EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

Maya Rose is an emerging R&B singer-songwriter and musician from Castlemaine, Victoria (Australia). 22-year-old Maya was born into a musical family and grew up listening to Soul and 90’s R&B. Her influences include Sade, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. She began learning piano at an early age and started writing songs at age 14. Maya Rose mesmerizes audiences with her soulful vocals, moving lyrics and compelling sounds on keyboard. She was nominated for ‘Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act’ Music Victoria Awards in 2019. Since winning the Castlemaine heat of Battle of the Bands in 2017, Maya Rose has performed her songs on keyboard as a solo artist on over 100 occasions at regional festivals, live music venues and community, corporate and private events. Maya Rose recorded and independently released her debut single ‘See You Again’ and EP Time in collaboration with Melbourne producers Jerome Farah (Baker Boy, KIAN) and Aman Bayatly (Adrian Eagle) in 2019. It received strong reviews, support from triple j unearthed and new audiences. ‘Lovely voice from Maya Rose on this moving record. Throwing back to some classic 90s R&B here!’ – Tommy Faith. Maya Rose has continued to build on her experiences as a writer and performer with regular gigs and live-stream events in Melbourne and regional Victoria. She launched EP Time at The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, and The Handlebar, Bendigo in 2019. During Covid-19 lockdowns she performed in several live-streamed music events, including ‘Play at Home’ at the Bendigo Capital and Ulumbarra Theatres. Maya is currently working on her second EP with Melbourne producer Julian Steel. She released her new single ‘Mind the Gap’, on gender inequality and female empowerment, in September 2021. ‘Mind the Gap is an empowering anthem that is lyrically, musically and creatively brilliant.’ – The Real Songwriters of Melbourne. Maya Rose is hard working and ultimately wants to connect with as many listeners as possible in a meaningful way – to share songs that are about female empowerment, being true to yourself and standing up for who and what you believe in.
‘Mind the Gap’ triple j Unearthed Review – Dave Ruby Howe ‘The smooth sax wriggled in and I immediately thought “Sade!”. And then it’s in your sound-alikes, Maya. You’re on it. As silken as the track is there’s also potency with the issue of gender equality at the heart here.’ – Dave Ruby Howe ‘Mind the Gap’ triple j Unearthed Review – Declan Byrne ‘a smoky, soulful, chiller rnb blend from maya!’ Declan Byrne ‘Mind the Gap’ Review – A&R Factory (award winning UK music blog) ‘Sung with a supremely soulful energy which shows her clear frustration, Maya is able to elegantly explain what is on her mind with such incredibly beautiful vocals and smartly-penned lyrics.’ – Llewelyn Screen (A&R Factory) ‘One of those heartfelt anthems that is made with that rare love that is so truthful.’ – Llewelyn Screen (A&R Factory) ‘Dazzling song all about demanding change for the good of the world.’ – Llewelyn Screen (A&R Factory) ‘Maya Rose is at her glorious best on Mind the Gap.’ – Llewelyn Screen (A&R Factory) ‘Mind the Gap’ Interview – Ben Madden ‘Mind The Gap, is a protest song. Starting with a sample of chanting female protestors, it’s a track that transforms the energy that people all over the world have expressed in recent years, turning it into a song that crackles with the energy of fury channelled into music.’ – Ben Madden ‘Mind the Gap’ Review – The Real Songwriters of Melbourne ‘Mind the Gap is an empowering anthem that is lyrically, musically and creatively brilliant.’ – Bradley Henri (The Real Songwriters of Melbourne) Time – triple j Unearthed Review – Tommy Faith ‘Lovely voice from Maya Rose on this moving record. Throwing back to some classic 90s R&B here!’ – Tommy Faith Time – Music Video Premiere – scenestr ‘Heavy with eerie piano loops, delectably sparse electronic production and Maya’s haunting vocals, ‘Time’ pounds with a slow-burn of R&B, soul magic that’s sure to catch your attention. Something akin to a Vera Blue-Billie Eilish love child if you need an audio reference.’ – Gareth Bryant (scenestr) Interview with Forte Magazine ‘Fusing soulful vocals, ballad-driven piano, pounding R&B beats and lively jazz, ‘Time’ encompasses periods of music from yesteryear, from ‘90’s urban R&B to ‘70’s soul.’ – Tammy Walters (Forte Magazine) ‘See You Again’ Single Premiere – TheMusic.com.au ‘Melbourne R&B talent Maya Rose has produced a stunning debut single with See You Again’ – TheMusic ‘See You Again’ Music Video Premiere / BTS & Interview – CLIPPED.TV ‘From the very opening shots of this video, hanging champagne flutes and the stylish décor of this cocktail bar, “See You Again” exudes class. However, it’s when Maya Rose makes her first appearance, delivering her words with that trademark sultry restraint, that the tone for the video is truly set.’ – Anth Webster (CLIPPED.TV) ‘See You Again’ triple j Unearthed Review – Declan Byrne ‘contorting and bending my body to this snake charmer.’ – Declan Byrne
-Nominated ‘Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act’ Music Victoria Awards 2019 -Winner of Battle of The Bands Castlemaine Heat 2017 -Runner-up of Freeza Push Start Northern Country Regional Finals 2017
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