Over the past year, vocal powerhouse Roveena has been taking the music scene by storm. With her extensive, gripping vocals and virtuose musical interpretations, Roveena's covers reached over 300, 000 spins on Spotify and shattering 8 million views in YouTube video collaborations. Roveena’s highly anticipated sophomore EP FEARLESS already making waves.
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Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French
Over the past year vocal powerhouse Roveena has been taking the music scene by storm. Her extensive, gripping vocals and virtuose musical interpretation of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” reached over 140,000 spins on Spotify and a shattering 8 million views in a YouTube video collaboration, while her current single “Burning Room” has been gaining attention locally and internationally (BBC Radio). Roveena is also a repeated guest at coveted events like Friday Nights at the ROM and YouTube Space Toronto. She continues to work on her original material, planning to release a new album in October 2017.
Her first EP received critical acclaim, with Roveena quickly being recognized as “a stunning voice that needs to be heard” and garnered attention from various media and radio outlets, including glowing reviews from CBC Radio and Cheek Magazine.
Her musical breakthrough followed after she reluctantly posted a video of herself singing “At Last” on YouTube. Catching the eyes of Toronto’s City TV producers and landing a guest spot to perform on the show, Roveena dazzled host Kevin Frankish with the power of her voice so much, that a planned one minute segment turned into eight minutes - an appearance that would launch Roveena’s career. “Everything snowballed from that point,” she says. Soon after her Breakfast Television debut, Roveena was invited to sing the national anthems at Toronto Blue Jays and NFL games, and placed in the Top 3 on the singing competition show TVI’s Superstar, which boosted her profile, both in Canada and internationally.
Roveena has experienced a rather nomadic life, living in Sri Lanka, the U.K., and Nigeria prior to settling in Canada with her parents. She comes from a musically-oriented family, and was singing almost from the cradle. “My parents have audio tapes of me singing along to ABBA songs at 18 months,” Roveena recalls, laughing. Growing up, she frequently mesmerized listeners at family events and community concerts and also became proficient as a pianist.
Roveena’s key early musical inspirations were the three leading divas of our time, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. She studied classical piano and composition at The University of Waterloo, but chose to pursue a career in human resources. Her love of music never diminished though, and the fateful City TV appearance encouraged her to plunge headfirst and pursue her passion for music with total commitment.
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