Rosie Nimmo
Lazy And Mellow
(Kick My Heels)

Lazy And Mellow it says on the cover, and you’ll get no argument from me on that score.

Right from the start, the honeyed tones of Rosie Nimmo’s voice trap the listener’s ears in the sweet web of Spider And Fly; thus ensnared, we glide through the Reinhardt/Grappelli mood of Pavlov’s Dog and on to some seriously strong songwriting in the shape of Dangerous, Joy and the title track.

For some time now, the Edinburgh-based singer with Rosy Blue has been storing up songs for a solo release and here it is.

Perhaps the acoustic guitar is a bit rudimentary, too heavy on the strumming, particularly when sitting behind the precise diction and soft caress of Nimmo’s voice; she has the breathy quality of a cocktail jazz seductress, particularly when she slips down into her lower register.

But that’s only a quibble; this is a jazzy, rootsy, laidback concoction that makes good use of subtle arrangements and guest players, particularly Mairi Campbell on fiddle and viola.

Alan Morrison 25/10/09

“'Lazy and Mellow' is a refreshing and uplifting debut album from Rosie Nimmo...lovely songs, lovely arrangements and a beautiful voice. In the year of 'homecoming' this is an album you'll love coming home to.”

Bruce Findlay

"Gentle, soothing songs delivered by a melifluous voice is the ideal mix for a late-night audience. Hugely enjoyable"

Iain Anderson

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

Taking over at half time, Rosie Nimmo treated the audience to a showcase of songs from her new album, Lazy and Mellow. Including the title track, a whimsical song with the sort of bluesy ease that makes you want to share it with Sunday brunch and the newspapers.

...Blending dark, indie-inspired lyrics with such clear vocals gives Nimmo's work an almost Detroit Blues meets acoustic Nirvana feel to songs including Dangerous and Nothing to Fear. While as She's Flying [sic] and That Shy Girl brought out the girlish fun that infuses many of her lyrics.

Pausing to give the crowd one last song, she sang them the tune her music engineer reckons will be the next 'Peugeot ad'.

(The whole review can be found on the Evening News website.)

Rosie’s performance at this years Three Harbours Sunset Session was a highpoint of the festival. Her superb vocal range and the personal songs worked very well within the intimate setting of upstairs of The Prestoungrange Gothenburg.

As she sung the song of her daughter leaving home, I could see the sun setting over the Firth of Forth, through the windows of The Goth. It was a touching and beautiful moment at this years Festival.

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