Melody Rose
Gig Seeker Pro

Melody Rose

Huntington, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Huntington, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Melody Rose Opens for Howard Jones at the Paramount"

New York native, singer Melody Rose, was first to the stage. Having had the chance to tour Europe, Rose is an artist with a bright future as she works on her debut album with producer Ryan Lerman. The singer-songwriter’s thirty minute set was dominated by piano driven numbers showcasing her extraordinary voice as she played tracks such as her single “Dressed to Kill” and “I Only Have Love For You.” Rose harkened back to the best female acts of the ’60s and ’70s as she gave off the vibe of an edgy Carole King, the sharp wit of Rickie Lee Jones, and the power and confidence of a seasoned Diana Ross. No easy task, Rose was able, as an opener, to provide a delightful set for the crowd. Her debut EP is available through her website - Cryptic Rock

"PREMIERE: Melody Rose EP Stream"

Pop/soul singer-songwriter Melody Rose is set to release her self-titled EP tomorrow, but you can stream the entire EP a day early! Stream the beautifully crafted set of songs below and get to know a rising star in Melody Rose. She trained classically in opera for nine years, studied jazz for seven, and received her M.A. in music composition. All that training becomes evident when you stream her debut, with confident & powerful tracks and a knack for creating a lasting hook. - Ground Sounds

"EXCLUSIVE: Miss Melody Rose "Big" is a Jazzy Hit that Will Have You Hooked!"

What is it about the end of the year that brings out the best music from so many talented artists? We’re not sure, but we love it!

Miss Melody Rose is a young artist on the rise, but the classy tone that she brings to the table rivals the likes of Sara Bareilles or Adele. Blending a jazzy style with today’s pop feel, Melody brings something to the table unlike anything we’ve ever heard before.

Down below, we have the EXCLUSIVE premiere of Miss Melody Rose’s new single Big. Straight from her upcoming self-titled EP, you can get your first taste of Melody’s unique musical style right here.

If you’re in love with Big as much as we are, then you’ll want to check out Miss Melody Rose’s upcoming EP, due out in January 2015. We’re excited to see how she’s starting off the new year, and we hope you’ll be joining us :) - Fan La La

"[PREMIERE] Melody Rose "Big" Videosong feat. Andrew Kesler"

Wavo is pleased to bring you an exclusive premiere from pop/soul singer-songwriter Melody Rose. This live video for "Big" which comes off her self-titled debut EP, AVAILABLE NOW. Melody's soulful vocals blend with her jazz-influenced pop music leading Pop Dose to acclaim, "There's a quirky quality to her singing that makes her brand of pop so appealing." The amazing video was recorded in Toronto @ Canterbury Studios and it features Canada's own, producer Andrew Kesler. #pop #jazz #mainstream #premiere - Wavo

"Melody Rose - Portrait of a Rising Star!"

So here is the deal...

I receive what I call partial if not incredibly incomplete work from artists in the form of singles. I don't review singles. Until now...

Word of mouth has made and broken many a business not to mention recording artists before their career really even gets off the ground. I noticed a drummer friend of mine by the name of Jordan Young had "liked" Melody Rose on face book. Young is a gifted musician and one of the hot tickets in straight ahead drumming and I value his opinion so I was intrigued. Who is Melody Rose and why should I care?

Rose is from Long Island, New York. A gifted vocalist having studied with the New York Voices and having toured Europe while performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival on two occasions so the whole, "Who is she and why should I care" can be easily put to bed. Rose is blessed with a warm unique tone, impeccable phrasing and serious cross over potential. Artist comparisons have been tossed out but the only one working for me at the moment would be a more talented version of Melody Gardot. Sound a bit harsh? The single "Dressed To Kill" shows off a strong lyrical presence with sophisticated jazz harmonies and colorful changes. There are artists twenty years her senior that still can't pull that off.

A rising star...

The right producer could have Melody Rose a major star inside a year. The wrong producer could have her selling cosmetics at the local mall in six months. A mediocre producer could have her spending thirty years working the club circuit wondering where it all went wrong. I have and probably still will rant about social media and it's misuse by artists. Melody Rose seems to be taking things one tune and one video at a time. Baby steps. Less is more and quality not quantity seems to be her wheelhouse. While I still skip over singles as a rule, thanks to social media I have been turned on to a vocal artist with mad skills and unlimited potential.

