”Grateful” - song written for Shivika Sinha, lyrics by Dina Soraya Gregory & Rosabella Gregory
commissioned in partnership with United Nations Decade of Women and University of Wolverhampton
Rosabella Gregory is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and Royal Academy of Music graduate. She has released 3 solo albums and performed internationally and throughout the UK, supporting acts such as the legendary Jools Holland, and going solo at venues like 606, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Royal Festival Hall. Her latest work "Ghosts Are Calling" is now available on iTunes.
A live BBC Radio 2 session with "Whispering" Bob Harris remains her most treasured experience to date. Bob Harris continues to champion Gregory's artistry, saying of her piano style :"it reminds me of watching Brian May play the guitar".
2007 saw Gregory win the International Prize in the New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest, where Grammy award-winning producer, Russ Titelman, compared her to "a young Joni Mitchell".
Her musicianship has led to wide-ranging collaborations with luminaries such as Bob James, Soumik Datta, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Anoushka Shankar.
For the theatre, Gregory has composed scores for Melissa's Maelstrom (ENO’s New Visions New Voices winner, 1994), In Nomine Amoris (Vivian Ellis Prize, 1997), All Hallow's Eve (2004), City Stories (numerous venues including Off-Broadway), and My Marcello (showcased on the main stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East, BEAM 2018).
A finalist for the Stiles & Drewe Best Song Prize 2018, Gregory's song "Love" (City Stories) was performed at the Stiles + Drewe gala at London’s Savoy Theatre this June.
Gregory was one of twelve composers commissioned by the National Opera Studio to compose an original aria for 12:40" which premiered at Hoxton Hall this June. Their aria "Where No Bell Tolls" will be performed at this year's GRIMEBORN festival as part of the MOSAIC line-up.