ROSIE ROULETTE: Debut Album

By Rosanna Hewson (Rosie Roulette)

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ROSIE ROULETTE: Debut Album

Project 2013-06-16 02:25:50 +1200

My name is Rosanna Hewson AKA Rosie Roulette and I am a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Christchurch New Zealand. Some people may remember me from my time on New Zealand's Got Talent last year. :)

After two years of planning and working hard, I need just a little bit of help to make my dream of recording my debut album of original songs take flight. I have been raising and saving money on my own through busking and working for the last two years hoping I'd have enough to cover the studio costs but, due to the day to day cost of student life, I am still not quite there.

So here's where I ask for your help. By donating money towards my project you help me in completing it but you can also choose from some of the cool rewards available. So really it's a win/win situation! 
But first, here's a basic run-down of what I am planning to do:

I believe in the whole picture when it comes to music, not just a pretty sound maybe matched with a pretty face and nothing done half-asked. I want to create a truly inspiring piece of art including concept art and photography to accompany the story I have to tell through my music. I have the photography and concept stuff covered but in order to achieve the full picture I need to be able to cover studio costs and the costs of hiring in some truly amazing local musicians to make the music real top quality. Hiring in musicians is not cheap! At the end of the day it is about the music, which has been with me all my life and which I am ready to share with the world. I ultimately want to reach out to people through my music and help promote support for mental illnesses such as Depression. But it all starts with this album and I need your help. :)


A little background on me:


I have been singing and performing all my life and it is my greatest passion. I am in my third and final year of study at NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) at CPIT in Christchurch. It's a full time course and doesn't leave much time for much else, but I am serious about my music and in between all the study I find as much time as I can to do the odd gig and Cabaret styled performances. I am trained in Singing, Dancing and Acting and have my ATCL Diploma in Speech and Drama. I love Cabaret and Musical Theatre.


Below I am pictured performing at Monday Night Magic at the Darkroom on Queen's Birthday.

I am inspired very much by Dark Cabaret in terms of my musical style.
I also, however, draw inspiration from Classical Music and Rock Music.

I believe in clothing as being another vessel of self-expression, art and creativity just as I view song-writing, and I daily draw together outfits inspired by the Victorian and Rococco periods. For eample the likes of Japanese Lolita fashion, Steampunk and Victoriana.

Below I am pictured in Victorian/Burlesque inspired clothing for a photoshoot I did in Wellington.

I appeared on last year's season of NZ Got Talent as a musical theatre singer and was lucky to make it to the Semi-Finals (the top 30 out of thousands who auditioned up and down the country). It was an amazing experience and gave me a real taste for the big stage where I would love to take my music one day.

Below I am pictured singing 'The Girl in 14G' in the audition round wearing Japanese Street Fashion, Lolita.


Thank you everyone! And thank you to everyone who has supported me in my music so far! I can only do this with your help! :)

Rosie Roulette <3


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Where to from here...

01/10/2013 at 7:44 AM

Hello Pledgers!

Thank you again for your support on my project! You'll be pleased to know that I've started work on recording songs and the arrangements so far I am very happy with. 

A couple of things to address, firstly, about 6 of the pledges bounced because there wasn't enough in your credit card accounts when the project ended. So please check up on that. PledgeMe will be in contact with you. :)
Secondly, the rewards will be coming out to you as soon as they're ready. Obviously people who selected a reward that included the album, you will have to wait around a while until the album is completed, but rest assured, you won't be forgotten. :) A few of you selected rewards that will take less preparation time and I will email you individually about details of your rewards within the next few days.

Thank you so much again!

Much love,

Rosie xox <3

WE DID IT!!

25/09/2013 at 7:11 AM

I've reached the target!!

Fantastic!!

Oh wonderful!!

Many emotions of happiness are currently inhabiting me!! ^-^

HOWEVER, there are still 3 DAYS LEFT, and anything now you pledge will help with production of the album! That means the costs of printing the physical album, making it all pretty, possible marketing etc etc. The more you guys can back me at, the more I can do! :D

Thank you!! Thank you so much for supporting me!!

Rosie <3

New Rewards available!!

22/09/2013 at 4:32 AM

Cupcakes and your very own song now available as rewards when you pledge!! :D

Thank You!

