A graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she has won both First Place in Blues and Honorable Mention in Rock in the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Her music has been written about in Computer Music Magazine, and dozens of local magazines across the country. Her music has also received airplay on college radio stations nation wide, as well as been featured in dozens of music blogs internationally. Heather Scarlett has joined up with several bands over the years including The Heather & Ben Show, Gold Band, Stealing Earth, White Roses and the Captain Wolf Band. She has released several albums with these bands. More recently she has released two albums, California and Boundless, under her solo project Heather Scarlett Rose. She currently plays out frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area with The Heather & Ben Show (Heather on guitar and vocals and Ben Stanton on Percussion) and with the Gold Band (San Francisco Latin Rock ensemble).
Heather Scarlett tells stories in her songs. Stories of love, friendship, social and political events. She is greatly influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, Bob Dylan, Igor Stravisnky, Billie Holiday and Paul Simon. Heather is an animal rights activist, an environmentalist, a peace keeper, and a firm believer in the power of love and the power of music. Heather is also a practicing Buddhist and a true believer in mindfulness and the power of meditation.
Heather is currently pursuing a second Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, with plans to later pursue a Master’s Degree in Acoustical Engineering. She currently works as a music teacher, both private and group classes, and as a songwriting consultant. She hopes to one day become a music professor, as well as tour the world and win several Grammy’s.
Check out Heather’s show listings to see when she’ll be coming to a venue near you!