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TIMELINE - EVENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

1985 - RACHELLE STARTS HER FIRST BAND ''CASHA TASHA''. SHE IS DRUMMER.

 BACKVOCALIST AND CO-SONGWRITER.

 

1986 - RACHELLE JOINS POP ROCK BAND ''SILENT KNOWLEDGE'' AS BACKVOCALIST. FIRST STUDIO EXPERIENCE AND FIRST TV SHOW APPEARANCES.

 

1987 - ''SILENT KNOWLEDGE'' BECOME ''TANGO TANGO''.

RACHELLE'S FIRST TOURING EXPERIENCE.

 

1988 - RACHELLE  AND ''TANGO TANGO'' WIN CONTEST ''L'EMPIRE DES FUTURES STARS''.

 

1991 -  RACHELLE GRADUATES FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

 

1992 - RACHELLE COMES BACK TO MUSIC. FIRST JAZZ DUET WITH GUITAR VIRTUOSO ERIC ST-LAURENT. WEEKLY SOLD OUT RESIDENCE AT CAFÉ TIMÉNÉ, MONTREAL

 

1993 - RACHELLE DETOURS TO ROCK MUSIC. LEAD SINGER OF FIRST ROCK COVER BAND

''Rachelle and Her Pleasure Units'' - covers by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Living Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more

 

1993- RACHELLE MEETS HAITIAN SUPERSTAR EMELINE MICHEL AND WORKS WITH HER AS A BACKVOCALIST.

 

1994 - RACHELLE BECOMES THE LEAD VOCALIST OF HAITIAN JAZZ BAND ''TCHAKA''LED BY EVAL MANIGAT AND WINNER OF A JUNO AWARD (canadian grammy)

THEY PERFORM WITH RACHELLE AT THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL IN FRONT OF 10 000 PEOPLE

 

 

1994 - RACHELLE BECOMES BACKVOCALIST FOR MARIO PELCHAT, STAR CROONER IN QUEBEC

 

1995 - RACHELLE MEETS GROOVE ATTACK , GERMAN HIPHOP PRODUCERS IN NEW YORK. SHE RECORDS HER FIRST ORIGINAL TRACK  ''ORIGINALITÉ'', PRODUCED BY DJ ROE BEARDIE.

 

1995 - RACHELLE THE SONGWRITER IS OFFICIALLY BORN.  SHE PRODUCES HER FIRST DEMO WITH HER BAND IN MONTREAL

 

1995 - RACHELLE IS DISCOVERED BY CELINE DION'S TEAM AT A CONCERT WITH MARIO PELCHAT. SHE IS OFFERED TO BECOME BACKVOCALIST FOR THE SUPERSTAR

 

1995 - RACHELLE'S FIRST CONCERT WITH CELINE DION  IN FRONT OF 30,000 PEOPLE, CALGARY, EDMONTON

 

1995 - 1997 - RACHELLE GOES ON WORLD TOUR WITH CELINE DION - ''FALLING INTO YOU'' AND D'EUX'', IN EUROPE, CANADA,  USA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND JAPAN.

 

1996 - 1997 - RACHELLE APPEARS ON TV SHOWS DAVID LETTERMAN, JAY LENO, ROSIE O'DONNELL WITH CELINE. 

PRIVATE PERFORMANCES AT BILL CLINTON'S SUMMER RESIDENCE AND AT THE CASTLE OF THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI.

 

1997 - RACHELLE GOES TO PARIS TO PURSUE HER SOLO CAREER.

SHE GOES ON WRITING HER OWN SONGS, RECORDING HER DEMOS AND PRODUCING HER MUSIC 

 

1997 - RACHELLE WORKS WITH FRENCH ROCK LEGEND JOHNNY HALLIDAY. 

SHE RECORDS BACKVOCALS ON ALBUM ''CE QUE JE SAIS'' INCLUDING RADIO HIT ''ALLUMEZ LE FEU'' .

 

1997 - RACHELLE'S SOLO ARTIST RECORD DEAL AT SONY MUSIC FAILS. RACHELLE FALLS. RISES AGAIN.

NEW SONGS, NEW SOUND, NEW LOOK: ''EBÈNE'' IS BORN

 

1998 - RACHELLE BECOMES BACKVOCALIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR FRENCH SOUL ICON VÉRONIQUE SANSON .

