Talented singer/songwriter and musician JJ Rosa has carved her path as an artist who is not confined by the rules of genre. Mixing soulful vocals with a variety of pop and guitar driven melodies, she has created a distinctive yet incontestably mesmerising sound.
On Thursday night all roads led to Yamaha Music London to celebrate the release of JJ Rosa’s second single ‘Pandora’.
The Manchester born singer, who also has links to Fender, has been working with Yamaha Music who decided to mark this momentous occasion by gifting JJ with her very own modified Pacifica guitar.
JJ Rosa’s personalised model has been tailored to her own spec to maximise play-ability, and boy did she play those strings.
A dominant feature, and one of the highlights of the evening, was JJ Rosa’s masterful musicianship with the aid of her live band (who by the way were superb!)
Aided by a sensational band the UK singer dazzled the audience with a carefully curated set list, teasing some exclusive content in addition to playing some crowd favourites.
The atmosphere in the room was simply electric. JJ Rosa’s infectious energy radiated across the venue as she bounced between each corner of the stage.
The audience clung to every lyric she sang as JJ poured her heart and soul into each and every performance. The vocal powerhouse commanded the stage and even managed to fit in moments of genuine audience interaction within her musical breaks.
Who is JJ Rosa?
Describing herself as the unorthodox lovechild of Prince Rogers Nelson and Jimi Hendrix, JJ Rosa first dipped her toe in the musical ocean at the tender age of 7 in her theatre school choir.
However it was much later after discovering the electric guitar, that JJ truly began to blossom as a musician.
In addition to writing and recording, JJ has spent a considerable amount of time building up a presence on the live music circuit.
The UK singer has opened for Stevie Wonder and performed at BTS at Hyde Park, US Ambassadors Party in Regents Park, OnBlackheath (opening for Paloma Faith/De La Soul), The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Festival No.6.
Other noteworthy performances include playing at Fender’s 60th Stratocaster Anniversary of whom she is an ambassador.