Exclusive interview with folk Pop singer Haroula Rose live worldwide on Gosh!Radio at 10am PST May 19th, 2012
By Robin Rowe
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 2012/5/17 – “I believe my music to be a fusion of genres,” says folk Pop singer-songwriter Haroula Rose. “There’s a folksy element and a Pop element and also a bluegrass-Americana thing going on. It really depends on what the songs wants, and then it can become its own category I suppose. My perspective on songs is that they kinda know what they want to be, and find their own identity as they evolve and get played out live and then recorded. That whole process is helpful, all those steps, in seeing what and how a song should be. My music is fun to play and sing.”
Host Gabrielle Pantera will interview Haroula Rose and take callers’ questions on Gosh!Radio Meet the Music. Watch the show live at www.goshradio.com. Viewers call in each week during the show to ask questions or give a shout out to the guests. Callers phone (559) 546 1700 in the United States: and enter code 472737. Gosh!Radio provides callers with local numbers in 15 countries that are listed on the web site. The show broadcasts worldwide on Saturday mornings at 10am Pacific time.
The music of Haroula Rose is organic, influenced by her experiences, by books, films, emotions, and other music. She says her music doesn’t have a message beyond making people feel good.
“Inspiration is mysterious,” says Rose. “I generally write on the guitar and with a pen and paper, recording a demo so I won’t forget it on my phone. I find that writing can be either way…do the lyrics or music first. When the melody comes first and the words later, it feels more genuine and less labored.”
Rose has started co-writing songs. “That involves a little more thought in terms of structure because you are collaborating,” says Rose. “I have enjoyed singing with Jim White who is also helping produce my next LP. We met at a Ron Sexsmith show in London, backstage, and I was very excited because I’ve been a fan for a long time. So the chance at singing and collaborating is really fun.”
“I like when a song can feel done in one sitting,” says Rose. “That’s magical. But I also feel that, like anything, writing should also be a discipline and setting time aside is very helpful, especially for keeping the shows interesting.”
Rose says she’s been in music for as long as she can remember. “I did choirs and a capella groups too, and musical theater, and had bands growing up.” Rose plays the guitar, violin and piano. She was born in Chicago and grew up in nearby Lincolnwood.
Haroula Rose has performed in Los Angeles, all over California, in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Austin and Washington D.C. Internationally, she’s performed in Athens and Spain.
Rose will have an EP release show in Los Angeles in June. She expects to be performing in the Bay area soon, but the dates haven’t been announced.
Rose would like to perform with Emmylou Harris someday. “That would be a dream come true,” says Rose. “I think she has the most incredible voice.”
Rose second EP, So Easy, is releasing on June 4th. She’s already released an EP, an LP and some singles. Rose is an independent artist who uses online distribution and Topspin, bringing her music and merchandise to fans directly. She calls her label Me Myself and I.
Meet the Music International Call-in Numbers
Local numbers in the USA, UK, Australia Europe, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa.
United States: (559) 546 1700 (CA)),, code 472737 , Saturday 10am PST
Australia +61 1300 559 047, code 472737 , Sydney Sunday 5am
Austria +43 (0) 1 265 05 40, code 472737 , Vienna, Saturday 7pm
Czech Republic +420 225 989 140, code 472737 , Prague, Saturday 7pm
France +33 (0) 1 8014 0620, code 472737 , Paris, Saturday 7pm
Germany +49 (0) 234 543 9810, code 472737 , Berlin, Saturday 7pm
Japan +81 3 5050 5073, code 472737 , Tokyo Sunday 3am
Nigeria +234 1 667 0010, code 472737 , Lagos, Saturday 7pm
Portugal +351 21005 1191, code 472737 , Lisbon, Saturday 6pm
Romania +40 317 807 020, code 472737 , Bucharest, Saturday 8pm
South Africa +27 87 825 0190, code 472737, Cape Town, Saturday 8pm
Spain +34 91 119 6770, code 472737 , Madrid, Saturday 7pm
Switzerland +41 (0) 44 595 9030, code 472737 , Zurich, Saturday 7pm
United Kingdom +44 (0) 784 843 2901, code 472737 , London, Saturday 7pm
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