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About Rachel

Singer songwriter and cover artist available to book for events. As seen at the O2 Academy and BBC Introducing.
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Pop/country singing guitarist covering music from Ed Sheeran, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, Taylor Swift and more. Add some live music to your event whether it be a craft fair, restaurant, party, festival, wedding, market or Christmas party.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
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
Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
Falling Slowly - from the musical Once
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Sunday Girl - Blondie
Good Riddance (Time of your life) - Greenday
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
We are never ever getting back together - Taylor Swift
Super Trouper - ABBA
Country Roads - John Denver
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
A thousand years - Christina Perri
-Holiday songs-
Auld Lang Syne
White Christmas
Last Christmas - Wham!
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
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?
Plastic Wrap
Back to Being Me
Customer questions

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.

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?

You can bluetooth your phone to my PA or provide me with a Spotify list of songs, or I can set Spotify to a reccomended songs mix if you give me a few songs you like.

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive about 40 minutes before the time I start to play, and it takes me about 30 minutes to set up all the equipment, and sound check.

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 at least 2 weeks if I have never heard it before.


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 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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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