Viarosa was formed in 2002 in London by Richard Neuberg (vocals, guitars), Rob McHardy (guitars,lap steel, mandolin, banjo, keyboards etc), Nick Simms (Drums), Caroline Ghaly (Bass), Josh Hillman (violin, viola), Emma Seal (vocals).
Led by singer-songwriter Richard Neuberg, Viarosa have grown into a formidable act since their inception six years ago. In the last two years alone, they have shared tours and shows in the UK and in Europe with the likes of Leonard Cohen, Midlake, Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, Joan As Police Woman, Alejandro Escovedo and Josh T. Pearson. The highlight of 2007 came when, having watched this outstanding band play, REM invited Viarosa to open for them at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin – REM’s first live outing in two years. As expected, this unique London band went down a storm.
Following the success and critical acclaim of their debut album, ‘Where The Killers Run’, Viarosa’s follow-up LP ‘Send For The Sea’ will be released on May 8 2009.
Whereas the first album is a meditation on grief, that in the words of one critic, ‘digs so deep you can almost feel yourself bleeding’, ‘Send For The Sea’ reaches out to the redemptive powers of love, nature and the artist’s path.
The new material creates an original and special album, a raw heart collection of great songs that are sure to bring Viarosa the acclaim and attention they deserve.