Formally one half of the Velvet Janes, Rose has toured from Sydney to San Francisco, played many an international festival as well as writing, releasing and producing three eps and three albums.
Oftentimes Rose is accompanied by award-winning David Hyams (guitarist) and Roy Martinez (bassist). During 2017 this team, lovingly crafted an album of 12 songs co-produced with David Hyams on guitar and long time collaborator Roy Martinez on bass with special guests from Lucky Oceans to Mel Robinson and Phoebe Cork.
A dreamy sun-drenched 1970s inspired road trip of an album, Under The Same Sun was released in December 2017 to a packed house at The Fly By Night Club, transformed into a bohemian lounge for a night of intimate acoustic alchemy and at the Nannup Music festival in 2018.
David Hyams is well known to West Australian and national audiences as an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer with many credits to his name while leading his own highly acclaimed Miles to Go Band. He is a facilitator of many a songwriter's journey and a champion of the West Australian music scene with his heart firmly in Freo ( except when it comes to football!)
Roy Martinez. This man can do things on the bass you didn’t know were possible…and guitars…and piano….we make him stick to bass so he doesn’t show us up too much! From blues to funk to roots to jazz to reggae to folk he will dazzle you.
Rose is currently playing in and around Perth and is working on the new album, The Border Songs, for release 2021.
"Angelic and assuring, Rose Parker sings of life experience in all its joy and sorrow. We’re all a little better for it by the end of the performance."
Media and Awards
Top 30 Australian Songwriters Association Awards for "Beauty and the Ashes" Open Category and "Blood on the Water" Rock/Indie Category
Semi-finalist Unsigned Only Music Competition for "Heartbroken All Over Again" Blues Category and "Deeper Water" Folk Category
Wrote and Performed "Because of You" at the World Transplant Games, Optus Stadium, Perth WA
Invited to play Nannup Festival, WA
Sung with Perth Symphony Orchestra for Symphony Under the Stars, Wanneroo, WA
Facilitator for Breathe: An Urban Retreat, Fremantle, WA
The Human Highway Show, Darwin Entertainment Centre, NT
Invited to play Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA
Invited to play Freo Folk Festival, Fremantle, WA
Facilitator for "Breathe: A Songwriter's Retreat", Quindanning, WA
Top 30 WA Music Song of the Year for Mama (Country) and Deeper Water (Folk)
Under The Same Sun (2017)
The Long Journey Home (2015)
Hysteria - The Deckchair Theatre Live (2004)
The Velvet Janes
The Velvet Janes - Live At The Velvet Lounge (2001)
Opus No 3 (1999)
Venus Calling (1998)
The Velvet Janes EP (1997)