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Shea Rose / Press

“Rose played with a unique trio of backing musicians--percussion, guitar, and tap dancer/backup vocalist. Rose's opening number "Get Up" was a smoldering soul ballad urging empowerment, and while her improvised vocal coda may have seemed like hip-hop, we were more reminded of Al Jarreau scat-singing--either way it worked for a lively ending.”

“Most musicians spend a good part of their careers chasing a record label deal. Braintree's Shea Rose had one offered to her, thought it over, and walked away.”

“Shea has the clearest sense of who she wants to be, what she wants her music to inspire, what kind of community she wants to build around the things that she does. Her ability to express that has basically coalesced all the business we do around her,” says Joey Lafyatis head of Rose’s management team for Shea Rose Entertainment.”

“On stage, Shea Rose is breathtakingly talented and charmingly charismatic. She exudes power and confidence through a presence that somehow radiates both comfortable ease and careful coordination. Offstage, she is easy to talk to and surprisingly humble—especially when you consider some of her achievements.”

“Sure, there are plenty of examples of mainstream artists blurring the lines between hip-hop, soul, and R&B, but the fact of the matter is that there are sadly few popular examples of artists that can bring rock to the table too. So to see a female artist exploring the possibilities of this under-explored genre mix is both entertaining and utterly engaging.”

“A show that was as galvanizing and irresistible as anything you're ever likely to hear at mega-venues like TD Garden”

“So chants Shea Rose in the song "Extraordinary Girl," from her kickass 2011 mixtape Little Warrior. Rose is having quite the year (and it's only April!)”

“Sexiest of all: her commitment to activism through her own initiative, My Angel Wears a Fro, which aims to use music as a conduit for social change.”

“That night (2011 Boston Music Awards) she lit up the room with a striking combination of raw energy and polished musicianship, leading her band as they fearlessly bounded through the myriad of hip-hop, rock, and funk influences.”

“Recently crowned the R&B/soul/urban contemporary artist of the year at the Boston Music Awards, Shea Rose is something we rarely see around here: a dynamo who is equally at home in hip-hop, funk, rock, and soul.”

“The act that stole the show was Female Vocalist nominee Shea Rose, who came mostly unbeknownst to me, and proved herself the Boston artist most likely to make an impact on the national stage this year.”

“Modern music is bursting with clones, but singer/rapper Shea Rose has created her own niche. The self-described female “Lenny Kravitz meets Lauryn Hill” brings a blend of hip-hop, r&b, jazz, funk and rock that leaves her virtually peerless in the urban-music world. ”

“The runway show was followed by an incredible performance from Boston Native Shea Rose. She played a few of her own songs, including “I’m the Ish” (which will be my ringtone by morning), and a shockingly awesome hip-hop/rock rendition of The Cranberries’ “Zombie”.”

“Because Queen Latifah likes her women classy, Shea Rose’s recent release is a taut mix of soul, rock and hip-hop. America’s Next Female Rapper, Berklee grad and Dorchester native, Rose calls her musical persona, “Lenny Kravitz meets Lauren Hill” and a little Betty Davis (“because she’s so hot”). ”