mya rose

mya rose

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

soulful vocals backed by rockin' folk with a hint of country

Biography

Born Sept. 4, 1979, Mya Rose has been gigging around the world for 12 years.....been singing and writing music quite a bit longer....from huge stages to street corners, from Korea to England, California to North Carolina, she propels forward to get her music heard. So many amazing musicians/bands in and out of her life...never knowing what to expect, never knowing where she'll end up, her life turns into a song, and whoever is there at the moment will leave an impression on the story...

Mya Rose wrote, recorded, & produced her first solo album: 'breaking free.' Half of this CD was recorded on her 30' O'day, "Risky Business", and the music reflects this, the ocean and seagulls can be faintly heard in the back ground. Some of her songs are about living free on the tiny island of Ocracoke, others pose questions such as 'Do You Want LOVE? OR Do You Want MONEY?' She is currently working on her next album aboard her boat studio "Burnett Trilogy", a 30' Pearson, in the Ocracoke Harbor, while living out on the hook in the O'day.

Mya Rose, a full-time musician, has spent the last 3 years playing in the Outer Banks of NC. 2008 will be the last season spent on Ocracoke, and she will continue on with her husband, Bryan Gill, sailing and gigging from port to port from NC to wherever the wind blows. You can hear some of her tunes on 99.1 'the sound', a radio station based in Wanchese, NC, and random independent radio and internet stations around the world.

Her music is described as 'soulful vocals backed by rockin' folk with a hint of country'. All performances include original music and some covers, including: Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Steve Miller Band, Ella Fitzgerald, Gratefull Dead, Janis Joplin, ect. Her vocals and guitar playing comes from deep within her soul. She strives to voice a difference, while her lyrics tease the conscience, make listeners think, smile, laugh and dance. She challenges everyone to be the best that they can be. Imagine this world if everyone believed in themselves and offered their gifts to the world? Make a difference!!

Mya Rose is available for solo performances, hosting open mics, and hiring others to accompany her. CD's are available at www.myaroseband.com

Lyrics

love in yourself

Written By: mya rose wilkins

sometimes people go and you can't explain why, but you can't let them hold you back and you can't let life pass you by. and you've got to grieve your losses and then let love make you stronger, because love is beautiful when you let it go. and there's nothing here to hold onto until you find arms to fall into but if you don't find love from someone else you can always find it in yourself.
sometimes it's easy to see darkness all around, to get lost in what others think, to let others bring you down. but there's beauty all around us, we can't focus on the bad things because life is beautiful when we let it go. there's nothing here to hold onto except love when it finds you, but if you don't find love from someone else you can always find it in yourself.
and there's nothing here to hold onto until you find arms to fall into but if you don't find love from someone else you can always find love in yourself.

Discography

slappin' patties 'take me home' 2001
mya rose wilkins 'live in hollywood' 2003
mya rose 'breaking free' 2007
live shows in 99.1 studio & breaking free has airplay on 99.1 (outer banks, NC) 2005-present

Set List

have 5 hours of music.
in one night we usually play 3- 45 minute sets.
mix originals and covers including: janis joplin, johnny cash, steve miller band, avett brothers, bob marley, etc.