19/09/2013 at 10:59 PM


Thank you everyone for the support so far!
My current goal is to get to 1000 by the end of the week.
I have a backer who is willing to pitch in the rest if I can get over 1000 raised so that I won't walk away with nothing.
Please keep encouraging pledgers, I can't do this without your help. :)
Rosie <3

CTV Interview

06/09/2013 at 10:41 AM

Thank you so much for your pledges so far! Has been wonderful to see them rolling in and to feel your support! There is still a wee ways to go though yet and I need your help to get there! Here's the interview I did a few days ago to give you some more inside into myself and my project. :)

    Pledgers 43

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    Harold James Coutts
    2013-09-25 12:43:02 +1200
    Makoto Takaoka
    2013-09-24 15:57:32 +1200
    Jesse Johnson
    2013-09-24 14:22:00 +1200
    Alice
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    Rachel Andreassen
    2013-09-24 11:03:24 +1200
    Petra Éliarosa Zlámalová
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    Richard Kerr
    2013-09-23 21:59:05 +1200
    Luana Karina
    2013-09-23 20:37:48 +1200
    Luana Karina
    2013-09-23 20:35:02 +1200
    Grizzly Dürer
    2013-09-23 19:32:35 +1200
    Grizzly Dürer
    2013-09-23 19:31:36 +1200
    ringosparkle
    2013-09-23 19:00:25 +1200
    Patrick Gillies
    2013-09-23 17:26:06 +1200
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    2013-09-23 03:11:11 +1200
    Timea Hendricks
    2013-09-23 01:35:16 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
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    Sam
    2013-09-22 15:00:55 +1200
    Richard Nesbit
    2013-09-21 22:20:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-09-21 14:21:50 +1200
    Caroline Oliver
    2013-09-21 13:06:59 +1200
    christina ruddenklau
    2013-09-20 10:02:27 +1200
    Vivian
    2013-09-19 02:06:11 +1200
    Sue Barriball
    2013-09-18 23:11:59 +1200
    Whitney Channings
    2013-09-18 21:46:48 +1200
    phil
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    Candice Godfrey
    2013-09-10 12:59:16 +1200
    Garry Thomas
    2013-09-07 18:19:30 +1200
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    ROSIE ROULETTE: Debut Album

    Project 2013-06-16 02:25:50 +1200

    My name is Rosanna Hewson AKA Rosie Roulette and I am a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Christchurch New Zealand. Some people may remember me from my time on New Zealand's Got Talent last year. :)

    After two years of planning and working hard, I need just a little bit of help to make my dream of recording my debut album of original songs take flight. I have been raising and saving money on my own through busking and working for the last two years hoping I'd have enough to cover the studio costs but, due to the day to day cost of student life, I am still not quite there.

    So here's where I ask for your help. By donating money towards my project you help me in completing it but you can also choose from some of the cool rewards available. So really it's a win/win situation! 
    But first, here's a basic run-down of what I am planning to do:

    I believe in the whole picture when it comes to music, not just a pretty sound maybe matched with a pretty face and nothing done half-asked. I want to create a truly inspiring piece of art including concept art and photography to accompany the story I have to tell through my music. I have the photography and concept stuff covered but in order to achieve the full picture I need to be able to cover studio costs and the costs of hiring in some truly amazing local musicians to make the music real top quality. Hiring in musicians is not cheap! At the end of the day it is about the music, which has been with me all my life and which I am ready to share with the world. I ultimately want to reach out to people through my music and help promote support for mental illnesses such as Depression. But it all starts with this album and I need your help. :)


    A little background on me:


    I have been singing and performing all my life and it is my greatest passion. I am in my third and final year of study at NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) at CPIT in Christchurch. It's a full time course and doesn't leave much time for much else, but I am serious about my music and in between all the study I find as much time as I can to do the odd gig and Cabaret styled performances. I am trained in Singing, Dancing and Acting and have my ATCL Diploma in Speech and Drama. I love Cabaret and Musical Theatre.


    Below I am pictured performing at Monday Night Magic at the Darkroom on Queen's Birthday.

    I am inspired very much by Dark Cabaret in terms of my musical style.
    I also, however, draw inspiration from Classical Music and Rock Music.

    I believe in clothing as being another vessel of self-expression, art and creativity just as I view song-writing, and I daily draw together outfits inspired by the Victorian and Rococco periods. For eample the likes of Japanese Lolita fashion, Steampunk and Victoriana.

    Below I am pictured in Victorian/Burlesque inspired clothing for a photoshoot I did in Wellington.

