I went over The Pennines to the Buttershaw club, to Vaqueros to where a seven-piece band called Roseville were appearing.
Darran, one of the founders of the club informed me that the band were made up of professional musos who love modern Country and wanted to start performing it. I am not sure how the seven guys fitted on to the stage but they did, although they gave Sammy a sound nightmare in the first set with feedback and levels.
The frontmen were lead singer David Roy and his brother Paul on guitar and vocals, with additional vocals from the keyboard player, Paul Germain. The other band members were Nick Rickworth on drums, Nick Sumner on lead guitar, Danny Laycock on bass and a familiar face, Steve Harrop on pedal steel. Steve has appeared with several bands on the Country circuit including with Henry Smith and Steve Hanks.
Unfortunately David was suffering with a bad throat and so struggled with some numbers but I loved the programme and thought it was a great choice of mostly post Garth Country. The band played well together and the second set, with the sound problems sorted, was a great blend of vocals and instruments.

Sheila Southam, http://www.crosscountrymagazine.co.uk

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