Heather Rose - Bio & Accomplishments
When the ten year run of Providence, Rhode Island’s award winning touring rock act The StereoBirds (formerly The MockingBirds) came to an end in 2005, it didn’t stop lead singer Heather Rose! She switched gears and performed as a singer-songwriter.
In no time, Heather was playing high profile gigs such as The Newport Sunset Festival, Coors Light Maxim Model Search, and The RI Pride Fest. She also opened for Zox, and State Radio at the famous Strand (Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel), and played to a SOLD OUT crowd when she opened for Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing at the closing night of The Call night club.
Winner of 4 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll Awards, including BEST FEMALE VOCALIST, BEST SONG: "Here Again" (f. Tanya Donelly & Elizabeth Steen), and BEST ROOTS ACT, Heather Rose's melodic, magnetic vocals follow in the tradition of Aimee Mann, Liz Phair, and Sheryl Crow. Her lyrics, according to the Northeast Performer are, "…clever and honest and her delivery is pure energy". Boston's The Noise, where Heather took home Best Female Singer in 2001 states she "…has a stage presence that transcends genre. She can sing sweetly or lustily, scream righteously, and draw the audience in. Her songs are folky, gently twangy, and lovely. (And catchy!)".
Heather Rose continues to play at great singer-songwriter venues such as Stone Soup in Pawtucket, RI and get noticed throughout New England for her unique songwriting style. Heather stands out among her peers with a crafted distinct sound that draws upon numerous influences.
An increasingly successful solo career brought forth yet another chapter in Heather Rose’s rockumentary:
Created to “move the orchestra in my head onto a stage”, Heather Rose and The Drama combined SIX MUSICAL GENRES (Rock, Pop, Americana, Blues, Funk, & Jazz) to create a new flavor of rock music all their own! HRD had a solid run of 5yrs, disbanding in 2009.
After continued solo success, she again missed the sound and feel of a full band and formed HEATHER ROSE IN CLOVER in 2012. HRIC provides the vehicle for all of Heather’s vocal stylings: wailing rock anthems, slower pop ballads, heartfelt twang-filled tales and of course Heather’s trademark break-up tunes that come in all forms! Heather teamed up with Lisa Middleton, a native Rhode Islander and Chris Alvarado, a RI transplant by way of New Jersey, to form the creative force of Heather Rose In Clover. These multi-instrumentalists combine their talents to create a fresh mix of rich musical styles while ignoring genre boundaries but never misplacing their rock n’ roll roots. Together they have built a new musical structure atop the pop rock foundation Heather Rose solidified throughout her extensive career! HRIC are a high-energy trio who get their indie sound from the alternative (sometimes grunge, sometimes pop, sometimes both) rock of the 90’s.
Heather Rose can be seen rocking up and down the East coast accompanied by members of HRIC or hitting the stage for a rare solo acoustic show, performing the high energy-rock-pop set that gets everyone's attention. Heather's quirky interpretation of rock supplies tongue-in-cheek pop to make you think, feel and move.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS (2001 - 2014)
2014: HRIC chosen as Local Headliner for Rhode Island Pride Fest!
2014: HRIC opened for KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND at The Newport Yachting Center Concert Series
2013: Opened for BRANDI CARLISLE at Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series @ Newport Yachting Center
2013: Opened for THE B-52’S at Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series @ Newport Yachting Center
2013: Nominated for Best Female Rock Vocalist in Motif Magazine Music Awards
2012: Selected to play BRIGHT NIGHT PROVIDENCE
2012: Performed with JENN BOSTIC (Nashville, TN)
2012: Started new band – Heather Rose In Clover
2012: Interviewed JOAN RIVERS for Get Magazine
2011: Invited to perform at Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for “Hey Providence! It’s Your 375th Birthday Bash” with Deer Tick, The ‘mericans, & more!
2011: THREE songs featured on Hear In Rhode Island’s “Singing About Providence” CD, celebrating the 375th Anniversary of the founding of Providence, RI
2011: Performed National Anthem at Brown University’s Annual Night Football Game
2011: Opened for Sirsy (again)!!
2011: Opened for NYC’s Allison Weiss
2011: Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter in Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll
2010: Feature Artist for Aspire's A-Bar Summer 2010 Sunday Brunch Series
2010: Performed at RI Pride Fest 2010
2010: Performed on The Highland's Inn 2010 Music Series!
