Reputed to have
more broadcasts to her credit than any other female
singer, having both radio and television series of her
own, took her to Europe and later the 'Johnny Carson
Show' in America. Having recorded on almost every major
label her record sales total millions.
by offers to team up with such celebrities as the Ted
Heath Band and guitarist Les Paul, Rosemary retained her
independence as a solo artiste. This led to regular
appearances with all the big names from Johnny Dankworth
to Humphrey Lyttelton to the BBC's Big Band and
Orchestras; to co-starring with icons like Ken Dodd, Des
O'Connor and Roy Castle.
is unique. Her virtuosity is unequalled across the whole
ambit of show business, from cabaret to major concert
venues. Her scrapbook bears witness to countless Gala
occasions, both Royal and National. Her admirers range
from Roy Hudd who wrote of her "masterly musicianship"
to star pianist George Shearing who said "I'll play for
her anytime". Speaking from her home in Arizona to BBC
Radio 3, international arranger and composer, Angela
Morley, ranked Rosemary with Mel Tormé as her "two
Awarded the Gold
Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Songwriters in
1984, Rosemary was honoured in 2004 with the MBE for
services to music and charity. She was thrilled when in
2012 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
British Music Hall Society.
Since her first
broadcast on ‘Children’s Hour’ at the age of 12,
Rosemary has witnessed many changes in the business. She
has seen mega stars come and go yet has survived and
thrived, whilst remaining true to her unique style and
greatest strength is her warmth and personality and her
ability to make every member of the audience feel the
performance is personal for them.