“I was always musical, I was always listening to the radio. I didn’t really follow any one type, I absorbed it all. I grew up dancing: ballet, tap and jazz. And with dancing there is a different style of music for each dance form. With ballet it was classical, tap was mostly Broadway show tunes and jazz dancing had the pop and rock. So, I’ve been influenced by a lot of different styles of music.”
Raised on the North Shore of Vancouver, Rose Ranger initially studied dance and theatre, but found herself immersed in music when she picked up the guitar and began writing her own songs. After spending a year in the studio writing and recording, Rose released her debut album and struck a distribution deal with Pacific/Warner Music. The multi-talented artist’s single “Beautifully Broken” receives airplay on Top 40 Radio in Canada, including Stingray Digital Radio, and the single was nominated by the American Independent Music Awards for Best Pop Song. She has written and recorded with hit songwriters and producers including, Ryan Stewart (Carley Rae Jepsen), Nick Bearden (Jamestown Revival), Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter), Mark Makoway (Moist), Kyprios (Sweatshop Union), Davey Badiuk (Tegan and Sara), Kearley (BT) and Steven Drake (The Tragically Hip).
Rose graduated from Capilano University and later enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program at The University of British Columbia where she majored in creative writing. Her first break in acting was on the 300th episode of Supernatural where she played Caitlin, the mother of the recurring character, Max.
Now with five albums and an array of singles, Rose performs both solo and with her band, she has toured parts of Canada, America, Germany, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean and her list of credits include writing and performing for film, television and commercials, including performing voice overs and singing jingles for advertisers. Rose has also been a guest performer on Disney Cruise Lines and a vocalist on the Cirque Du Soleil talent roster.