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 completed they 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.