showcase Presents… Rose Betts and Rosie May

29 Jan

We are delighted to announce the first of our shows to be hosted at The Elgin. Our first line up will showcase the wonderful talents of… Rose Betts and Rosie May.

The Show will start at 8.30 sharp at the beautifully intimate setting of The Elgin 96 Ladbrook Grove W11 1PY

Rose & Rosie

Rose Betts – Rose Betts, is a twin and eldest of 4 children, from a very musical family where falling asleep on the floor of the proms and touring France, stopping at every cathedral to sing with her family was completely normal. She was inspired to play the piano after watching the snowman at the age of 6 and at 12, she picked up the guitar after being ‘snowed in’.

It is aptly so that Rose Betts is a truly gifted melody maker and rather poetic storyteller with tales based on truths and music that befittingly warms and comforts you like a cosy as can be moment on a cold winters night.

Her voice is distinctly English with a sound that could draw warmth from the coldest of hearts. It is almost as if everything she creates is done so with warm heartedness but also with a memory that harks back to the cold winter months. Mindful of fragility, yet brutally honest.

Her music could be compared to the likes of Regina Specktor, but with a unique tone comparisons would stop at the crystal clarity in vocal delivery and beautiful Piano Playing. Rose Betts has a magical way about her and her live performance belies comparisons.

Rose sits on the margins of popular music as her beautiful piano led epic Folk with great Pop sensibilities is exactly the kind of music you could imagine to be the theme tune to the perfect winter romance.

Rosie May –  As previously written in our 2012 post ‘To Far To Swim EP – Rosie May’ ‘Rosie’s voice which yearns and resolves with such hopefulness, is something that anyone who is unsatisfied with a situation, but knows they must get on for things to be OK, will relate to. There is beauty in patience. So if your feeling like giving up on something, have a listen to Rosie first. You might change your mind.’

Rosie has independently released two beautiful EP’s in the last year and a half  ‘Too Far To Swim’ and ‘Roof Over Our Heads (Below) which should both be adored. For a sneak preview of what to expect for Rosie and to purchase both EP’s visit her band camp page. https://rosiemaymusic.bandcamp.com/


The Elgin serve a delicious hot food menu and have a wide selection of beers ales and spirits, Tables are limited in the performance area so come early to secure a table and enjoy the night of wonderment.

Too Far To Swim EP – Rosie May

31 Aug

A heads up, for those who don’t know Rosie May or haven’t heard her beautiful new EP ‘Too Far To Swim’

I have been listening to this on repeat for the last hour now, amazed again and again after each listen. Rosie’s voice which yearns and resolves with such hopefulness, is something that anyone who is unsatisfied with a situation, but knows they must get on for things to be OK, will relate to. There is beauty in patience. So if your feeling like giving up on something, have a listen here first. You might change your mind.

Included on the EP, is a stunning arrangement of an old trad song called ‘Water Is Wide’ Rosie you are a Siren!

You can buy a limited edition hand printed EP from Rosie’s Bandcamp page, not only will you be getting a very special CD, but a piece artwork to keep it in from Rosie’s mum too. Such a talented Family.


The Secret Showcase Presents… @ The Rhythm Festival

25 Aug

The Secret Showcase Presents… Is once again taking to the great outdoors to host a stage over two days at the Rhythm Festival and its new home in the beautiful grounds of Old Warden Park’s Mansion house.

The Mansion House
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DX
Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Acts on the bill for The Secret Showcase Presents Stage are:


12.00pm – 12.30 – Jack Hancock
12.45 – 1.15 – Rosie May – http://soundcloud.com/rosie-may
1.30 – 2.00 – Charlie Valentine
2.15 – 2.45 – CC Smugglers – http://www.ccsmugglers.co.uk/
3.00 – 3.30 – Ben Gunn – http://www.myspace.com/bengunnuk

Open Mic Session
7.00 – 7.30 – Dave Gerard – http://www.davegerardmusic.com/
8.00 – 8.30 – Jack in Water – http://www.jackinwater.com/
9.00 – 9.30 – Mozzy Green – http://www.mozzygreen.com/
10.00 – 10.30 – Spanner Jazz Punks – http://www.spannerjazzpunks.co.uk/


12.00pm – 12.30 – Samantha Jean Scuffham – www.myspace.com/samanthajeanscuffham
12.45 – 1.15 – Caleb – http://www.myspace.com/calebband
1.30 – 2.00 – Jazzy Hen
2.15 – 2.45 – Samantha Whates – http://www.samanthawhates.com/
3.00 – 3.30 – Darren Poyzer – http://www.poyzer.com/

Open Mic Session

6.00 pm – 6.30 – Ruby Tuesdees – https://www.facebook.com/groups/118896204847416/
7.00 – 7.30 – At Stations – https://www.facebook.com/atstations
8.00 – 8.30 – Old People – http://www.myspace.com/oldpeopleband
9.00 – 9.30 – Soapy Jefferson – http://www.myspace.com/soapyjefferson
10.00 – 10.30 – Praxis IV – http://www.myspace.com/praxisiv

with a surprise appearance from Solko http://soundcloud.com/solkomusic

We will also host open mic sessions on both days, So if you would like to join in make sure to buy your ticket here… http://www.rhythmfestival.com/buy-tickets and make sure to not forget your instruments.

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