    I appeared on last year's season of NZ Got Talent as a musical theatre singer and was lucky to make it to the Semi-Finals (the top 30 out of thousands who auditioned up and down the country). It was an amazing experience and gave me a real taste for the big stage where I would love to take my music one day.

    Below I am pictured singing 'The Girl in 14G' in the audition round wearing Japanese Street Fashion, Lolita.


    Thank you everyone! And thank you to everyone who has supported me in my music so far! I can only do this with your help! :)

    Rosie Roulette <3


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    Where to from here...

    01/10/2013 at 7:44 AM

    Hello Pledgers!

    Thank you again for your support on my project! You'll be pleased to know that I've started work on recording songs and the arrangements so far I am very happy with. 

    A couple of things to address, firstly, about 6 of the pledges bounced because there wasn't enough in your credit card accounts when the project ended. So please check up on that. PledgeMe will be in contact with you. :)
    Secondly, the rewards will be coming out to you as soon as they're ready. Obviously people who selected a reward that included the album, you will have to wait around a while until the album is completed, but rest assured, you won't be forgotten. :) A few of you selected rewards that will take less preparation time and I will email you individually about details of your rewards within the next few days.

    Thank you so much again!

    Much love,

    Rosie xox <3

    WE DID IT!!

    25/09/2013 at 7:11 AM

    I've reached the target!!

    Fantastic!!

    Oh wonderful!!

    Many emotions of happiness are currently inhabiting me!! ^-^

    HOWEVER, there are still 3 DAYS LEFT, and anything now you pledge will help with production of the album! That means the costs of printing the physical album, making it all pretty, possible marketing etc etc. The more you guys can back me at, the more I can do! :D

    Thank you!! Thank you so much for supporting me!!

    Rosie <3

    New Rewards available!!

    22/09/2013 at 4:32 AM

    Cupcakes and your very own song now available as rewards when you pledge!! :D

    Thank You!

    19/09/2013 at 10:59 PM


    Thank you everyone for the support so far!
    My current goal is to get to 1000 by the end of the week.
    I have a backer who is willing to pitch in the rest if I can get over 1000 raised so that I won't walk away with nothing.
    Please keep encouraging pledgers, I can't do this without your help. :)
    Rosie <3

    CTV Interview

    06/09/2013 at 10:41 AM

    Thank you so much for your pledges so far! Has been wonderful to see them rolling in and to feel your support! There is still a wee ways to go though yet and I need your help to get there! Here's the interview I did a few days ago to give you some more inside into myself and my project. :)

      Martin Howells
      2013-09-28 12:56:44 +1200
      Bex Coster-Robinson
      2013-09-25 18:33:10 +1200
      Harold James Coutts
      2013-09-25 12:43:02 +1200
      Makoto Takaoka
      2013-09-24 15:57:32 +1200
      Jesse Johnson
      2013-09-24 14:22:00 +1200
      Alice
      2013-09-24 14:20:11 +1200
      Rachel Andreassen
      2013-09-24 11:03:24 +1200
      Petra Éliarosa Zlámalová
      2013-09-24 07:52:55 +1200
      Richard Kerr
      2013-09-23 21:59:05 +1200
      Luana Karina
      2013-09-23 20:37:48 +1200
      Luana Karina
      2013-09-23 20:35:02 +1200
      Grizzly Dürer
      2013-09-23 19:32:35 +1200
      Grizzly Dürer
      2013-09-23 19:31:36 +1200
      ringosparkle
      2013-09-23 19:00:25 +1200
      Patrick Gillies
      2013-09-23 17:26:06 +1200
      Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal
      2013-09-23 03:11:11 +1200
      Timea Hendricks
      2013-09-23 01:35:16 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-22 19:46:39 +1200
      Sam
      2013-09-22 15:00:55 +1200
      Richard Nesbit
      2013-09-21 22:20:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-21 14:21:50 +1200
      Caroline Oliver
      2013-09-21 13:06:59 +1200
      christina ruddenklau
      2013-09-20 10:02:27 +1200
      Vivian
      2013-09-19 02:06:11 +1200
      Sue Barriball
      2013-09-18 23:11:59 +1200
      Whitney Channings
      2013-09-18 21:46:48 +1200
      phil
      2013-09-18 16:49:04 +1200
      Candice Godfrey
      2013-09-10 12:59:16 +1200
      Garry Thomas
      2013-09-07 18:19:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-07 12:15:35 +1200

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