Type: Singer - Pianist
Timaru-born, Roselyn Cloake is a familiar face to the local music scene. From laid back and relaxed to powerful and soulful she delivers with passion and conviction. Her solo project has seen her perform to intimate audiences at the TGB Bar and Arthur Street Café, weddings and larger scale events such as the South Canterbury Sports Awards, the Timaru Rose Festival and the South Canterbury Wine and Food Festivals.
"I like the idea of being the wallpaper of the room, not the art. I perform to create an atmosphere at weddings, corporate dinners and events, where there is space for people to chat...” – Roselyn Cloake
With little formal training she has learnt her craft by ear and as a result approaches the piano and vocal arrangements in a unique way. Part of the evolution of her music has been due to collaborating with musicians such as Mark Vanilau’s band Loretta Jones, Owen Jackson’s band Big Picnic, the 7 piece soul and funk band The Soul Agency and recording the single “Dales Song”, with the late Rangi Gillespie.
"There is a real buzz watching an audience try to figure out why a song is familiar - most of the time they are not used to hearing a song like Creep from Radiohead, or Heartbreak Hotel from Elvis arranged to suit a easy listening jazz style, I like bringing something new to something familiar"
Now equipped with her 88 black and white keys Roselyn can provide easy listening background music that is ideal for your wedding or event.
Ideal for: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding,
Sample Song List
New York, New York Cat Powers
Light My Fire The Doors
I’ll Be Your River Cindi Lauper
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Have You Seen The Rain CCR
Imagine John Lennon
Throw Your Arms Around Me Hunters & Collectors
Reckless Aussie Crawl
Days Go By Dirty Vegas
Romeo And Juliet Dire Straits
The House of the Rising Sun The Animals
Wonderful World Eva Cassidy
Corner Café Roselyn Cloake
Can’t Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt
This Years Love David Gray
Who’ll Stop The Rain CCR
Wonderwall Ryan Adams
Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
Summertime Nina Simone
Smile - Madeline Payrox
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