Growing up, LizBeth enjoyed playing a lot of sports, soccer being one of her favorites. She also spent a lot of time surfing and wake boarding at their family house in the Poconos. Although it was clear that she was very talented physically, her vocal cords were what made her stand out in a big way. It didn’t take long for her to realize that nothing came more naturally to her than the gift of music. Without it, ROZES explained she has difficulty focusing as well as managing her own thoughts and feelings. However, when the music comes on everything in ROZES life slows down and she feels right inside. The heartaches, sadness, insecurities, shyness, all a distant memory when she’s performing, and it shows! Before going on stage ROZES explained that she gets butterflies in her stomach, but once she sings that first note the young artist feels right at home.
When most kids here age were learning how to walk, ROZES was learning how to play the guitar. Her parents started her early and supported her through every phase of her music career. They never pushed music on her or made it a mandatory practice, they only supported her own personal choices and gave her the room she needed to grow. So much of who she is and the woman she has become is thanks to her parents. With a grandmother who loved jazz, a mother and a father who were musicians, and two older brothers who play in their own signed band, LizBeth was essentially born into a world of family, friends, love and music.
While at North Penn High School, LizBeth participated and excelled in all of her music courses. ROZES will be the first one to admit that she was a less than exemplary student in other subjects, but when it came to music there was no challenge she couldn’t overcome. By constantly surrounding herself with music, the very thing she loves, LizBeth was able to refine her voice into the unique sound it has become today. In 5th grade she traveled to Italy with the Cantabile Children’s Choir where they placed 3rd among some of the best schools in the world. As she progressed into high school, ROZES became heavily involved in the music program at North Penn High School and gives a ton of credit to her band teacher Mr. Neu for helping her develop her sound over the years. In addition, ROZES participated in high school jazz classes, theater group and was a chamber singer as well. By the 10th grade, LizBeth found the music to be a bit on the easy side so she started challenging herself by playing the clarinet. It wasn’t long before she became fluent not only on the clarinet but also on the guitar, saxophone, piano, violin, flute and trumpet. ROZES graduated with her Associates degree from Montgomery County Community College but chose not to continue on to a four year degree after a full year at Temple University. She decided to follow her heart, and the decision has been life changing. The young artist is now doing what she loves while helping so many in the process!
When she’s not touring, recording or writing, the Montgomeryville native enjoys just hanging out with friends, going to concerts with her brothers, spending quality time with her family and their dog “Duke Ellington”. The self proclaimed animal lover admits that she has an unusual fascination with kangaroos, dinosaurs and elephants, and admits her guilty pleasure is watching Make-Up Tutorials on YouTube. She is as down to earth and friendly as they come, just your average girl with a far from average voice. A huge part of ROZES strength also comes from her boyfriend Brendan who has been traveling and supporting her throughout the entire roller coaster ride that is the beginning of her bright career.
ROZES claims that she is her own worst enemy, her biggest critic, and that that side of her personality has helped push her to become not the best singer or songwriter she can be, but the best person. She has helped raise support, funds and awareness for victims of mental health issues and has always found a way to give back to our troops! The ability for her music to help people is exactly what she love most about singing. It’s what keeps her going day in and day out.
After making multiple trips back and forth to LA, ROZES plans to move to California permanently with the company of her boyfriend Brendan and two older brothers. Although she will always miss the season changes here in Montgomery County, the young artists can never stay away from home for long. ROZES continues to write and release new songs and the reaction has been more than amazing, proof that the young artists and her rosebud fans are here to stay! Some of her latest songs include, Fragile, Burn Wild, R U Mine and Everything, all which can be found on SoundCloud. ROZES will also be playing right here in Philadelphia on February 6th at The Boot & Saddle! Follow the local young superstar on FB at ROZES, and visit her website for more information on upcoming releases and tour dates. Montco Happening would like to thank ROZES for taking the time to sit and chat with us. With her new level of popularity, we could never have imagined speaking with a more down to earth, humble and kind person!