Teetering in the balance between uplifting and heartbreaking, Kelsey Rottiers’ fresh and real compositions bring a new perspective to the concept of forgiveness. With lyrics born out of vulnerability and strength, songs like “In the Rising Tide” echo “I’ll be wading in the water.” Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide’s music merges folk simplicity with pop and indie support that will stick with you as you listen.
They joined ranks officially last January, 2009, using the song’s redemptive image as their identity, although, the project had been forming for about seven years prior. Kelsey, the lyricist/ vocalist and Derek Turcsanyi, background vocalist and altogether musical scaffolding (guitar, bass, choir member, idea-man), have been friends since 2002 when Derek started teaching Kelsey guitar lessons. Most of the lessons turned into a chance to hash out or perfect a song where both could play and sing counterparts. In December, 2008, when Kelsey finished her Bachelor’s in Music and moved home, it was easy to pick right back up where they started, performing wherever and whenever they could.
A graduate of the Contemporary Music Center on Martha's Vineyard and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kelsey has ten years of professional singing and songwriting experience and training. Her song, "Red Wonder Boots," was recently placed among the top 500 songs in the world in a Billboard Songwriting Contest. Along with Derek’s fifteen years of experience, the duo is hard to deny. They have just released their long awaited full length album on March 26th, 2011. If you'd like to get your hands and ears on a copy, click over to the shop page, and you will receive your very own. Listen to samples of their hits on the home page before you go. For booking: email@example.com
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