Shealagh moved to Toronto in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Music (class of 2016)from the esteemed jazz program at Humber College as a vocal major. Focusing her college years on her songwriting, she worked alongside the likes of Rik Emmett from Triumph and also had the opportunity to record as a backup vocalist with the legendary Ken Scott (David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Beatles). She began performing under the name Shealagh Rose in January 2016, and released her debut EP “Island” in July 2016.
With the release of "Island", Shealagh Rose brings a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with soulful vocals, addicting progressions, and beautiful string sections, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie folk anthems.
She was regional finalist (top 10 in Hamilton) in CBC's 2017 Searchlight competition with her song "Dream", and has played to across Canada through VIA Rail's Artist on Board Program. She is currently based out of Hamilton, Toronto, and the GTA.