Roholio is a solo singer songwriter, inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Tori Amos, Angie Hart and Seth Lakeman. Based in North Devon, Roholio's captivating lyrical melodies are complemented by a natural honesty to her sound, which has been described as:
“plaintive, shimmering, gentle folk” - Jamie Harper
"amazing...musical wizardry" - Roy Grimes, The Voice FM
Roholio consists of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Roseanna Ball on vocals, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and banjo.
Rose has been performing as a folk singer/songwriter since 2007, and has supported and worked with many artists including Ethan Johns, Raurri Joseph, Jenna Witts, Naw and Woodford Green.
She released 'Coco's Jar' in 2007 with the group The Roholio Project - a folk duo with Tim Pointer. Rose then followed this with 2009's 'Spilling the Beans' - predominantly a solo album and under the new heading Roholio; but featuring a lot of musician friends, such as Brendon Taylor and Tom Saunders. In July 2012 Roholio finally released the third album, 'Ghosts' which marked a new musical direction utilising synthesizers, mandolins and guitars to create a raw, honest album which was a world away from the acoustic, laid-back vibes of 'Spilling the Beans'.
Roholio became a very fluid group over the next year, incorporating original member Tim Pointer along with a bassist and she proudly launched her fourth album, Evergreen in 2013. Roholio evolved again to a duo, incorporating a double bassist however after they parted musical ways she took on the task of her upcoming fifth album, 'Geography' solo. Roholio has not recorded solo since the 'demo days' and so 'Geography' will be the first studio album to feature no other musician in the mix. The album features meaty mandolin, beautiful banjo, gutsy and graceful guitar with heaps of harmonies and will be launched September 10th at The Queen's Theatre 2014 with support from Kiera Osment.