Duo Balsamo Deighton – Steve Balsamo and Sheffield’s Rosalie Deighton – have joined forces to record their debut album, Unfolding, a collection of ‘grown-up songs on the human condition’.
The duo are close friends, simply making music that they love. “I love Rosalie’s ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening” says Steve. They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, “Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can’t take me!” jokes Rosalie. After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe’s London recording studio – where they were working on their respective debut solo albums – they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls ‘the rub’ – two harmonies melting into one.
Their paths crossed again when Rosalie – who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family – supported Steve’s band The Storys. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together.