2009: Heather Rose opened for Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) & Matthew Sweet @ The Regent Theatre
2009: Nominated for Best Female Vocalist in Limelight Magazine's Music Awards
2009: opened for MELISSA FERRICK
2009: Performed at Provincetown Rocks Fest (headliners: Presidents of the US)
2009: PERFORMED at THE MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS in Boston!
2008: WINNER of 94 HJY's SOUNDCHECK SHOWCASE! Naming HRD one of
New England's Top 4 Rock bands due to their single "That Girl's A Machine"
2008: Heather Rose opened for MICHELLE MALONE!
2008: Heather Rose opened for SIRSY!
2008: Nominated BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in Motif Magazine Music Awards
2008: Performed at The Vixen during a coveted slot at WOMEN's WEEK in P-TOWN!
2008: Selected to perform at RI Pride Fest for the 5th straight year!
2008: Nominated for BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll
2007: Opening for BETTY (NY, L-Word Theme) at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel @ The Strand
2007: Opening act for JACK'S MANNEQUIN at the '07 NEWPORT SUNSET FESTIVAL! (on the MAINSTAGE!)
2007 WINNER: BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in Motif Magazine Music Awards
2007 : Nominated for BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll
2007 - 95.5 WBRU ROCK HUNT - Alternate Band (Placed 9 out of over 400)
2007 – One out of 50 bands chosen to play The Block Island Music Festival!
2007 - Selected as the local headliner of The Goddess Show!
2006- BEST ROOTS ACT in Providence Phoenix's BEST MUSIC POLL!!
2006- BEST FEMALE VOCALIST RUNNER UP in Motif Magazine Music Awards
2006 - Nominated for 4 Motif Music Awards: BEST FEMALE VOCALIST (Alternative Rock), BEST FEMALE VOCALIST (Americana), BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER, BEST ALBUM (Compilation for RISA)
2006 - Played the historical LUPO's HEARTBREAK HOTEL @ THE STRAND, opening for ZOX and STATE RADIO!
2006 – Invited to sing at the Marriage Equality Rally @ The RI State House
2005 -Voted Best Song "Here Again" in 2005's Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll and awarded runner-up for Best Female Vocalist.
2005- Heather selected as a "Goddess" ( The top 8 female musicians in RI) for RI Pride's Goddess Show
2004- BEST FEMALE VOCALIST & Runner Up for BEST SONG "Here Again"!!! in Providence Phoenix's BEST MUSIC POLL!!
2004- LOCAL HEADLINERS for RI PRIDE FEST!!
2004- Invited to play ROCK n' RIDE Music Festival in Louisville Kentucky's SIX FLAGS!!! w/ Violent Femmes
2004- THREE HUGE NOMINATIONS in PROVIDENCE PHOENIX BEST MUSIC POLL:
-BEST LOCAL ACT -BEST FEMALE VOCALIST -BEST SONG "HERE AGAIN"
2004 - Heather was invited to play The Green St. Music Series Blondie Tribute
2004 - Heather was selected as a Celebrity Judge in GuitarCenter's GuitarMegeddon 2004 Contest
2004 - Heather was selected as one of 5 panalists to represent RI Musicians & Club Owners in a Round Table Discussion of the Station Fire Tragedy Aftermath
2004 - Heather made the list of the “25 Most Beautiful People in Boston" in Boston's The Noise Mag.
2004- "Here Again" nominated for a Buzzie for Best Song of 2003 (US Unsigned Band)
2004 - Top 10 Finalists in Buzzplay Best Unsigned Band 2003
2003 - Recorded “Here Again” with Tanya Donelly (formerly of Belly, Throwing Muses, and the Breeders) and Elizabeth Steen (Tanya Donelly, Natalie Merchant)
2003 - Performed at RI Pride Day for 15,000 people
2003 - “Call to Action” benefit DVD including “BlackOut”
2003 - “Call to Action” benefit CD including “BlackOut”
2003 - Local Mix Compilation CD including “Nicole America”
2002 - Boston Noise Mag. pick “Top 10 Bands of the Year”
2002 - Finalist in the “Guitar Center’s Battle of the Bands”
2001 - Boston Noise Mag. picked as the first “Boston Women in Rock” centerfold
2001 - NorthEast winners of the “Jim Beam Battle of the Bands”
2001 - Showcased at 2NMC- Nashville Music Conference
2001 - Boston Noise Mag. voted “Best Female Vocalist”
2001 - Semi-Finalist in the “WBRU 95.5 Rock Hunt”
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