APHROSE is an Indie-Soul artist from Toronto, Canada. Known for her big, spine tingling voice, she marries the soul sounds of the 60s with 90s hip hop/r&b in blend that captivates her audience.
Life-changing experiences inspired her to honour her family history and take on the artist name of Aphrose. In her own words, she explains the significance of this name. “I’ve been raised and taught by some of the strongest, most loving women in the world. My mother's birth name was Aphrose and I chose my new name to honour her and the many powerful women in my life who give me strength and purpose.”
Aphrose released her first single, 'The Middle' (produced by Scott McCannell, Giordan Postorino & Jim JR.) in June of 2017 and 'Move On' (produced by Scott McCannell) in February 2018, and is making waves with her music amongst fans and critics alike. Her sound has been described as old meets new; Aphrose combining her powerhouse voice with her love for live instrumentation to create music that illustrates her reverence for not only soul iconoclasts like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, but also the influence of contemporary stars like Sza and Teyana Taylor.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Toronto
Appeals most (but not limited) to: University students; men & women who listen to soul/r&b (with an emphasis on retro soul and 90s hip hop and r&b) ages 22-40
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
CMW 2018 (Keychange PR & OMDC showcase @ The Super Wonder Gallery)
Lee's Palace (Opening act to Gold Complex)
Music City Summer Music Series @ Distillery District