Onyx Rose


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


I came from a musical family; My dad was a professional musician, and my eldest brother played with Wilson Picket for two years and Fats Domino for at least 20 years.
I myself have an AA in music from Sacramento City College, with most of my performance experience in being in voice (choir, chambers).
I'm returning to the world of music after a long absence.
I do play, but I prefer vocals and songwriting/composition for now, especially composition. I'd rather write music behind the scenes than actually be on stage.
To listen to music projects I'm working on, go to and look for Cougarwitch.

Screen name:
Onyx Rose
Member since:
Oct 01 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50


A wide variety of musical influences from Gregorian chant to R&B, but more recently I have been listening to a broad range of what might be considered goth. So, Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, Corpus Delecti, Lycia, and so on. This is a tiny sample, of course.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Other Percussion:
Background Singer:
Vocalist - Alto:


Scattered. I'm still gathering.
So far, I have my base, two acoustic/electric guitars, an acoustic-only guitar, and an amp. And a distortion box for guitar.
Oh, and paper...Staff paper and mechanical pencils for notation. I compose on Sibelius....hope to get different software soon.
I love to compose music. And yes, I do write lyrics. Wow, all that original creativity from a female? That's impossible.