26 May 2016

Rosie’s got talent

Former student, Rosie O’Sullivan, caught the attention of the nation when entering into Britain’s Got Talent in 2013.

Through her extraordinary vocals and confidence, Rosie is building her music career up after completing her university degree in the London College of Music. Through supporting incredible artists, to being on the stage of Birmingham Pride, Rosie has certainly been making herself known in the Birmingham area.

Alongside this, Rosie also recently released her first debut single “Do Your Thang”, which is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Katie Millington spoke to Rosie to find out what she’s been up to lately, and how her career in music is progressing.

Can you tell us a little about what you’ve been up to over the last few months?

The last few months have been absolutely incredible. After graduating from The London College of Music, I moved back to Sutton Coldfield to pursue my dreams as a singer. Since moving home I have supported some incredible artists including Martha Reeves, The Three Degrees, Shalamar and The Real Thing and look forward to being on stage at this year’s Birmingham Pride alongside Lisa Stansfield, Karen Harding to name a few.

On March 19th I released my debut single “Do Your Thang” on iTunes and Spotify, which was seen in radio interviews across the UK. I have been back in the studio writing a second album which I am ever so excited about that should be hitting iTunes at the end of the year! Amongst my solo career I have accepted a lecturing position at Birmingham University and Stafford College teaching singing and craft on the Performance courses.

Most people saw you in Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago. How has this expanded your music career?

Britain’s Got Talent was an incredible experience, it has opened so many doors. It has made me a known artist whereas before, I wasn’t. It has given me the drive to reach for my dreams, it’s provided me with gigs, jobs and most of all the chance to do things I never imagined.

As a former student and avid member of the drama community, can you tell us how your time at Arthur Terry has affected the person you are today?

My time at Arthur Terry truly has made me the person I am today. On the last day I was given a quote that has stuck by me since I left in 2012: “Rosie do you wish to be a spectator or a player?”  The amount of support and guidance throughout my years at Arthur Terry including school shows, music shows and extracurricular has made an incredible impact on my life and future career goals.

Rosie 2016

You often return to Arthur Terry for events. What’s next for you at the school?

I do love coming back to perform, my next performance is on the 24th June at The South Africa Concert. I cannot wait!

How do your family feel about your career in the music industry?

My family are incredibly supportive, they are always there within everything I do for both the highs and the falls. Mum, dad or brothers will always be stood at the back of a concert venue supporting, if not all of them. I couldn’t ask for better support.

As a young student, you were constantly performing in assemblies or shows. How has your confidence developed since leaving school?

My confidence since leaving AT has developed a great amount. I took part in lots of assemblies, performances and threw myself into every opportunity and still do now. All of these have developed my courage to explore new heights and goals. All of the performance opportunities that I have taken over the years have certainly developed my confidence.

Where do you see yourself in the future/what’s next for you?

My future I see as an exciting one, one that I cannot wait to travel. I hope to be singing and performing around the world with different artists. I cannot wait to teach my craft to others who love singing and performing as much as me. I have lots of plans for new albums, tours and concerts. I know that it will be hard work it will contain highs and lows but my future will certainly consist of daring to dream and being a player not a spectator.

Wishing Rosie all the best of luck for her future!