Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold
Exclusive interview with Rose Cora Perry by Joe Tell.
1. What first got you into music?
My parents enrolled me in classical voice lessons at a very young age so I must have demonstrated some sort of interest or ability in music right from the get-go. Being that I was only four at the time, I don't remember how it happened exactly but I DO remember loving being on stage - even early on - and how that love continued to grow the more I performed.
2. Who inspired you to make music?
The very first song I ever wrote was actually about my concerns on the effects of pollution and oil spills on the environment - pretty heavy subject matter for a seven year old. I guess you could say even before I acknowledged the power of music and how it's truly a universal language, I knew on some level it was a form of media through which you could reach others and discuss important issues. Where my inspiration comes from is still a mystery to me - I just "hear" melodies in my head and then set them to words.
3. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I was recently asked that when setting up the distribution for my band's new EP "Other Side of the Story" and the only option that seemed to make sense was "brooding". Lol. In other words, I think people would consider me a "serious" songwriter in that my music is inspired by very real events and very real emotions that I feel. I aim to write very authentically - without any preconceived notions of how a song "should" sound or flow. The same goes for my lyrics - I write what and how I feel from my heart. If I had to choose a genre, I suppose I'd say "alternative" because while my music is based in the rock genre, it embraces a wide range of influences from classical to jazz to metal and grunge.
4. What is your creative process like?
Unpredictable and "odd". I'll have dry spells for some time wherein I won't write anything for months. Then, all of a sudden I write a number of songs in a row in one sitting. My emotions largely drive my songwriting too so I have to be in a particular state of mind to write and again, as already mentioned, melodies just kinda come into my head without warning.
5. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Ooooh that's such a tough question as there are so many incredible artists out there (past and present) that I'd be so very honoured to work with! I think vocally I'd love to be able to harmonize with my fellow Canadian talents Ian Thornley, Alanis and Loreena McKennitt. I would die and go to heaven if Richie Sambora wanted to play lead guitar on one of my songs.
6. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Joan Jett or Pat Benatar or a double bill with both!
7. What is one message you would give to your fans?
Follow your dreams and what's in your heart. You may not always find success, but it's a lot worst always wondering "what if" than never trying at all.
8. Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yes and usually my vocal warmups.
9. Which famous musicians do you admire?
My fav band of all time is Veruca Salt. I adore the songwriting and vocal chemistry of Nina and Louise - it's nothing short of magical. I respect the heck out of Madonna for all that she's accomplished throughout her incredible career and how much she's opened doors for women in music. I think Paul McCartney has gotta be the coolest most down-to-earth rockstar in existence and Steven Tyler is my fav rock'n'roll frontman.
10. What’s next for you and the band?
I guess you'll just have to wait and see! Follow us on social media to keep in the loop:
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold - Other Side Of The Story EP music review by Joe Tell.
The Other Side Of The Story is a great introduction to Rose's dynamic music and heartfelt singing. Don't let her good looks fool you, her fiery singing and raw guitar playing add plenty of passion and power to the heavy rhythms. The first thing you hear when you play the Other Side Of The Story is Rose's strong and striking mezzo soprano vocals alongside a muffled, distorted guitar. The intro on For What It's Worth conveys a feeling of anticipation and a tense buildup waiting for what's coming up next. The full band kicks in bringing a hard and edgy alternative rock sound to the song. The sound is big and powerful with its chugging guitars and multi-layered vocals.
Next up is Easy Prey, Check out the Youtube video for the song below...
A slamming drum beat by Tyler Randall starts off the track before the band joins in. Cora sings an soaring operatic aria over a hard-hitting rhythm track.
Don't is the most musically adventurous song on Other Side Of The Story. Rose delivers a strong vocal over an emotional and reflective rhythm track. The track takes a twist with a staccato driven passage. A familiar sounding guitar part starts to strum and Rose confirms that the music is Nothing Else Matters from Metallica which fits in perfectly with the tempo and feel of Don't.
A cover of Rolling In The Deep by Adelle is up next. Rose proves that she has the talented vocal chops to pull this song off with as much passion as the original version.
Check out the video on Youtube below.
