A FEW SELECT TUNES
Rose Zita Falko grew up and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her early life was surrounded by singing, poetry and literature and this fuelled a passion to further explore the world of music. This journey has been a tapestry of exciting and eclectic opportunities with the focus now firmly resting on singing and songwriting. Her involvement at the DAG Songwriting Retreat, co-writing with the likes of Felicity Urquhart and Kevin Bennett, was followed by a successful east coast summer tour and a series of vibrant performances at the unique Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Most recently, she attended REO rafting songwriters retreat in Canada where she was mentored by the likes of Bonnie Hayes (Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Billy Idol) and Matty Benbrook (Dido, Paolo Nutini and Faithless). She was lucky enough to co-write with international artists such as Bobby Buzini and Nick Howe. Back in her home town, there's been time to support Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez, perform with Katie Brianna, and successfully launch her debut EP, Original Son.
Fuelled by a love of story telling, her songs reflect an understanding of ‘lifescapes’ of both city and country. Her music has been tagged as ‘western noir’ with an added description of American rawness meets sophisticated jazz and soul tones. ]
There is no archetypal Rose Zita Falko song, her songs range from a quiet soulful meander through to upbeat toe-tapping sing-alongs. Her single ‘A Town Called Lonely’ from the EP Original Son shot up into the top 20 iTunes Country Music Chart upon its release. Rose Zita Falko performs her original songs with warmth and style, add in a few yarns and some stellar band musicians and that is a Rose Zita Falko show to remember.
Rose Zita Falko is happy to announce her 2018 ‘Roadshow Deluxe Tour’ alongside Ben Mastwyk and Mitch Power. They will be touring throughout Australia from October.
Quotes & PRESS
‘Her vocal range is extraordinary. Her singing is absolutely captivating…Her songwriting gift, her remarkable voice, her professionalism, warm and welcoming stage presence, and her genuine delight in the patrons’ response had made it a musical evening to remember.’
Australian Musician – in reference to the EP launch of Original Son
‘The song earned Falko a semi-final berth in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition, and will no doubt also earn her fans looking for strong lyrics, a great beat and an arresting voice.’
Jolene: The Country Music Blog - in reference to the single release of ‘A Town Called Lonely’
Rose Zita Falko’s songs create their own magical little worlds. Songs overflowing with musical and lyrical drama and surprise, heartbreak and joy. A wonderful writer. More please!
Charles Jenkins -The Push Songs/Singer-songwriter
Every once in a very long while you hear a singer who floors you….completely. That was Rose Zita Falko for me. Unique, striking, classy as a 50's starlet. Since that moment I knew I had to work with her, start writing. And so here we are! I couldn't be more thrilled with the songs we've written so far!
Jeremy Edwards - Producer/Singer-songwriter
I get to work with many, many artists .. they're an eclectic bunch. It doesn't matter to me because I love to engage with them and immerse myself into their artistic core so I can best do my job. When Rose arrives at her session, there's a vibrancy and enough energy to power a city. She's a true maverick and I’m always refreshed when pushed to think outside any limitations. Her ability to narrate and deliver her songs with such zeal, is her special gift.
Peter 'Maz' Maslen