Rosalie Cunningham

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Rosalie Cunningham
Cunningham with Purson in 2012
Cunningham with Purson in 2012
Background information
Birth nameRosalie-Jo-Cunningham
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 30)
OriginSouthend-on-Sea, England
Associated actsIpso Facto
The Last Shadow Puppets Magazine

Rosalie Cunningham (born 25 April 1990) is an English singer-songwriter. After the split of the band Ipso Facto, Cunningham started a new project named Purson.


Cunningham was born in Southend-on-Sea, and started her first commercial band Ipso Facto in 2007, releasing the singles "Harmonise" / "Balderdash" (Disc Error) in October 2007,[1] "Ears And Eyes" (PureGroove)[2] in August 2008,[3] "Six And Three Quarters" / "Circle Of Fifths" Mute Records[4] in October 2008.[5] These were followed by IF... a Vinyl Junkie release in February 2009. All their songs were written by Cunningham.

Ipso Facto broke up midway through 2009.[6] Since that time and up until early 2017, Cunningham has been touring, composing and recording material with Purson. In April 2017 the band broke up. "I feel strongly drawn to a more DIY approach to my career in music, and look forward to the freedom to explore many avenues as a solo artist," Cunningham explained.[7] Her debut solo album Rosalie Cunningham was released on 5 June 2019 by her own Esoteric Records, via Cherry Red.[8]

Cunningham has also been working with other bands such as Magazine[9] and The Last Shadow Puppets[10] (though referred to as Rosie Cunningham) as a backing vocalist, appearing on stage with them on their recent tours, at the BBC Electric Proms and on Later... with Jools Holland.[11] She also played keyboards from January to May 2010 with These New Puritans on their tours of the album, Hidden.

In 2012, Cunningham played guitar with Willy Moon, as the support act for Jack White's UK tour. She also contributed back vocals to Cathedral's final album, The Last Spire, which was released in 2013.


with Ipso Facto


  • Harmonise/Balderdash
  • Ears And Eyes
  • Six And Three Quarters/Circle Of Fifths
  • IF...

with Purson


  • 2013: The Circle and the Blue Door (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
  • 2014: In the Meantime EP (Machine Elf Records), October 2014
  • 2016: Desire's Magic Theatre (Spinefarm Records), April 2016




  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Pure Groove". Pure Groove. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  3. ^ "Pure Groove". September 7, 2008.
  4. ^ [2] Archived October 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [3] Archived January 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "News | Ipso Facto To Split Up". The Quietus. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  7. ^ April 2017, Scott Munro21. "Purson announce split". Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  8. ^ March 2019, Jerry Ewing28. "Rosalie Cunningham announces self-titled debut solo album on Esoteric Records". Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  9. ^ "Magazine | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  10. ^ "The Last Shadow Puppets - BBC Electric Proms 2008 at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England". YouTube. 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  11. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-08-13.

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