LONG ISLAND BOY
Since his first lesson at age five, Amos Rose has been practicing piano and guitar incessantly. Learning every song by the Beatles and hundreds more by the time he was sixteen, Amos would go on to lead bands that toured from his town on Long Island to play in New York City. Appealing to a wide range of audiences, Amos' eclectic repertoire of songs is a study on international pop music from the last hundred years.
Fostering his interest in bossa nova, Amos went on to study jazz at the Eastman School of Music, and then to Brazil where he performed his original music and became conversational in Portuguese. Back in North America, Amos' "psychedelic love rock" band, Walri, toured the Eastern U.S., opening for national acts such as Dr. Dog, and being acclaimed as having "incredible musicianship with world class melodies," and being "head-scratchingly good." Walri's album Paper Crane received Rochester's City Paper Best Album of 2010. Meanwhile, he earned a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, giving him a technical foundation for his music. Within that realm, he has provided studio work and audio engineering for Google, Motorola, and several other web productions. In 2011, Amos organized the Synesthesia Music Festival in Rochester, NY, headlining it with his band Walri, alongside They Might Be Giants and Roseanne Cash, as well as 50 other Rochester-based acts.
In 2012, Amos Rose moved to New York City, where he quickly became a sought-after musician, songwriter, and producer, specializing in rock, blues, hot jazz and bossa nova. First and foremost a guitarist and singer, Amos also plays the pedal-steel guitar, flute, mandolin, ukulele, drum set and bass.
In 2013, he met Elijah Bridges and formed Mama Juke, a gumbo of New Orleans influenced blues, blue-eyed soul, funk, and folk. The band has original music as well as a crowd-pleasing repertoire of cover songs. They've held a weekly residency at East Village Social, a St. Marks music hub in the heart of the East Village, since September 2015.
Amos Rose is currently working on his solo psychedelic love rock project "Amos and Everything Forever", stay tuned!