VJ Rosales is taking his music in a new direction under the name, VRO. He's a Filipino-American singer-songwriter, musician, performer, and music director known for his performances and vocal arrangements with a cappella icons, The Filharmonic. Now, he's ready to venture on his own as a solo artist with the track, "Red Eye."
"Red Eye" was originally written by a group of writers (including VRO) for a well known-artist but they ultimately decided that this song was meant for VRO instead. Through Red Eye, he was able to find a sense of identity as an up-and-coming solo artist and to represent the LGBTQ/AAPI community in mainstream music.
A graduate of Jazz Studies, B.M., of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (CSU Long Beach), VRO is an artist equipped with both the foundational education of music and the natural talent for music, making him easily adaptable, and revolutionary to the pop genre. VRO has performed in over 300 stages and is featured on The Voice, The Late Late Show and Pitch Perfect 2. He is also a Group Director of the A Cappella Academy where he helps train, foster, and inspire young artists.
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This week on MYX Traks, Singer/Songwriter and Filharmonic Member VJ Rosales joins us in our Los Angeles Studio. VJ brought the energy with his original song "Honey," which will definitely make you want to get up and vibe with him. So don't fight the urge to get your little two-step or head bop on while watching this performance. Check it out below.
VJ Rosales is a singer/songwriter from the greater Los Angeles area. Graduating with a degree in Choral Vocal Education and Jazz Studies Performance from CSU Long Beach, VJ works as a professional singer, songwriter/arranger, & educator in the music world.
VJ Rosales sings as part of a 5 member, all-Filipino-American group called The Filharmonic. Formed together to compete on the hit television a cappella show, NBC’s the Sing Off in 2013, they continue to have many great opportunities in the world of a cappella. Together they have starred in Pitch Perfect 2 and are currently the in-house a cappella group for the Late Late Show w James Corden. As music director of the group, VJ has arranged and directed 8 Late Late Show riff offs- some of which include Anna Kendrick, Shawn Mendes, Usher, John Legend and more!
As the world of a cappella evolves, VJ continues to write/arrange music and teach not only nationally, but worldwide.
MYX Traks is a part of MYX Global’s new Youtube content line-up. The show features a live in-studio performance from up-and-coming and established artists co-produced with Traklife Media Group.