Born in Calamba, Laguna, in the Philippines, Rocky exhibited a keen enthusiasm for song and dance at an early age. She studied piano under the tutelage of her grandfather, who was the United States Army Band Conductor. At the tender age of sixteen, she moved to New York City, where she attended St. John’s University, and upon graduating, decided to pursue music full-time. It was at this time that her talent began to manifest itself.
Her career first started in 1987 with a single entitled “Let The Love Begin”, which was recorded in the Philippines. It became the number one song for that year which also became a gold single two weeks after it was released. She continued on to release her first CD in the Philippines entitled “Only A Dream”, while appearing in various television sitcoms, variety shows and TV commercials.
Meanwhile, in New York Rocky quickly gained ground in the entertainment industry, appearing on such television shows as “The Cosby Show”, “All My Children”, and had a recurring role as “Ky” in the daytime program “Another World”. She was also in New York University’s production of “Sweet Charity”. She went on to do her own cabaret act, a one-woman show, which gained rave reviews among the theater crowd in Manhattan.
The pinnacle, however, came in 1991, when she joined the original Broadway Cast of “Miss Saigon”. This experience achieved for her the vocal strengthening that she needed for the hardships of performing on the road.
After a successful career both in New York and the Philippines Rocky decided to trade in her dancing shoes for slippers in the warm and tranquil islands of Hawai’i. In 1995 she released the single “Love Song of Kalua” and went on to release her second CD in Hawaii in 1997 entitled “In Character”, that instantly made her a household name. Since then, she became the featured artist at the prestigious Hano Hano Room in Waikiki for 8 years. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, been featured with the Honolulu Symphony, and performed with Philippine’s well renowned singer/songwriter Jose Marie Chan at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Rocky also opened a show for world famous jazz trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval and performed with Grammy Award-winning vocalist, James Ingram at the Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festival.
Recently performed for 2007 “Return To Romance” music festival at the Hawaii Theater.
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