Author: Kasondra Rose

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Summer Tour 2016

I’m so excited to announce that my annual Michigan tour has expanded to a multi-state tour!  Here’s what this summer is going to look like for me:

July 7 – Scruffy City Hall, Knoxville, TN
July 9 – Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House, St. Louis, MO
July 10 – Chicory Cafe, South Bend, IN
July 11 – Silvie’s Lounge, Chicago, IL
July 14 – Cafe Santé, Boyne City, MI
July 16 – Cafe Santé, Boyne City, MI
July 18 – Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort, MI
July 20 – Crunchy’s, East Lansing, MI
July 21 – The B.O.B. H.O.M.E., Grand Rapids, MI
July 22 – Our Brewing Company, Holland, MI
July 23 – Fetch Brewing Company, Whitehall, MI with Jason Bryant
July 24 – The Noggin Room Pub, Petoskey, MI
July 25 – Crystal Mountain Resort, Crystal Mtn., MI
July 28 – Lookout Brewing Company – Asheville, NC
July 29 – D9 Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC
July 30 – World Of Beer, Gainesville, FL

(more details are listed on the calendar page)

This tour all started with the hair-brained idea to drive up to Michigan this year (instead of flying as I’ve done in the past) and attempt to play shows along the way.  The first show that came in once I expanded my email territory was the one in Knoxville, and I had to confirm it within 7 days.  This sent me in a manic email frenzy, as I was using that date and deadline to secure enough shows along the way to make the drive worth my while. 7 days later, I had about another two show offers along the route and decided I’d move forward with this expanded tour.

Now for some real talk.  It took me roughly two months of work to pull this together – including information gathering, spreadsheet making, sending over 400 emails/messages, receiving dozens of polite rejections while 63% of messages *still* remain unopened, not to mention the ones that were opened but received no reply.  If you do the math, 16 gigs booked out of 400 messages is a successful booking rate of 4%.  While that percentage is mildly soul-crushing, I’m really pleased with how the whole thing ultimately shaped up, though I still have a few venues/dates I’m pursuing.

It’s also worth noting that this tour would absolutely not be possible without the help and hospitality of several friends along the way who have offered me comfortable places to sleep with fantastic company!  I’m looking forward to spending time with old friends and making new ones along the way.

Please stay tuned and join the Facebook Event Page!


 

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Merry Christmas!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Total Request KRose 2015!!  As my Christmas gift to you all for all of your ongoing support, I wanted to share downloads of all the songs that were chosen as requests this year.  Please enjoy!!

Exs and Ohs

Mele Kalikimaka

Stolen Dance

Samba de Uma Nota So

Somersault

Killer Queen

Carol of the Bells

Reflections

Hooked on a Feeling

Mad World

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Blue Bayou

***Listen/Download All***


 

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Top 6 Tampa Bay Bands to Know!

I am so honored to be included in I Love The ‘Burg‘s list of 6 Tampa Bay Bands to Know!  This is my first official unsolicited press, and they did a doozy of a write up:

From Michigan, to New York, to the Burg, Kasondra Rose mixes a polished pop sound with a vintage spin that transplants you to a smoky Greenwich Village speakeasy. Her voice is uplifting with a refined kickdrum rhythm with a few classic latin influences mixed in. She’s performed at almost every venue in St. Pete and finds ways to give each audience an altogether unique listening experience. – I Love The ‘Burg

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be among the fine talent listed in the article, which you can read in full here.

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A Song for Film!

a favor

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to write a song for an indie movie that will be filmed right here in the ‪‎Tampa Bay‬ area!! “A Favor” has already surpassed its Indie-Go-Go fundraising efforts, they’re offering some stretch rewards, and are doing a huge fundraiser TODAY, Monday, April 6th at Casa Tina’s Restaurant!! More details to come, but please take a minute to read about this project, and consider throwing them a buck or two, maybe eating a taco (or three) at the fundraiser (all food and beverage proceeds go to the film) or simply giving their Facebook Page a “Like!”

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New CD Release

CD-release-show-posterI’m so excited to announce the release of my band’s first CD, and a live one at that!  We had our July 27th performance recorded live at The Hideaway Cafe, and we got it pressed all nice and fancy!!  You can catch the official release party on Friday, March 20th at Green Bench Brewing!!  We’re going to be promoting the album on Studio 10 earlier in the day, so be sure to tune in!

**Now available on iTunes and Spotify**