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The hard-edged streets of North Boston were a tough proving ground for a young Eileen Rose. With eight older siblings, Rose paid plenty of dues growing up. Trotting from New England to Old England with her plentiful Irish-Italian American family gave her much fodder for later use in songs. Being the front person for bands such as Daisy Chain, Medici Slot Machine, and Fledgling got her foot in the music industry door and allowed her to hone her craft while learning the ropes. (Vocally, look to her influences for some sort of metaphoric description. For somewhere between Kate Bush, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nicks you might find Eileen Rose.) Living in England for most of the '90s colored the songwriting and musicianship on Rose's solo debut, Shine Like It Does. Recorded in South Wales, it was produced by Jerry Boys who started his by working with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and released in early 2001 on Compass Records. A year later, Rose hooked up with pedal steel player Iain Harvey and guitarist Kris Dollimore to produce her second album, Long Shot Novena. Come the Storm arrived in 2005. ~ Kelly McCartney