Rachel

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Singer Songwriter
Location UK
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Introduction Been gigging since 94 in one form or another, across Australia, UK/Europe and America. Have released 4 solo studio albums and played/sung on more... Am a bit of a jack of all trades re instruments dabbling in guitars/ piano/ soprano sax/ banjo/ various harmonicas and whistles ... would love to be a master of something one day!!! I love conversation, nature, arts and creativity... I ask a lot of questions... I am an advocate for equality, human rights, diversity, justice, ecology... The most action-hero stunt I’ve ever done was to climb Mount Arapiles (Victoria-Australia)-with no previous experience in rock climbing. A stunt I am in no hurry to repeat as it frightened the life out of me and the only reason I didn’t bottle out was that it was too dangerous to abseil down. I am married to Bill who is a multi-talented artist and musician, an excellent chef and all round mighty fine person. We have a daughter who has turned our lives upside down in the best possible way and continues to teach us and inspire us on a daily basis... As well as my own music I can also be seen performing in Sir Silence's band, 'The Hush'
Favorite Movies Donnie Darko, Wings of Desire (and anything by Wim Wenders), The Station Agent, Fight Club, Cinema Parsdiso, The Life of Brian, Ghost in the Shell (animated not the new version), Oh Brother Where Art Thou?(pretty much anything by the Cohen Brothers) Back To The Future, North Fork (a great movie by the Polish Brothers)- and I'm a sucker for Joss Wheddon creations- particularly Fire Fly... Hammer Horror... I love black and whites... particularly Sherlock Holmes (all of Basil Rathbone versions) Humphry Bogarts especially Casablanca... Ice Cold in Alex... Hammer Horrors... Ealing Comedy, so many more...
Favorite Music Nick Drake, Nick Cave, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Dylan, Cohen, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Ritchie Havens, Indigo Girls, Gillian Welch, Patti Smith, Sir Silence, Beth Orton, Nina Simone, Sufijan Stevens, Cat Stevens, Kevin Coyne, The Roaches, Iron and Wine, and much much more...
Favorite Books Life of Pi, The Road, Master and Margarita, Sirens of Titan, Shaun Tan's The Red Tree, The Outsider, The Handmaids Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cloud Street, East Of Eden, The Book Thief, American Gods (and so much Neil Gaiman), The Song Lines... Jaspar Fforde's Ayre Affair series- Harry Potter, Swallows and Amazons, John Marsden Tomorrow When The War Began, The Night Watch/ Day Watch series by Sergei Lukyenenko and pretty much any Murikami... again loads more...