Rose Kemp

Real Name:
Rose Kemp
Rose Kemp (born 11 December 1984) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose work has moved from acoustic folk to doom metal.

As the daughter of Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp from Steeleye Span (with whom she sang live while still a teenager), it is perhaps not surprising that Rose Kemp's early material (the 'Glance' album) is largely acoustic folk. However, from that point on, she began to move into a more heavily guitar-orientated direction and it is perhaps significant that 'Glance' is the only one of her albums that Kemp does not acknowledge on her website.

'Mini-Album' and 'A Hand Full of Hurricanes' can probably best be characterised as hard-edged indie-folk rock but 'Unholy Majesty' and 'Golden Shroud' have moved decisively into metal-edged doom rock, with Rose Kemp's image similarly moving from an indie waif to a woad-smeared warrior priestess. In recent years, she has played at both the Roadburn and Supersonic festivals.

Throughout the musical transitions, the constant has remained Kemp's voice, switching from ethereal to crushing and back again with effortless ease.
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Rose Kemp Discography Tracks


PRKCD63 Rose Kemp - Glance album art Rose Kemp Glance(CD, Album) Park Records PRKCD63 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Rose Kemp - Mini–Album album art Rose Kemp Mini–Album(CDr, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Rose Kemp Self-released) none UK 2004 Sell This Version
Rose Kemp - A Hand Full Of Hurricanes album art Rose Kemp A Hand Full Of Hurricanes (Album) One Little Indian US 2006 Sell This Version
Rose Kemp - Unholy Majesty album art Rose Kemp Unholy Majesty (Album) Aurora Borealis UK 2008 Sell This Version
Rose Kemp - Golden Shroud album art Rose Kemp Golden Shroud (Album) 12 Year Stretch UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rose Kemp - Violence album art Rose Kemp Violence (Single) One Little Indian UK 2006 Sell This Version
Rose Kemp - Little One album art Rose Kemp Little One (Single) One Little Indian UK 2006 Sell This Version


none Rose Kemp 2005 Demo CD(CDr, Dem) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version