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Rosalie Deighton at the Pink Flamingo
GROWING up in an award-winning musical family, Rosalie Deighton and her siblings spent their school holidays touring America and Europe with their parents.
This sparked a lifelong love of music that would see her go on to support artists, such as Sir Elton John and Van Morrison as well as developing her own succesful solo career. Currently a member of Danny and the Champions of the World as well as duo Balsamo Deighton, Rosalie will be showcasing her solo talent when she plays at the Ship in Leigh this Friday at the Pink Flamingo club.
She says: “I grew up in a family band. My mum, dad, brother and sisters, just toured Europe and America from the age of about four until I was about 20 – a long time. We won quite a lot of awards in America, but then I kind of went solo. It came to a natural end anyway because we were all a bit older.”
While her siblings went down other paths, Rosalie stuck with music. “The thing is I didn’t know what else to do,” she admits. “I get itchy feet if I’m not onstage, in the studio, or on the road.”
It was her itchy feet and determination to make music rather than mess around with different producers that led to her leaving a deal with label giant EMI, who’s long-winded, corporate way of working didn’t fit her creative level.
One of her career highlights came about after a chance meeting with her favourite band, the Storys, who after being impressed with her support, roped her in to the band itself.
She says: “I went to go and see them at the 100 Club in London and half way through the gig, Steve said he wanted to invite Rosalie Deighton, who was going to be touring with them, on stage. I was just in the middle of the audience going ‘what the hell are you talking about?’ “Then one of the band members left and they kind of panicked. “They had this huge thing coming up with Elton John, we’d kept in touch and they said ‘would you mind filling in?”
Rosalie Deighton will be performing at Pink Flamingo with Luxury Condo and Owen Williams at the Ship, New Road, Old Leigh on Friday, from 8pm. Entry is free.