Christine Rose - My Story...
'I was born in the south of France in Marseille from a Parisian mom and a dad who was born in Marseille with Italian origins; I am the fruit of mixing as most of people in the world. I wrote my first song at the age of eleven years old, my song named “Superman is my hero”, it was funny and childish, when I remember those moments it brings a smile to my face.
My first step in my first band
At the age of fourteen years old I sang with my brothers and my sister’s band they created,” Ire Ys” I’ve always wondered why they named it Ire Ys, after realizing that they chose the wrong name, they finally changed it and named it, California because of the song “The hotel California” by the Eagles, I sang this song at our concerts, but the first song they wanted me to sing, was a Beatles’ song “Let it be.
My voice was very deep for a girl, but I sang in a deep voice from being a very young age, that’s why I was singing songs from guys in the band. I remember a duet that I sang with one of my big Brothers, I was seventeen, my brother almost twenty seven years old and he was the drummer in the band and sang beautifully.
It was in 1983 the year when Paul Mc Cartney and Michael Jackson sang the duet Say say say, my brother sang Paul Mc Cartney’s part and I sang Michael Jackson’s part, so I decided to take the ladder to reach the higher notes ” my own expression to say I worked hard to sing high” it was so cool, but it was also the last duet we did together, the last song I sang in the band, because I had to leave them to audition to be in a professional band.
Without the family
The reason I left the band California, was because I wanted to prove to myself and to them that I was not the little girl singing with her family, I wanted more, I needed more, so after a successful audition, I was hired to sing in a professional band. But it wasn't until a few years later that incredible things started to happen. My brothers and my sister finally persuaded me to go back and rejoin their band. I sang again with them for a few months, until they all finally decided to quit the band so it was the final curtain for “California”. But that didn't stop me singing for long as I had to work so I did more auditions and for a few years performed in different bands as a female singer. But my passion to create music grew increasingly, in my mind and my wishes, I wrote music, I needed to create, it was the top priority written on my list, my own songs were to be realized, but I had to find the way to make my dreams come true.
Live your dream
But as with many dreams, it was not enough just to have dreams. The most important thing for me was to make my dreams come true, Believe it or not, it took years for me to do what I am doing now, being able to express myself was a long path for me, but I’ve always believed that if you have enough faith you can reach the stars, no matter how long it takes. If asked what advice I would give to anyone or to artists who want to succeed it would be, just believe in yourself and keep the faith alive in your heart, never let your wishes/dreams be broken.
There have been many artists, who have inspired me, but the first for me was Michael Jackson, I admired him, he will still always be my role model, the only king. I listened to many different styles of music and bands from Culture Club, to Duran Duran, Cock Robin, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Bee Gees and many other good bands. As a female singer Madonna inspired me when I was a teen, but Tina Turner was my tigress singer, I love Tina she is a beautiful woman, her voice, her talent, & her strength has given me a lot of inspiration as well.
My experience as a coaching
I sang in different bands until the age of twenty six years old. When the music takes you, you feel your body and spirit soar, hugging, wrapping so tight, and sometimes nine month later the soaring and all the fusions, brought between your arms a sweet mixing of singer and musician; a baby born from the love of two artists in love with each other, then in love with music. After our baby was born, I created singing workshops for adults, teens, and children. I also welcomed disabled people into my workshops. They gave and taught me a lot about life First of all, being humble and patient. I hope one day I can give back to them so much more than I gave them. It was so wonderful to share all my musical experiences with those extraordinary people, it was a wonderful and fulfilling episode in my life.
From the Big Jazz Band to my own Band
I sang Jazz music in a Big Jazz band with twenty two musicians including my musician trombone player and my son’s father. I stayed in this band for ten years, at the same time I was in the big band, I wrote music and lyrics but later I took the decision to leave the Big Jazz Band, creating my own Band “Chris’s Melody” I know it’s not an original name. I scheduled a tour with my band creating my own Show agency for the touring shows. In the year 2000, I created a musical for children called” The Christmas Fairy” I performed it on stage from 2004 to December 2006. Now I call all my songs "Dreams" even though they all have different titles. I don’t think dreams are just illusions. I think that they are the reflection of your deep desires. I don’t want to talk about nightmares but only about Enlightening Dreams you know those dreams that guide you, showing you the right path in life, just to give you the chance to share your experiences to the world, your Dreams, because Dreams are you, Dreams are me; Christine Rose.
Let’s dream together and make our dreams come true, live your Dreams.