Lost but not least! Treena Rose – Tell Me All About It (Main Vocal) (Jellybean Soul)
Treena Rose‘s ‘Tell Me All About It’… Although I should first try to tell you all about her. Damn it! So hard, but also so easy in the meantime as this lady only happened to have one release. But what a tour de force at the end! This while covering Michael Franks‘ 1982 classic ‘Tell Me All About It’. One of the sensations of the yearly Miami Winter Music Conference back in 2004 which gave us the opportunity to meet. And in the meantime one of Frankie Estevez and George Mena‘s best productions ever, enlightening it with jazzy horms.
Despite an obvious talent, this would nevertheless be the one and only release by the likes of Australian singer Treena Rose. Probably due to the distance to her native country. Who knows?!?
– Australian-born Treena Rose began her love of music and dance as a small child. With her first public appearance happening at the age of three. This while performing traditional Rotuman dances. Later, she eventually performed with a Polynesian Folk Music group. As a matter of fact, Treena was so entranced by the music that she insisted her mother teach her to play the ukulele. Meanwhile, she, her sister and cousins carried on the legacy and continued to perform in clubs and private events throughout the country.
At the age of seven, Treena performed at the Sydney Opera House with a local choir. The latter also recorded a single and this gave her her first studio experience.
When Treena turned twelve, she enrolled into the Johnny Young Talent School in Sydney. There she studied Jazz, Tap Dancing, acting, and was tutored by a vocal coach. This well-known and widely respected educational facility produced some of Australia’s best performers such as Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue and Tina Arena. Needless to say it wasn’t long before she joined the school’s choir then performed at many public events.
When she turned fourteen, Treena Rose attended SCEGGS. One of Australia’s top private girls’ schools, which produced recognized actors such as Sarah Wynter, with whom she performed in school play productions.
In response to the Polynesian influences of her upbringing, Treena developed a love for Reggae and African music. As a result, she later went on to perform with various Reggae bands. And, from then, eventually became a background vocalist for a South African recording artist known as Thami.
After graduating high school, Treena was accepted into the University of Sydney. However, she had a strong desire to see the world first. So she deferred her studies and took an eight-month trip around the world. In her travels, she experienced New York City for the first time. And, after a one-month stay, she was impressed with the city’s excitement, cultural diversity, and artistic opportunity. Therefore, she knew that one day she would return. Eventually movin’ to the Big Apple soon after, which afforded her opportunities as a vocal performer as well as appearances in various music videos for such artists as Mariah Carey. But also a full-time spot as a dancer on MTV‘s ‘The Grind’.
With her recording career starting to take form, Treena Rose eventually teamed up with manager Al Fuentes who linked her with producers George Mena and Frankie Estevez to record her first single. As a matter of fact, a cover version of Michael Franks‘ ‘Tell Me All About It’ which saw the light back in April 2004 on Jellybean Soul Records.
Sadly enough, it happened to her first and last release for some reason.