THE ENTERTAINER

 

After early beginnings on stage, in studio and on television, with local artists of Quebec, Rachelle was spotted and approached by Celine Dion.

 

After a first audition concert in front of 30 000 people, Rachelle was hired as her backvocalist. 


For two years on a world tour, she sang and danced alongside the superstar, on legendary stages like the Madison Square Gardens, Bercy, Budokan, Wembley Arena, to name a few.


She also appeared with Celine on tv shows like Taratata, Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Other major stars of the French music world such as Johnny Halliday, Véronique Sanson and Eddy Mitchell have also collaborated with Rachelle as choreographer and chief back vocalist on their tours. 

Legendary Robert Charlebois even shared the front stage with her, featuring Rachelle and her comedic talents in an explosive and hilarious duet.
 
As a lead singer of various bands for the last 25 years, Rachelle has been touching and entertaining crowds of all kinds.

With her different original projects, she also presented her creations in jazz clubs,
concert halls and music festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival and Les Francofolies de Montréal

With her different Party bands, Rachelle has performed in over 800 private and
corporate events.

While living in Paris for many years, she was lead singer of the no1 event band called

''Les Enfants de la Nuit'', playing 120 events per year.

 

She is currently in highest demand as singer with EBC - Electric Beat Club - the no1 Party band of Austria.

 

Her versatile repertoire is of over 150 songs ranging from pop to disco, funk to rock, swing to jazz, gospel to opera.

 

Other highlights of her entertainment career:

In 2015, Rachelle gave a four-chair-turning, standing ovation performance at the
blind auditions on the Voice of Germany.

In 2018,  she performed as Disco Queen at the world renown Vienna Opera Ball .

That same year, Rachelle was part of Cesar Sampson's Austrian winning team at the Eurovision.


In 2020, Rachelle sang as a Bond Girls in ''The Music of James Bond'' concert with the Augusta Symphonic Orchestra, in Atlanta USA.  Her featured solo pieces were ''Golden Eye'', ''Moonraker'' and Shirley Bassey's legendary  ''Gold Finger''.

 

 

THE ARTIST

As solo artist, Rachelle released four albums to her name, one of which as a singer songwriter, in French, her Mother Tongue.

 
In 2012, Rachelle was invited to sing at the United Nations in New York.

 

The following year, the Vienna Boys Choir received Rachelle as their guest singer,
live and in the studio, on their very first gospel recording ''Oh Mary don't you weep!''.

This song appears on their Christmas album '' Songs for Mary''


Devoted to singing songs to elevate the Spirit in people, Rachelle dedicated herself to spreading the message of inner peace through meditation and spiritual awareness.

 

For seven years, alongside her pianist Falk Bonitz, she toured all over Europe with her

'' Spirit of Joy '' music & meditation - soul & gospel concerts. This endeavour also brought her to tour in Morocco, Switzerland and Taiwan, sharing her passion for this Universal message.

 

In 2021, virtuoso Tuba player JON SASS integrated Rachelle in the 'Destiny Band'' as his new lead singer, and percussionist. Together they have played at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival, at the Porgy &Bess jazz club in Vienna, and are preparing a new series of concerts in 2022.

 

B3 Hammond wizard Raphaël Wressnig has also been collaborating with Rachelle as guest singer of his internationally renown blues funk band. They recently played together at the Dubai Blues Festival and were featured as the closing act of the festival.

 

In 2022, Rachelle will release her first single as co composer and guest singer of Austrian superfunk band ''The Turtlenecks'' composed of Hans Jürgen Bart (Parov Stelar), Paul Slaviczek (Folkshilfe) and Oliver Kerschbaumer (Hot Pants Road Club). The subject of sexism, racism and the need for liberation are tackled by Rachelle in this groovy yet touching piece.

 

 

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Rachelle is also a beautiful and sensitive writer. 

 

Her amazing life journey and unusual career drew the path for her to become a keynote speaker. 

 

Rachelle's voyage as a singer songwriter experienced a dramatic setback.

 

Hear the whole story in her very first speech as a keynote speaker, which happened at none other than TEDx:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc_-3D-PlaE&t=20s

 

 

THE MUSICIAN

 

With origins in the caribbean, rhythm is Rachelle's second nature.

 

On stage at the age of 4 years old dancing to the beat of Haitian drums in her father's dance troop,  these powerful rhythms gifted Rachelle with her renown sense of groove.

 

Today She is percussionist of electro-house band ZEITGEIST,

of african balafon master Moussa Coulibaly, of afro-caribbean jazz band LES COLORÉS and drummer of her spiritual soul duet RAYAH. 

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