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Let's talk with Craig "Rosie" Rosevear

Rosie Sunnies 1
1. In a few words tell us about your current role.
Principal of Rosie’s School of Rock: I lead a great team of musicians who teach & mentor kids to perform in a band.
2. How have you reached this point in your professional life?
I have been fortunate enough to be taught and mentored by some great teachers and through Rosie’s School of Rock my goal is to pass on the lessons I have learnt.
I began with the Marching Koalas and the NSW Youth Orchestra. I started playing in professional bands at age 15, during this time I became great friends with Grant Walmsley and he asked me to join The Screaming Jets. The band did very well during the 90’s and I had the opportunity to play some amazing gigs and record many great songs that would become part of the soundtrack of Oz Rock.
3. When you’re not at work, where can we find you?
My passion is Surfing. You will find me at Merewether Beach and I love family time at the park.
4. Where do you find inspiration?
From my wife Belinda and my friends, I learn from them how to be a better person.
5. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Surround yourself with people who want you to be the best you can be.
6. What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have a degree in marketing.
7. How would you like to see the Hunter evolve over the next decade?
I love the boutique bars and café’s popping up. Besides it’s great wine I would like to see the Hunter become renown for the great coffee, food and beer it is already producing.
8. What’s your favourite Hunter restaurant/café/bar?
Blue Door & Longbench.
9. Are you reading anything at the moment?
I love reading biographies, currently I am reading about the legendary Belgium Cyclists Eddie Merckxs.
10. Do you have a favourite sport or team?
Always true to the Red & Blue- Newcastle Knights.
11. What’s the best line from a film you’ve ever
“This one goes to 11” from Spinal Tap