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IO Earth Announce New Lead Singer

Local girl Rosanna Lefevre announced as replacement for Linda Odinsen

Birmingham-based proggers IO Earth have announced Rosanna Lefevre as their new lead singer.

The band, who last week that Linda Odinsen had decided to leave the band due to the rigours of travelling to and from her native Norway, today announce that 22-year old Lefevre is the replacement. The 22-year old MA music student, who works part time at the band's rehearsal complex, was suggested by one of her Coventry University lecturers.

"I feel both incredibly lucky and happy to be joining the fantastic IO Earth," she says. "I am humbled to have been given the chance to work with such talented and down to earth people, musicians and songwriters. I can't wait to get to know the bands awesome fan base around the world. I truly believe that this is the beginning of an amazing adventure for us all. Can't wait to see you on the road and start this exciting journey together."

"We're all so excited to introduce Rosanna to the IO Earth Family," adds keyboard player Adam Gough. "It feels like we've discovered a real gem, right under our noses here in Birmingham! At her audition, she blew us away, turning up ready to sing over 70 minutes of IO Earth material! We can't wait to bring her to your neck of the woods."

The band describe Lefevre's vocal style as a mix of classic blues rock with ethereal beauty, and are already hard at work on IO Earth's forthcoming fourth album.

"Rosanna has a very mature approach to music and working with a vocalist that is this musical is a treat and it feels like she has always been there," adds guitarist Dave Cureton. "It has been great fun working with Rosie at the rehearsals as she has a fantastic vibe and is very driven. I’m sure that our IO Earth Family will embrace her and welcome her with open arms."

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