Turquoise Rose
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Turquoise Rose


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Have had several songs played on internet radio with Lou Nelson promotions, Texas Drover Records at:
and am being played on the Les Amsterdam radio show
in Canada.
Also occasional other gigs and open mic nights.



Olivia Francis, AKA Turquoise Rose:
Vocals, Keyboard, and percussion


In the small Texas town of Quanah, on the Fourth of July, Olivia’s life began with a big bang!
At the age of one and a half she and her family relocated
to California where she lived until the early 70’s.

She comes from a long line of Poets/Artists and Musicians on her father’s side.
Her father and brothers all sang and played guitar/harmonica.

In her own words:

I grew up with music and as a child would always seek out the neighborhood garage bands, by following the sound down the alleys until I found them.
If I had to describe my music I would have to say: Attitude, my way. I definitely have my own style, even though I’m often told I sound like other various singers.
I started out singing rock in my 20’s until I was told more than a few times I had a country voice. I guess that's what you get when you're born in Texas, lol! I used to get so aggravated because I didn't like country music at all back then.
But, after a while, I broke down, started listening & loving it.

Although Country music is my main genre I am now having fun experimenting with other’s, including Spirituals, Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Alternative...and sometimes just a hint of Disco or whatever else feels right at the time. I also love creating Jingles.
My musical influences range from Olivia Newton-John/ Joni Mitchell/ Heart/Rolling Stones/ Eagles/Beatles/Fleetwood Mac (too many to list) to Linda Ronstadt/Loretta Lynn/Dolly Parton/Patsy Cline/Sara Evans/Shania Twain/ Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood and many more.

My musical adventures have included several bands, from California to Arizona and Texas.
In Prescott, Ariz. I sang with the Leroy B. Band (Bluegrass, Country) and also sang and wrote with other various talented musicians in that area, working on copy and original music.

After moving to Dallas in 1983 I auditioned and was hired as a lead/backup vocalist for the band "Flashback".
(We had a teenage Elvis impersonator by the name of Gary Ladell)
who was excellent! The band consisted of 7 members:
Ronnie Dee/ "Italian Stallion"/Drums, band leader.
Mr.Roy Rogers/"Huggy-Bear"/Lead Guitar, Vocals,
Mike Fugget/"Doctor Love"/Bass, vocals,
Ms. Gloria Mosley/"Lady Soul"/ Lead and Backup vocals
Doug Baskin/"The Professor"/Keys
Gary Ladell/"Elvis"/Vocals and last but not least, me/"Sparkles"/Lead and Backup vocals.

Also, while living in the Dallas area I performed at the
Wylie, Mesquite and Garland Oprys.
In the 80’s I entered a singing contest at the Wylie Opry, where the winning prize was a 45 single on the Alexander Charter Record label, produced in a Nashville recording Studio. The way the contest was judged was by audience applause and unfortunately for me, I didn't have any of my friends or family there so I took second place. Boy, was I ever heartbroken. I wanted that prize so bad I could taste it! The girl who won Entertainer of the Year, Vicki Lynn, was a friend of mine (with a beautiful voice). She decided to put a song I wrote that she loved called "Stranger" on side B. I was so excited to at least be involved and am still grateful to her for including me. I still have one of those 45's framed on side "B".

After leaving “Flashback” I moved to Amarillo in 1989 where I auditioned for the band "Kracker Jack" and was a member for six months.

Here’s a story about what happened one night when we were performing: Thank God I'm still here to tell it!
I was on stage singing when a jealous girlfriend of another musician friend of mine came in toting a gun & threatening to shoot me.
I had to leave the stage & club abruptly in fear for my life.
(Of course, I was totally innocent of her claims.) What a nightmare!

After that I packed up and headed to Nashville to try my luck.

That's where I met Faron Young who told me I had some very good songs but was too old to make it in the industry (I was 37). After trying for a while I went back to Amarillo figuring perhaps he was right, but I'm not one to give up easily, so here I am today, still pluggin' along chasin' the dream! If I don't make a dent in the Industry before I die I'm packing up all my songs and takin' them with me, Sha-na-na-na-nah, ha-ha!
But seriously, I believe the Business needs some up and coming older folks (who've paid their dues) on Major Labels. Perhaps it could be called the:
" Still Kickin' Music Label". :} ;} :} ;]

I’m a former member of the FWSA,
And a current BMI affiliate.

Over the years I have entered and placed in many competitions
for singing/songwriting.
In July, 2005 my song "Half A Woman" placed among
the top five finalists in the Country category and in September 2007 my song “Walk In Faith ”received the Suggested Artist Award in the songoftheyear’s lyric competition.

I now live in Amarillo, continuing the musical adventure!
Singing & writing is in my blood so it looks like I