Luisa has been sharing her gift of music since she was four years old. She was born in Irapuato, Mexico in 1965, moved to the USA in 1975, and became a citizen in 1996.
Luisa has sung with several church and concert choirs, a number of well known musicians, and as a featured vocalist. In 1983, while still in high school, she backed Barry Manilow at a show in Los Angeles. In 1996, she won first place in a Karaoke contest which was broadcast live on KXMT-FM. In 1999, she sang with Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bochelli in Las Vegas. Also in Vegas, while hosting a daily Karaoke show at The Barbary Coast Casino, she sang with the Jordanaires and Bobby Rydell.
Since moving to the Washington D. C. area in 2001, Luisa has been a featured vocalist on several radio shows, including the CSA Jamboree broadcast hosted by the late Frank Gosman, and has sung with several well known local bands including J. P. McDermott & Western Bop, Sookey Jump, The River (with Jack Bond), John Harbison, and Daryl Davis. In 2003, Luisa won first place in a regional Karaoke contest sponsored by the Brunswick, MD VFD. In 2008, she won first place in a Spanish language Karaoke contest sponsored by El Tejano Restaurant in Germantown, MD.
Luisa married her underpaid roadie, Ken, on 09 August 2003. In 2004, they formed Blinkie's Karaoke, and a year later, the sixties tribute band Luisa & the Reverbs.
Her first CD, "Luisa Rose and her Imaginary Orchestra", was released in 2005. Many of the tracks featured producer Garrick Alden, playing every instrument.
She was selected to sing in the Papal Mass Choir (first soprano) for the Pope's visit to Washington, DC in April, 2008.
Luisa also performs a one woman show several times a month, "Luisa Rose and her Imaginary Orchestra", for various groups and organizations.
An article about Luisa appeared in the January 2010 edition of "The Point", published by the Equal Rights Center.
Her second CD, "Luisa & the Reverbs" was released in April, 2011.
George Hardman (Guitar),
Stoney Johnstone (Bass),
Rick Kanton (Guitar),
Tom O'Neill (Drums),
Ken Sleeman (Keyboard)