Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus.Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles.
At the age of 16, Rose formed an R&B singing group with three girlfriends. The group was discovered by R&B singing duo Sam & Dave, who offered them an opportunity to record a demo at Capitol Records. Once the demo was completedthey were offered a recording contract.
Years later, Rose was introduced to Marvin Gaye. Through that association, Rose was often the guest of Marvin’s during recording sessions at Motown and witnessed great songs in-the-making such as “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing.” That exposure led to a working relationship with Motown producer, Hal Davis, who gave Rose the opportunity to sing recording demos of songs he had written to pitch to already signed female artists at Motown.
Rose sings professionally in various nightclubs across the U.S. – as well as acting in musical theatre productions.
In Las Vegas, she performed at the Riviera and MGM Grand Hotels with Ben Vereen and Susan Anton.
Rose has done musical voice-overs for several movies, to include song “I Never Think of You” featured in movie “Now and Then” a New Line Cinema film starring Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, and Melanie Griffith.
Rose appeared as herself in a singing role in “Guinevere” a Miramax film starring Stephen Rea.
Recorded “America the Beautiful” for audio presentation on Public Television stations KQED/San Francisco, and KPBS/San Diego -- Corporate Contract with Union Bank of California.
CDs entitled “Building Dreams” and “Songs of Sarah” are available iTunes/Amazon.com
Currently a regular performer in Palm Springs, CA: Purple Room--Every Tuesday; and Vicky’s of Santa Fe---Every Saturday. See Performance Calendar for details.
“Songs of Sarah” – Rose also appears in a one-woman theatrical production as jazz icon, Sarah Vaughan…a tribute to her life and music. Visit the “Songs of Sarah” page within this website for more information. Book a show in your area!
Rose has received exceptional training from Dick Grove School of Music; Roger Love, vocal coach; and vocal/stage performance instruction from Phil Moore, former orchestra director at Universal Studios, who once taught actress legend, Dorothy Dandridge.