Rosie Smith

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Rosie Smith
Birth nameRosemary Ellen Smith
Born (1984-07-20) 20 July 1984 (age 35)
Rock and roll
Neo soul
Extreme metal
Gazz (Gothic Jazz)
InstrumentsKeyboards, saxophone, harp
Years active2005–present
Associated actsJacks Back
Tina Turner Tribute Band
Cradle of Filth
Rosa Damascena
Robert John and Rosie Smith

Rosemary Ellen "Rosie" Smith (born 20 July 1984, London) is an English rock and metal musician, best known as the former keyboardist of the British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth,[1] with whom she remained until 2009.


Born in London, Smith moved to Dorset at the age of twelve. She earned a music diploma at Weymouth College, where she met and joined her first band, Jacks Back. During this time she also played saxophone in a Tina Turner tribute band. At the age of twenty, she attended the University of Salford, where her next band Sugalo was formed. Soon after that she met Cradle of Filth and was suggested for audition by a mutual acquaintance.

Smith has also embarked on two projects separate to Cradle of Filth, her solo project 'Rosa Damascena' and the duo 'Robert John and Rosie Smith'. Rosa Damascena has seen the release on one EP 3 Days Before Midnight, which is her own copyrighted genre 'Gazz' (goth jazz). Robert John and Rosie Smith are currently recording their debut album, Broken Branches and both records have been recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Smith.

Smith currently resides back in Dorset together with her fiancée and her baby daughter. Rosie now teaches piano and is the CEO of Shooting Gallery Studios.


  1. ^ "Cradle of Filth Frontman Explains Lineup Changes for European Tour". 18 June 2009. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2010.