Hey Rosetta! Plays the Late Show on Thursday

May 17th, 2011

Hey Rosetta!, out of Newfoundland, Canada, formed in 2005 and was almost immediately known for high-energy live shows and a layered, orchestral sound, with cello, piano and violin added to more traditional rock instruments. The six-piece is centered on Tim Baker (vocals, guitar and piano), Adam Hogan (lead guitar), Phil Maloney (drums) and Josh Ward (bass and backing vocals), and while the string section is usually Kinley Dowling (violin) and Romesh Thavanathan (cello), sometimes it’s different from tour to tour. And speaking of tours, on the heels of releasing Seeds in February, Hey Rosetta! (above, playing “Young Glass” for the Verve XM) is out on the road with Diamond Doves, and you can see them both on Thursday night at Mercury Lounge.