Darkest Days has a melancholy feel. Rose's somber sounding lyrics float perfectly over the top of the heaviest track of Other Side Of The Story. The track breaks down featuring Rose's stirring vocals and her guitar carrying the song into its conclusion.
To hear Other Side Of The Story online goto https://soundcloud.com/rosecoraperry/
Music & Lyrics by Rose Cora Perry except for Rolling In The Deep.
Vocals & Rhythm Guitars by Rose Cora Perry.
Lead Guitars by Rose Cora Perry & Tyler Randall.
Drums by Tyler Randall.
Bass parts written by Rose Cora Perry & Ariel Kasler, additional arrangement by Tyler Randall and Justin Dow.
Bass Performed by Amber Gorham.
Recording & Editing by Justin Dow, SLR Studios.
Additional Vocal & Guitar Tracking for Rolling In The Deep by Jamie Dean, The Sugar
Mixed and Produced by Kevin O'Leary
Mastered by Roger Lian
Photography by Mystery Man
Hair, Makeup, Styling & Photo Editing by Rose Cora Perry
CD art by HER Media Inc.
From Warped Tour to Music is Art
“Rock’s Not Dead”…At Least Not for This Canadian Band
Being handpicked by the founder himself to rock the final Vans Warped Tour.
Being selected as the only Canadian act to showcase at Summer Namm.
Getting the crowd revved up at the legendary Whisky a Go Go for Ultimate Jam Night.
Opening for Smashmouth at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Regatta.
These are just a handful of standout moments Canadian rock band, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold, have already accomplished since forming in 2016.
Said to capture the vocal essence of Benatar paired with the punk rock sensibility of Jett, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold are set to release their highly anticipated debut EP this year entitled, “Other Side of the Story”.
In conjunction with their forthcoming disc, Perry and crew will be embarking on “Part Deux” of their “Canadian Invasion” tour, which last year saw them play close to 50 shows in 10 states, along with select performances within their locale of Southwestern Ontario.
On Saturday September 7th, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold will be making a pitstop in Buffalo for this year’s 17th annual Music is Art Festival.
Each September, The Music is Art Festival attracts tens of thousands from WNY and the world for its one-day, all-day, admission-free summer farewell celebration. The annual homegrown festival showcases over 700 musicians, dozens of DJs, hundreds of dancers, and over 75 display and live artist installations.
Family-friendly attractions include non-profit booths, an ever popular interactive kid’s village, an instrument zoo, and plenty of food and drink.
The event runs from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at RiverWorks (359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA) and RiverFest Park (249 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204, USA)
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold will be rocking the Ganson & Michigan Outdoor stage located at RiverWorks at 1:15 pm.
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold, will be making their Buffalo debut on Thursday September 6th at Nietzsche's.
Award-Winning Canadian Act Makes Buffalo Debut
Hot off of Vans Warped Tour, award-winning Canadian rock trio Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold, are slated to make their Buffalo debut on Thursday September 6th at renowned local venue, Nietzsche's.
In support of Perry's latest album, "Onto the Floor", the band's Buffalo stop is just one of many US dates in their latest "Canadian Invasion" tour which has included boastworthy appearances at: The Whisky a Go Go (Los Angeles), International Pop Overthrow (Chicago), Jersey Shore Festival (New Jersey), East Coast Music Conference (Virginia), Twin City Ribfest (North Carolina), Taste of Wisconsin (Kenosha) and Yellow Streets Spring Fair (Ohio).
Formed in 2016, within six months of coming together, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold conquered audiences of 25,000+ , performing at notable festivals and winning over crowds of 20-somethings & babyboomers alike.
Acclaimed one of the Top #10 talents across Canada, last year the group was selected as the only Canadian act to showcase at Summer NAMM (Nashville). A month following their "Music City" success, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold took the stage as the opening act for 90's hitmakers SmashMouth at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Regatta; an event which attracts on average, 1.5 million attendees.
Other accolades the group has racked up include being: awarded Best "Pop Rock" Music Video for "Away I Go", nominated for "Best Rock Artist" at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and featured as an international "buzzworthy" act by MusicDish China.
The band's Buffalo debut is 21+ with a $5 cover; Perry and crew are set to take the stage at 10:00 pm with local openers Radio Static & Rabbit Jaw. Doors open at 8:00 pm.
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