Shani Rose wrote the song "Listen to the Music" for two fans from Portland who have been supportive since her 2nd tour in 2009. Their 6 month old baby girl was in the hospital with meningitis in November 2014, and Shani felt like she wanted to do something to help bring them some positive energy and love in such a difficult time. This song is a celebration, a statement loud and clear, that brings hope to anyone who is listening. The kind of hope that helps us keep going in life even though we sometimes don't know how we'll make it through.
Engineer - Jonathan Nesvadba
Recorded at: Pearl Tone Studios
“[Shani Rose’s] voice crackles –like the delicate fizz of champagne being poured into a glass.” This uniqueness is something the Los Angeles pop/rock songstress calls “Soulful Crunch.”
Shani Rose has taken this “Soulful Crunch” and become her own breed of songwriter---with influences from Adele, Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones --she could almost be considered an Adorah Barektor. Shani was first inspired by these musical ladies (among many other artists) when she was studying jazz piano, songwriting, and composing at USC’s Thornton School of Music. So inspired, in fact, that in 2009 she decided to record an EP all by herself and embark on a independent tour with fellow singer/songwriter Amanda Holmes. This self-recorded and self-produced EP, “Warm Rain”, was the humble start of Shani’s growth as a genuine songwriter and artist; she learned just how much work it takes share her songs with the world. Share she did—and hasn’t stopped sharing since. Her ability to combine relatable, heartfelt lyrics and catchy, unique melodies captivated her audiences and helped turn these listeners into the beginnings of a growing fan base.
After graduating from USC’s Thornton School of Music and receiving a Masters in Music Education, Shani went on to audition and become accepted as a featured artist at the world famous Universal Citywalk in Hollywood. She has had the honor of headlining the 5 Towers main stage at Universal Citywalk, where she released her debut studio album “Merry Go Round” in early 2013.
After 3 West Coast tours, gracing stages at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and abroad, Shani ended up achieving notable success for her songwriting, reaching the semifinals and finals in prestigious songwriting contests such as the Newsong Mountainstage Contest and Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition.
Shani’s will be releasing her new single in 2015 with grammy winning producer Val Garay (Elton John, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye).
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