The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do.
“Rozette has been sharing her big, powerful and technically masterful voice across North America for the past decade. Rozette’s new EP combines and unleashes her #sorrynotsorry, empowering, feminist spirit like none of her previous work. Rozette’s single, “Bite,” is an empowering, quirky pop track highlighting her soulful vocals”.
When did you know you wanted to be a musician?
I was a late bloomer. Even though I spent my entire childhood memorizing every diva song I could get my ears on… and even though my first word was “music”, it took my until age 14 to realize I maybe shouldn’t go to med school. By the time high school graduation came, I realized I had no choice. Music chose me. I think that’s mostly how it goes.
Are you trained? How did you develop your skills?
Meh. I’m pretty self taught. I took a year of classical vocal training in my teens, then spent the next million years undoing the classical stylings I had learned. I quit because I wanted to try songwriting and be at the helm of the piano, not standing beside it.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Artists ranging from Alanis Morissette to Lady Gaga. Pink. Jess Glynne. In my younger years, Eva Cassidy and Whitney Houston.
How would you describe your sound?
Vocal Pop, I guess…? This is always such an interesting question. I feel like music fans/consumers would be better at answering it. Hehe… I love big beats and fun, fat bass lines, but I also love singing my face off. So, “vocal pop” seems like the simplest category; Though I love to through in a dash of soul. I have so many 6/8 tunes!
What’s your favourite tune in your repertoire and why?
“BITE” is the most fun, authentic, sassy tune in my catalogue. It makes me smile every time I play the intro! :-)
What can audiences expect from one of your live shows?
Piano and big, bold vocals. Lots of stripped down acoustic versions os tunes but I’m starting to work in some loops and beats.