Award: 3:3 Three Bands in Three Years

Year: 2017

Genre: Alternative

Instrument/voice type: Voice/Guitar

Location: Northern Ireland


ROE is the moniker of 18 year old Irish artist Roisin Donald. Despite her youth, she has caught the attention of BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, performed at Stendhal Festival of Art in 2016, collaborated with MOBO award nominated David Lyttle and had her track ‘Closer To You’ selected for sync with BBC NI Documentary, “Love in a Day”.

Her sophomore release, entitled ‘You Call It Art’ is set for release in Spring 2017 on independent record label, Fictive Kin. The first single ‘Fake Ur Death’ was featured on Tom Robinson weekly mixtape on BBC Radio 6, selected as ‘Track of the Day’ by BBC Across the Line (calling it “Emotive, engaging and just a little dangerous”) as well as being lauded by Jim Carroll of the Irish Times as a "talent on the rise".

ROEs latest single "Cheek, Boy" was released last Friday and has already made it into the 'Listening Post' playlist for this weeks 'Fresh on the net'.