Rachel Makena

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 8 reviews
Like Rachel?
Watch & Listen

About Rachel

Public liability insurance of £10 million
Verified profile
BBC Introducing|Viking FM|Singer songwriter performing original & cover songs with guitar. Including 400W stereo PA system.

Rachel Makena Graduated from the University of Stirling with BSc (Hons) Cell Biology and Leeds with MSc Molecular Medicine. This year 11th January - chat on BBC Radio Humberside about the new 'Upload' project and Walrus written for WWF UK 's World Walrus Day, 9.15am 11th January - The New Adelphi Club singing on a track by TinB doors open 8pm 17th January - Live on Vixen 101 from 9pm 18th January - ERT Cafe/Bar 12pm 25th January - Let's Rock, Bridlington Spa 6pm 26th January - The Brain Jar fundraiser 2pm and Vintage Bar Hull 4pm 31st January - Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Sessions - doors open 6:30pm 2nd February - Humber Bridge Farmers Market 10am 3rd February - tba 5th February - Hammond House Publishing International Literary Festival, 7th February - tba 8th February - Support act for The Southmartins O2 Academy Sheffield 14th*15th February - Stage4Beverley Winter Music Festival 21st February - The Funny Onion from 8pm 17th April - The Highfield House time tbc 25th April - Thorner Beer Festival 13th June - Support act for The Southmartins O2 Academy Leeds 3rd July - Arafest/Staxtonbury tbc Staxtonbury Music Festival 4th July - Arafest/Staxtonbury tbc 10th-12th July Festival tba 27th September - Hull Marathon & Relays Powered By Eon Visual Media & Brainworks 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 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 9th June - The Brain Jar 22nd June - Beverley Fringe 29th June - Folk in the Field Shiptonthorpe 1st July - Oporto 5th July - Staxtonbury Music Festival 13th July - Goathland train station by North Yorkshire Moors Railway 14th July- Pickering train station AND - Market Weighton Giant Community Day AND Half Moon Market Weighton 20th July - Private event - care home 21st July - Hornsea Carnival 27th July - Private event - 40th Birthday 17th August - Tribfest, Driffield AND Evening at Awareness Festival Hull 24th August - Private event - 40th Birthday 31st August - Branston Beer FestivalAND track played on BBC Radio BBC Music Introducing Humberside 13th September - The Salutation, Doncaster 15th September - Cottingham Food and Drink Festival 21st September - Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Council event with Viking FM Home Run 22nd September - Hang Out - Cocktails, Kitchen&Live Music 28th September - The Free Trade Inn 29th September - Burton Constable Hall Craft & Gift Fair 3rd October - Net Curtains Variety Show at Cecil Gardens 7th October - Singing to support Extinction Rebellion in #London 11th October - Singing at the Altisidora, Bishop Burton by Muddy Souls Events at Wold Top Brewery 13th October - Awareness Through Music at O'Rileys 20th October - Burton Constable Hall Craft & Gift Fair 30th October - West Hull FM pre-recorded show 2nd November - Board Inn Skipsea supporting Ben Parcell 3rd November - Radio interview and music aired on West Hull FM 8th November - The Altisidora, Bishop Burton 14th November - Christmas Lights switch on, Scarborough city centre (near Debenhams) from 17th November - Beverley Grammar School Christmas Market 23rd November - Burton Constable Hall Victorian Craft & Gift Fair 24th November - Burton Constable Hall Victorian Craft & Gift Fair 28th November - Plug In with Net Curtains Variety Show 29th November - Prospect Shopping Centre WWF UK fundraiser 30th November - Christmas lights switch on, Scunthorpe 5th December - Debenham's VIP Beauty Event at Flemingate 7th December - Arafest Charity Ball 8th December - Flemingate Festival of Christmas 14th December - Beverley Market - Saturday 19th December - Plug In Hull -formerly Bricworks with Net Curtains Variety Show 22nd December - Humberbridge Farmers Market 24th December - The Altisidora, Bishop Burton

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
See all genres
See all instruments
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
See all event types
Other skills:
Dancer, Songwriter
See all skills

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
-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
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
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.


Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
6 verified reviews
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star

From Encore customers:

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Lisa D, 9 months ago

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

From other customers:

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Ana-Maria D, 8 months 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.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Henny R, 10 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.

Read all 7 reviews