The year of 2020 has been a doozy, that’s for sure. People around the world have had plenty of time to reflect on what we’re doing in our lives… and I’m no exception. I took a quick look at a running list I made between 2001 and 2016, and saw that during thos
So I admit it – I’ve been REALLY bad at keeping this ‘news’ page updated for AGES! I hit a major bump in the road in mid-2017, with the deaths of both parents and serious illness of my brother. Everything happened at once, and it took til the start of 2020 to
The Guardian chose to feature Rachel’s version of ‘Stay Awake’ from Mary Poppins in a new short film about the effect of music on the brain. Scientists analysed the way singer Laura Mvula responded when she listened to music. The recording of ‘Stay Awake’
Composer/pianist Ben Dawson has written a load of songs with the theme of SOCIAL MEDIA. Like it or loathe it, it’s the air which many of us breathe thesedays. See and hear Ben’s take on this very modern phenomenon, on Rachel’s music page.
Press release by LGBB: The London Gay Big Band (LGBB) has teamed up with thirteen of the UK’s leading vocalists to record their debut album ‘Brave’ at Abbey Road Studios. Tipped to be one of the most exciting jazz releases of the year, the album is a unique collaboration between the L
Rachel writes: 'Exciting to have the Halle gig in the diary for next April, AND 3 concerts with Sinfonia Lahti in March! April will be the Fred Astaire show, again with lovely Ava Astaire McKenzie; March is something entirely new...'