Musician, vocalist, performer and composer.
As a Vocalist and composer, Rachel has been performing professionally for over ten years in a variety of projects. Specialising in folk, jazz, blues and swing music; as well as being an accomplished vocalist, Rachel play’s accordion, double bass and percussion.
After studying a National Diploma in Music Practice and Performance, specialising in the voice, Rachel now works in a number of settings delivering music workshops, singing on stage and in the studio.
As a child she performed in theatre productions, attended Stage Coach and performed in a variety of choirs and ensembles.
Rachel runs small chamber singing groups and sings in acappella vocal groups as well as band leading and performing with larger ensembles. She performs in a wide variety of settings, from leading UK festivals such as Glastonbury festival, Shambala and Boomtown to events in Europe such as Ferrara Buskers Festival (IT) and Ghironda Street festival (IT) where she performed as an invited act.
Rachel has toured extensively in Europe and the US as well as the UK. She has a wealth of experience playing corporate functions and high-profile events with a number of her projects.
Community and Social Sessions
Rachel currently works with Milestones Trust delivering music therapy sessions to groups with additional needs.
Her extensive experience working with clients with additional needs to provide tailored and accessible lessons in a therapeutic and social capacity has led her to continue working with vulnerable client groups to give them access to music.
Rachel worked to deliver therapeutic sessions in music and movement as an LSA in schools and colleges, at day centres and in residential homes across West Berkshire and the South West for the past twelve years. She has extensive experience and training working with clients with additional needs.
The Barrel House Vipers delivers music sessions and tea-dances playing jazz and swing from the 20's . The band can provide a theme and an optional dance class into community centres, health and social settings. The band is multi-generational and consists of some of the great jazz players in the South West.