Whether fronting a band or playing it solo, Rose Carleo is best described as a powerhouse.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, multiple album releases and awards, chart success and spots at festivals around the country, it's fair to say, she knows her craft inside and out.
She will serve as the featured artist at the Church Bar in Windsor on Saturday, May 15 for a series of sets from 7pm to 10pm.
Long time friend and music historian, Glenn A. Baker, described Rose as "a powerful, explosive and percussive performer". Her vocal performance on her song That Season Again left such an indelible impression on him that he was compelled to include the track on his 2012 Sony release It's a Blues Thing, placing Rose in the company of iconic artists including Etta James and Muddy Waters.
That particular song was co-written by long-time writing partner Drew McAlister and went on to win the APRA/AMCOS Single of the Year at the 2011 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards.
With the encouragement of both Glenn and her life partner Mick Adkins, Rose pursued her inherent blues calling and in 2015 released her much anticipated blues-rock album Time Is Now.
This critically acclaimed work paved the way for a seamless transition between genres.
Rose takes her musical nods from a variety of places. Her influences include Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt, as well as Paul Rogers, Robert Plant and Bon Scott.
If you haven't already caught Rose Carleo live, don't let this opportunity pass you by.
The Church Bar is located at 22 Kable Street, Windsor.
For more information call the venue on 4577 6151 or visit the website thechurchbar.com.au