Meet Rose

“Singing is my life, my purpose. We need music just as much as we need love.
— Rose

Origins

Born in Honduras, and a firstborn of six sisters, Rose would never stop singing. Her parents began to notice her voice particularly with the song "My heart will Go on" from the movie Titanic at the age of 8. 

 Pc: Daniel Lopez

Pc: Daniel Lopez

At school, Rose she was first introduced to singing by her Elementary music teacher Lubis Irias. Rose was part of the choir he directed. Lubis wanted to have Rose sing solo on "Sing a Song" by the Carpenters, but she was so shy he had to pretend the mic was for everyone and ended up having Rose sing it the day of, becoming a beautiful childhood memory, singing along with friends on the "la,la,la,la,la" part in the "Teatro Manuel Bonilla" Venue, located in Tegucigalpa City.

 

This same teacher took Rose to record vocals in a studio for the first time, along with two more girls, for a children song written by Tony Sierra to UNESCO called "Podemos Hacer Un Mundo Mejor" (We Can Make A Better World), originally "Igual que tu" (Just Like You), which won prices in Holand and then got translated into English and French. He then coached Rose all through Elementary and took her to different singing contests, events and TV Shows like "Fantastico"" and "Fin de Semana", not knowing it would become one of her greatest life passions. 

Rose's mom took her to a studio to record a cover for "Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti" by Christina Aguilera at age 10. Her second time at a studio. The support from Rose's family with her music has always meant a lot to her.

As a teenager Rose found meaning for her singing in a church established by Americans in Honduras called "Tabernaculo de Sion" (Zion Tabernacle). This passionate, modern, and eclectic group of people taught her more about music, life and love.

"They taught me how we can use everything we are to love others" -Rose
 Chochi Sosa Stadium

Chochi Sosa Stadium

 "Audiolove", Pc: Juan Aguilar

"Audiolove", Pc: Juan Aguilar

A few years later Rose joined the band "Audiolove" (Named "Midnight Coffee" after) as a background vocalist, but the band members made her the lead singer after their first album "Everybody Needs Love (2010); where she recorded lead vocals for "Lately" and "I". Did a Duet with Joca on "I Want To Live" and harmonies on all the other songs. 

Originally Joca the guitarist and writer of most of the songs was going to be the vocalist, but after switching, Rose sang almost all of the songs from the album live. Joca sang a few of them and some others where still performed as a duet, while adding new ones that were unrecorded like "Answers", "No Tags", "Renaissance", "Run Away" and "Time", among others to their shows. They did predominantly alternative rock, pop, blues and blues-rock for 7 years in Honduras.

 Rose Rodriguez, Pc: Nahun Rodriguez Photography

Rose Rodriguez, Pc: Nahun Rodriguez Photography

Rose co-wrote "I Want To Live" with Joca, and wrote Melody and lyrics to "No Tags", "Run Away" and "Time".

Before the band broke up, they played all around Honduras and got to places they never thought they would; like being the second band in the history of Honduras to have a video aired on MTV Latin America, with their song "No Estoy Solo" (Not Alone), making Rose the first Honduran female singer on MTV, became a finalist in the National Pepsi Battle of the bands contest, had their song "Communication" featured on a Coca Cola Commercial, were nominated for "Band of the Year" in the Extra Awards, and won the Tigo Music Fest Contest which let them be an opening act for artists like Pitbull, Prince Royce and others at the Chochi Sosa Stadium.

As they were recording their second album to be released in 2016, they were featured in the "Right Side Blog" as Midnight Coffee and got selected by Squarespace to be part of a compilation album called "Music That Rocks", with artists that had a ".band" site. 

 "Not Alone" on MTV Wake Up Hits

"Not Alone" on MTV Wake Up Hits

 Gabriel Cuellar, "Nono" from "Los Bohemios del Reggaeton, Sheyla Downing, and Rose 

Gabriel Cuellar, "Nono" from "Los Bohemios del Reggaeton, Sheyla Downing, and Rose 

 with Nilo Espinal from "Diablos Negros"

with Nilo Espinal from "Diablos Negros"

Rose did some projects on the side, like being a judge for the "Let's Go" Series ("The Voice" style contest) multiple times for Great Commission Church, and Background Vocals on the national soccer song "Viva Honduras" by Rony Pavon, which won first place and got them singing on the National "Tiburcio Carias" stadium in Tegucigalpa. 

 National Stadium "Tiburcio Carias"

National Stadium "Tiburcio Carias"

Rose had an honorable mention on "Singers Universe" in November 2016 for her cover song "Black Coffee". 

Starting over in music and having moved to the U.S. in September 2016 (Nashville, TN) after living all her life in Honduras, Rose is ecstatic to start new projects and see what is to come now!  

"Between exploring new genres like Blues-Rock, pop, soul, and writing new songs; I'm trembling, dancing, screaming, getting to explore a new country which I call my home now, and meeting new people every day. This is my dream come true. I'm excited about today and can't wait to meet you!
Join me on this journey as I look forward to releasing my debut Ep album in this coming August 17th, 2018 at the Mercy Lounge,  Let's PAARTYYYY!!!"
-Rose

 

 Pc: Daniel Lopez

Pc: Daniel Lopez

Rose Rodriguez (John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge) Nashville 2017

 Teatro Manuel Bonilla

Teatro Manuel Bonilla

 lyrics for UNESCO song "We Can Make A Better World"

lyrics for UNESCO song "We Can Make A Better World"