Rachel Makena Hodgson

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BBC Introducing|Viking FM|Singer songwriter performing original & cover songs with guitar

Rachel Makena Female singer/songwriter Graduated from the University of Stirling with BSc (Hons) Cell Biology Favourite sport: Ultimate Frisbee My events: ͟2͟0͟1͟9 5th January - Track played on BBC Radio Humberside 8th January - Track played on Coast and County Radio 28th January - Gaslight Club, Leeds 22nd February - Performing live music on Vixen 101 from 9pm 23rd February - Track played on BBC Radio Humberside 16th March - Track played on BBC Radio Humberside 30th March - Open Mic - Chapel FM Arts Centre 3rd April - Open Mind - The Grove Inn 4th May - The George and Dragon, Aldbrough 5th May - Filey Folk Festival at 4:20 9th June - The Brain Jar 2-4pm 22nd June - Beverley Fringe 29th June - Folk in the Field Shiptonthorpe 12:50 1st July - Oporto 5th July - Staxtonbury Music Festival 12:30-1:15 13th July - Goathland train station by North Yorkshire Moors Railway 14th July- Pickering train station AND - Market Weighton Giant Community Day 2019 AND Half Moon Market Weighton 20th July - Private event - care home 21st July - Hornsea Carnival 12:30 and 4pm 27th July - Private event - 40th Birthday 17th August - 12:30-13:00 Tribfest 2019 , Driffield AND Evening at Awareness Festival 2019, 4:10-4:40 Hull 24th August - Private event - 40th Birthday 31st August - Branston Beer Festival 7pm AND track played on BBC Radio BBC Music Introducing Humberside 13th September - The Salutation 7pm 15th September - Cottingham Food and Drink Festival 21st September - Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Council event with Viking FM Home Run at 11-11:30am 22nd September - Hang Out - Cocktails, Kitchen&Live Music 3-4pm 28th September - The Free Trade Inn 2-3pm 29th September - Burton Constable Hall Craft & Gift Fair 12-2:30pm 3rd October - Net Curtains Variety Show at Cecil Gardens 2pm 7th October - Singing to support Extinction Rebellion in #London 11th October - Singing at the Altisidora, Bishop Burton 7:30pm 12th October - Big Sky Beer Festival at The Wold Top Brewery by Muddy Souls Events at Wold Top Brewery 6-7pm 13th October - Awareness Through Music at O'Rileys 20th October - Burton Constable Hall Craft & Gift Fair 11-3pm 2nd November - Board Inn Skipsea supporting Ben Parcell 8.30pm 9th November - Private event in Shildon 23rd November -Burton Constable Hall Victorian Craft & Gift Fair 10-3pm 24th November -Burton Constable Hall Victorian Craft & Gift Fair 10-3pm 30th November - Christmas lights switch on, Scunthorpe

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Dancer, Songwriter
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Song list

-Singing and Guitar-
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart - Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Stay stay stay - Taylor Swift
How you remind me - Nickleback
Zombie- The Cranberries
The A team - Ed Sheeran
Royals - Lorde
Baby - Justin Bieber
Let her go - Passenger
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shake it off- Taylor Swift
Good Riddance (Time of your life) - Greenday
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
We are never ever getting back together - Taylor Swift
Being in love with you
That kiss meant nothing to me
Do you feel the same?
Out of sight
Waiting for my love to come to me
I don’t need you to be happy
Can anybody hear me?
-Singing with backing tracks-
He Wasn't - Avril Lavigne
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Sk8er boi - Avril Lavigne
Baby - Justin Bieber
Eenie Meenie - Justin Bieber
Down to earth - Justin Bieber
Call me maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Good Time - Carly Rae Jepson & Owl City
Impossible - Shontelle
Love you like a love song - Selena Gomez
Hands to myself - Selena Gomez
My life would suck with out you - Kelly Clarkson
Since U been gone - Kelly Clarkson
Red - Taylor Swift
Love story - Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
Better than revenge - Taylor Swift
Stay Stay Stay - Taylor Swift
We are never ever getting back together - Taylor Swift
Blank space - Taylor Swift
Budapest - George Ezra
Feeling Good - Muse
Habits (Stay high) - Tove Lo
Jar of hearts - Christina Perri
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Nothing Breaks like a heart - Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus
Someone like you - Adele
Summertime sadness - Lana del ray
These Days - Rudimental, Jess Glyne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen
You know I'm no good - Amy Winehouse
Call me - Blondie
Sunday Girl - Blondie
Hot 'n' cold - Katy Perry
Riptide - Vance Joy
Zombie - The Cranberries
The A team - Ed Sheeran
Kids in America - Kim Wilde
Let her go - Passenger
Rush - Aly & AJ
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Give me a call if you have changed the time so I can make sure I am still able to get to you so your event runs smoothly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Not yet!

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on what you want, if you have a sound engineer or if I will use my own stuff. Backing tracks: a)I will use my phone/device to plug into your PA - 5 min b) I will use my amp to plug and play - 5-10 min Guitar: a) Plug into your PA, tune, levels - 10min b) Use my amp, tune, levels - 5-10 min

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes- give me 2 weeks or complicated stuff I may use chord sheet if possible.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Song choice, audience engagement with the music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cleethorpes, outdoor family festival, markets, pubs, shopping centres, mini-cruise ship, college events, radio stations.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Viking FM's themed P&O Mini-cruise to Amsterdam in October 2018.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£330


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Lisa D, 1 month ago

Rachel put on a wonderful performance, could not have asked for more than what she already brought to our event, would highly recommend

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Ana-Maria D, 22 days ago

Thank you so much for today. You have such an amazing voice and your performance was brilliant. It was a pleasure to have you at Hang Out.

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Henny R, 2 months ago

Very talented singer/guitarist with amazing covers and beautiful original pieces. Thank you for making our mad party extra special Rachel! Not only a brilliant musician but a wonderful personality which just made the performance even better. I’m sure you’ll go far and we’ll be seeing more of you in the future.

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