Welcome - Gabrielle Ross

Gabrielle Ross has the magical voice, polished performance skills and flawless presentation of a true star — but it’s her genuine, down-to-earth nature that will win you over. She gives you the pop power of Katy Perry, the fierce delivery of Jessie J., the beguiling appeal of Ariana Grande and something more — a tremendous spirit that is all her own. She’s not afraid to put herself out there on stage and in her music, and long after she’s gone, she’ll leave you wanting more.

She began her performance career in musical theater at age six, initially as a way to overcome her shyness. It was only a matter of time before the Long Island, New York native found her audience. “My most comfortable place was getting on the stage,” says Ross. “I always loved pop music. I listened to Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion with my mom. My dream was to be a recording artist and write my own music.” This determination led to her breathtaking debut at the Apollo Theater at age 15 where she swept the Amateur Night "Super Top Dog" competition in 2006.
The buzz she created led to profiles in The New York Times and Newsday, collaborations with Burt Bacharach, an impromptu on-stage duet with Patti Labelle at Harlem Summer Stage and a solo performance at Carnegie Hall. Ross took the spotlight in stride and focused on cultivating her craft, writing and recording with Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna, Shakira, Chris Brown), Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Jr. (Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Drake), and Midi Mafia (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Nelly), and training with famed choreographer Laurieann Gibson.

As a self-assured woman, Ross digs deep into her own trials & tribulations on the music she writes & records. “I’m writing for girls or women who are going through it, whether it be in a relationship or breakup, or dealing with body issues,” says Gabrielle. “I would love for people to listen to my music and feel like she understands & could be a friend.” The genuine intention that flows from her music makes her a standout. She is climbing Billboard’s Top 100 charts for progressive “Silent,” a song she wrote for the house music duo Paris and Simo, which features her vocals. The lyric video has over 400,000 views.

The results of her efforts ring true in her single “#Ultimatebreakupsong,” a declaration of her independence that she wrote after a harrowing break up with her first love. (“Baby your time’s up/This is goodbye and good luck”.) It’s an anthem that’s both a celebration of moving on and an upward. Her willingness to be vulnerable resonates in her impressive vocal range. “I had gone through so many personal things and I was finally true to myself,” she says. “It all came together because it was real and when you find the hook that everybody can sing it’s empowering.”

Ross explores every aspect of the emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak on her new music. “Nobody Told Me (Love Sux)” is her breakup ballad, on which her voice soars over melodic piano and strings. “I was really depressed,” she says. “I didn’t want to get out of bed. I felt numb as I was building up my nerve to break up with this guy. He took my sunshine away and it wasn’t me, but I always come out of every experience, learn from it, and grow stronger.”

She taps into life’s most unfair struggles on “Purple Butterfly,” a song dedicated to the memory of her friend and inspiration, Gerri Fessler, who founded the Heather on Earth Foundation, an organization dedicated to healing sick children through the power of music that Fessler started when she lost her daughter Heather to cancer. The organization uses a purple butterfly as its icon and in tribute Ross wrote this heartfelt, moving song. (“When I look into the sun, I see your face smiling ever bright/When I look into the sky, I feel your light, like your still alive. Like beauty floating by/You’re my purple butterfly.”) “Everything I wrote about is everything she used to say and that I continue to live by,” says Ross.

Ross, who is characteristically sunny and optimistic, makes music to focus on the joy of living. Her recent move to Manhattan prompted her to what is to make an exciting, fresh start on “Livin My Dream” and the exhilarating “New Day.” Vocal producer and co-writer Corey Chorus (Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Brandy) had balloons delivered to the recording studio, when she recorded it. She worked with a team of co-writers and producers for her 2015 album including Synematik (Boyz II Men, Kat Dahlia, Stargate), Meleni Smith (J Cole, Alicia Keys,) and Chris Jackson, a longtime collaborator whom she first met in the studio at age 16.

Gabrielle is an artist who electrifies, uplifts, and makes it look effortless. “On stage is my favorite place to be,” she says. “I want people to feel that what I’m saying is genuine, real and exciting. I want them to feel good about themselves and that nothing is impossible.”