Brit Rodriguez is known for her soulful, smoky voice that beautifully contrasts with the bright, colorful sound of her ukulele. As a musician, she is admired for her lyrical content and melodic prowess. As a performer, audiences enjoy her unique sense of humor and down to Earth personality. Influenced by late fifties R&B and nineties dance music, Brit is a hybrid of the raw, youthful energy of today and the great soul and folk divas of the past.
Brit began performing with her ukulele seven years ago, opening for punk bands and hip hop groups in northern and southern california. after her first solo concert at Chris Hall’s Split Ends Salon, she continued on to play Santa ana’s Konsept Art + Music Festival, pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival, OC Weekly’s Artopia, and Make Music Los angeles. Brit was also the musician in residence, chosen by world renowned luthier Monica Esparza, for the Orange County Fair.
In 2014 brit debuted a demo titled, "My Name Is Brit Rodriguez Please Listen To Me," showcasing only vocals and ukulele. she was then noticed by Val haller of the new york times and Fi Mccafferty, the director of geraldine uke fest. mccafferty quickly appointed brit as headliner the following year and arranged a month long tour in the south island of new zealand. after her performance at the Geraldine Uke Fest(named one of the world’s top six ukulele festivals by Ukulele Magazine), she graced the stages of the Oamaru Opera House, the Hotel St. Moritz, and Kinloch Lodge, to name a few. following her tour, brit received several sponsorships from Godin, boulder creek,and aquila strings. she was chosen to be the face of aquila strings for an advertisement campaign in ukulele magazine. Eventually brit would be a featured artist in Ukulele magazine’s “a day in the life” article as well as their winter namm concert video series.
Back in Los Angeles, brit created Uke Jam L.A., a pop up strum along in the city, sponsored by hollywood’s iconic Guitar Center. Brit also developed a music program for the Ronald McDonald House with Team Ukulele, a charity she founded that supplies instruments and workshops to facilities in need. having the experience of helping others through music, she was asked by dorsay dujon, founder and cfo of make music los angeles, to volunteer for the namm foundation under their make music program by performing and teaching workshops at local venues and the downtown mental health center—located in los angeles’ skid row.
in 2016, With the release of her first fully produced EP, "How to Burn," and performances at numerous high profile venues like The Dresden, Vitellos, Belmond El Encanto, State Social House, the los angeles county fair, and Disney’s California Adventure, Brit began work on a more intimate musical project that focused on meaning rather than perfection. Under the support of her Patreon patrons and fans on social media, she released songs and videos independently on her blog.
On January 1 2017, at midnight, Brit released her first album, "The Little Song." featuring ten tracks she recorded at home for patrons, "The Little Song," mixes the sounds of ukulele, timpani, cello, and harmonies.
Later in the year, Brit used the Internet to connect with fans throughout the world to raise awareness and funds for different charities. Aptly titled, "Foundations of Music," she performed five themed, live streams over the course of a month in order to talk about issues her local community struggled with and ask fans for assistance.
Together they raised enough money to provide several backpacks full of school supplies to low-income students in Lancaster, CAlifornia.
brit began playing with a full band in 2018, making appearances on the namm show’s hilton stage and the set of gaia house, as well as headlining the los angeles chinese new year festival. on july 7, 2018, brit released a self-produced children’s album titled, “it’s a beautiful day.” the album addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, body Positivity, and self-love with songs that are easily understood by both children and adults. after its release, her album gained attention with a video of a fan’s baby dancing to “i am enough” on reddit. “it’s a beautiful day,” is considered her best work as a folk-pop artist to date.
brit’s latest release, “you can’t stay anywhere forever,” is a five song ep with anthems like “sideways” and an acoustic version of “how to burn”. it was introduced to her fans on january 6, 2019, after a week of daily surprise single drops.