The Count With... Rosie Burgess Trio


Rosie from the Rosie Burgess Trio.


Ten bands everyone should know about:

Barenaked Ladies, Be Good Tanyas, Melissa Ferrick, A Tribe Called Quest, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, The Herbaliser, Balkan Beat Box, Jungal and well, I have to say it, the Rosie Burgess Trio.


Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:

Tomatoes, mushrooms, pasta, facon, soy milk, salt, parsley, veggie stock and olive oil.


Eight possessions that define you:

My daggy running shoes, my girlfriend's t-shirt, my coffee pot, my Jane Austen style incredibly uncomfortable couch courtesy of my grandmother, my books, my rocks and crystals, the crap in the bottom of my bag, my pedals case. 


Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape:

Beaches, The Goonies, Can't Buy Me Love, Maxwell Smart, West Wing, Sense And Sensibility, Pride And Prejudice


Six bad habits you can’t escape: 

Being incredibly messy, leaving the stove on when I go out, drinking, smoking, checking my email in the middle of the night, having long showers.


Five people who inspire you:

My bandmates Sam Lohs and Tim Bennett, Jane Austen, Ani Difranco, and my friend Anna.


Four things that turn you on:

Reading detective fiction, listening to new albums, eating noodle soup, sleeping in.


Three goals for your music:

To keep it flowing freely, to balance the books, to keep traveling the world with it.


Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:

Woodford Folk Festival – it was about 50 degrees on stage under the lights and I thought I would pass out in a puddle of sweat, but it was the best vibe. Brantford Station Coffee House – they set up a PA on the train station platform and we played to backdrop of passing freight trains and rolling hills.


One day left before the apocalypse and you…:

Go to the beach with my son and have a picnic there with everyone I love.


When’s the gig / release?

Thursday March 1 at the Northcote Social Club – we'll be releasing our new album Before I Set Sail, alongside Jungal who are playing their last Australian gig for the year.