With a career spanning more than twenty five years, multiple album releases and music awards, numerous appearances at music festivals across the nation and most notably ARIA chart success, rock artist Rose Carleo is the epitome of a hardworking, tenacious and super-talented singer, songwriter and musician.
Long time fan, friend and music historian Glenn A. Baker describes Rose as “a powerful, explosive and percussive performer”. Rose’s vocal performance on her song ‘That Season Again’ left such an indelible impression on him that he was compelled to include the song on his 2012 Sony release ‘It’s A Blues Thing’ placing Rose firmly in the company of iconic artists such as Etta James and Muddy Waters. Coincidentally ‘That Season Again’ co-written with long-time songwriting partner Drew McAlister won the APRA/AMCOS Single of The Year at the 2011 Southern Stars Australian Independent Music Awards.
With the encouragement of Glenn and her life partner Mick Adkins, Rose pursued her inherent blues calling and in 2015 released her much anticipated blues rock album ‘Time is Now’. This critically acclaimed release described as ‘high octane with a rockin’ live vibe’ by Jessie Cunniffe of the Sydney Morning Herald, showcased her remarkable ability to seamlessly transition from country to blues to rock.
If you’re a fan of Emmylou Harris or Etta James, Melissa Etheridge or Bonnie Raitt, Paul Rogers or Robert Plant or even Bon Scott, if you haven’t already discovered Rose Carleo then do your ears and musical heart a favour and allow yourself to be immersed into the world of one of Australia’s finest female voices, Rose Carleo.