Check her out at - Critical Jazz


Such a well written, catchy pop tune with an alternative edge to it, Her voice is amazing as is the songwriting, the lyrics are good. The piano playing on the song, is excellent. This is such a good tune, the musicianship on this song is amazing. - Parx-E Web Zine

"Melody Rose- Lightning Strikes (single)"

"In a couple of months, we'll be thinking of the best locally released songs and albums of 2014- and that list will no doubt be topped by this potential hit single by Long Island's Melody Rose. Released in February, the song scored airplay all over the globe and made the Top 20 at Lluvia FM radio in Spain...This song is going a long way in adding to her list of accomplishments; it's a light, airy, and sexy love song; it moves along with a pleasing, lightly rocking pace. Rose's understated vocal is perfect for the song, which sounds exactly like the moment that you realize that you're infatuated with the person you've been seeing." - Good Times Magazine

"Melody Rose Announces New Single"

Pop/soul singer-songwriter Melody Rose announced the release of her new single, “I Only Have Love For You.” The single comes from her upcoming self-titled debut EP, which is due out in January 2015.

Her soulful, classic style will entrance listeners, as it does on “I Only Have Love For You.” The song is filled with rich vocals and instrumentals, intertwined with raw emotion that allows the track to make a wonderful first impression. You can stream the song below. For more on Melody, click onto the following: - Planet Stereo

"Premiere: Melody Rose "I Only Have Love for You" Official Music Video"

NYC vocalist, Melody Rose is preparing to release her self-titled debut EP at the beginning of 2015. The EP’s lead single is “I Only Have Love for You” and Surviving the Golden Age is pleased to premiere the track’s official music video. Sounding somewhere between Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones, the piano ballad gets an equally emotive video. Director Gonzalo Romero mixes close-ups of the singer with images of the ocean, the beach, and stone structures while a recurring theme of Rose writing in a journal are explored. They seem like fitting visuals for the beautiful track. - Surviving the Golden Age

"Single Play"

Melody Rose certainly has a soulful sound, but there’s also a quirky quality to her singing that makes her brand of pop so appealing. “Last Call” could easily be one of those pub sing-alongs — well, if you are in the UK. And to put a fine point on what this song is about, Rose does bring in a chorus of drunken revelers in the ride out. I’ve been spinning this one quite a bit since the link was sent to me, and I kept wondering why the song was so damn appealing. But it doesn’t take too much thought to understand why: a song about drunken good times with friends is always appealing. Have a listen and you’ll hear what I mean with “Last Call.” - Pop Dose


Still working on that hot first release.



Huntington, NY based singer/songwriter, Melody Rose has had the fortune of touring Europe on two occasions, performing at various music conferences/festivals as well as singing along side Billy Joel.  Rose recently opened for Howard Jones at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY.  Cryptic Rock reviewed her performance:

  • "Rose harkened back to the best female acts of the ’60s and ’70s as she gave off the vibe of an edgy Carole King, the sharp wit of Rickie Lee Jones, and the power and confidence of a seasoned Diana Ross.”

Melody attributes her unique vocal style to her various musical upbringings, starting with her birth name, Melody Rose, which would foreshadow her life’s passion.  She trained classically in opera for nine years, and studied jazz for seven. Upon receiving her M.A. in music composition, Melody continued to work on her craft as a singer-songwriter, and subsequently released her E.P. in February 2015. Her recent single, “Lightning Strikes,” received rave reviews, peaking at position 5 in the Hot 100 Charts on LLUVIA FM Radio in Spain, leading Good Times Magazine to say:
  • “It’s a light, airy, and sexy love song; it moves along with a pleasing, lightly rocking pace...All in all, given the solid groove and the great instrumental performances as well, this single is a tasteful triumph.”
Music Magazine UK raves:
  • “Soul is definitely one thing that Melody has no shortage of, and you’ll be sure to listen again and again to gain an insight in to this young up-and-coming artist.”  

Band Members