Dublin, County Dublin
Originally from Dublin Ireland, Rachel (aka Raye) moved to London 8 years ago to pursue a career in music. A classically trained pianist from the age of 6 she grew up with a background in musical theatre showing early signs of her creativity and unique talent.
This led to her appearing in many television and theatre productions (RTE's soap 'Fair City' as lead singer in Girlband 'Supernova').
Rachel’s professional career took off at the age of 16 at which time she took the leading role in Cinderella at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and singing in various Girlbands . After finished school she continued to perform as a singer / writer with an acid jazz/funk band touring several venues in the city.
Moving to London in 2006 she signed a production deal with (Stuart Roslyn at Intrusion Productions) and together co wrote a soul/pop album. After a year she began working with several producers:
( Steve Dubs-Chemical Brothers, Ruadhri Cushnan-Mumford and sons,Ed Sheeran, Peter wright, Johnny Rockstar-The Sugababes, Paul Ressel, Daithi - Sony, Ian Ring-Young Wonder ) writing top line melodies and experimenting with different sounds .
Her range of work has included; ‘Britan’s Next Top Model
(and other ITV 2 and Sky Living series such as 'It's all about Amy, 'What Katie did next' and 'Britans Next Top Model' ) where she performed a self penned song'A Girl Named Raye' as the face of ‘Cinderella Hair Extensions’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UphBbCZLfW4).
She also represented the hair company in various magazines.
She has also performed on the track ‘Liar Liar’ (Jerry abbot and Vasco) which has been used extensively all over the world on TV series such as 'Desperate Housewives, 'Dance Academy',
- Rachel also reached the finals of IMRO song competition in Ireland out of hundreds of hopefuls.
-Toured in Austria , Switzerland and Germany with a covers band as lead singer.
Returning to London, Rachel performs regularly with ‘High on Heels’ as vocalist with whom she has performed in Beijing, Beirut, Indonesia, India ,Japan, China.
Rachel’s current project is to focus on her writing. She recently performed and co wrote two of the singles on the successful ‘Daithi’ album (Sony Ireland)-’Chameleon Life’ and ‘Dancing in My Sleep.’
' Chameleon Life' was featured on 'New Music' The Guardian in 2013, was voted as no. 7 of the top 30 tracks in Ireland and was nominated for the 'Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of The Year' standing alongside the likes of Hozier, Kodaline and Two Door Cinema Club.
She currently performs regularly at the well renowned 'Quaglinos' and other venues.
As a footnote to everything written about Rachel’s career, she continues to write music as this is her greatest form of expression and her passion in life. . Carpe Diem!