 

 

1999 - RACHELLE'S (ÉBÈNE) SONGS ''ECOUTE TOI'' + ''TOUT SE SAIT'' - BOTH REACH NO 1 POSITION ON PEOPLESOUND.FR CHARTS

 

 

2001 - RACHELLE DOES HER FIRST SHOW AS ''ÉBÈNE'' AT SENTIER DES HALLES, PARIS

 

2002 - RACHELLE (ÉBÈNE) WORKS WITH NEW PRODUCERS REMI SARRAZIN AND STEPHANE ''PIT'' LE NAVELAN. NEW SONGS AND NEW PRODUCTION GET PICKED UP BY JRECORDS (ALICIA KEYS).

 

2003 - JRECORDS CHANGES TEAM. RACHELLE 'S 2ND RECORD DEAL FALLS THROUGH.

 

 

2004 - RACHELLE WORKS AS A BACKVOCALIST FOR FRANCE'S No2 STAR EDDY MITCHELL

 

2004 - RACHELLE LEAVES PARIS AND SHE GOES BACK TO MONTREAL. RE-STARTS ALL OVER.

 

2004 - RACHELLE BECOMES BACKVOCALIST FOR QUEBEC'S BLUES KING BOB WALSCH

 

2005 - RACHELLE SING AND RECORDS THE MUSICAL THEME OF FAMOUS TV SHOW ''SALUT BONJOUR''.

THE THEME AIRS FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

 

2005 - RACHELLE IS THE WINNER OF RYTHME FM RADIO CONTEST WITH HER SONG ''RETIENS MOI'' (co written by HARVEY MASON JR, song producer for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Dreamgirls )

 

2005 - RACHELLE IS THE SPECIAL GUEST OF ''FRANCOPHONE WEEK'' OF CANADIAN EMBASSY IN COSTA RICA. TWO SOLD OUT CONCERTS IN SAN JOSÉ.

 

2006 - RACHELLE IS THE OPENING ACT FOR WORLD STAR GINO VANELLI AT CANADA DAY OPEN AIR CONCERT

 

2006 - RACHELLE MEETS QUEBEC'S 70's DISCO&SOUL ICON BOULE NOIRE.

HE DECLARES RACHELLE AS HIS TRUSTED ''RELÈVE''. BOULE NOIRE SINGS HIS LAST SONG ON RACHELLE'S ALBUM JUST BEFORE PASSING AWAY.

 

 

2006 - RACHELLE RECEIVES A GRANT FROM MUSICACTION FOR HER ALBUM. RACHELLE RECORDS HER FIRST SOLO ALBUM ''D'ÂME SOUL'' AT STUDIO VICTOR.

 

2007 - RACHELLE'S ALBUM RELEASE IS STOPPED. CAREER IS BLOCKED.

 

2007 - RACHELLE DISCOVERS SAHAJA MEDITATION. SHE GETS BACK ON HER FEET AND DOORS REOPEN.

 

2008 - RACHELLE'S FINDS NEW PRODUCTION TEAM AND RELEASES  ''D'ÂME SOUL'' AT ''LES FRANCOFOLIES DE MONTREAL''

 

2008 - FIRST SINGLE ''LES POINGS SUR LES HANCHES'' REACHES TOP 5 ON REGIONAL RADIO CHARTS

 

2009 - SONG ''LOIN LOIN DE LA VILLE'' FEAT. BOULE NOIRE APPEARS IN SOPHIE LORAIN'S MOVIE

''LES GRANDES CHALEURS''

 

2009 - RACHELLE  IS INTEGRATED AND NOMINATED IN THE BOOK ''THE HAITIANS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO QUEBEC'S EXPANSION''

 

2009 - RACHELLE RECEIVES A ''VOCAL PERFECTIONNING'' GRANT FROM THE QUEBEC ART COUNCIL AND ENGAGES A NEW VOICE TRAINING IN CLASSICAL

 

2009 - RACHELLE BECOMES BACKVOCALIST FOR ROBERT CHARLEBOIS ON HIS TOUR ''AVRIL SUR MARS'' AND MAKES A STUNNING COMICAL DUET WITH THE ROCK LEGEND.

(ROBERT CHARLEBOIS HAS RECEIVED AN HONORARY LEGION OF CANADA TITLE IN 2011 )

 

2010 - RACHELLE RETURNS TO EUROPE FOR  ''BOUGE POUR TA PLANÈTE'' ECO TOUR, IN FRANCE.

 

2010 - RACHELLE PERFORMS AT ''CULTURE OF THE SPIRIT'' FESTIVAL IN ITALY, ORGANIZED BY SAHAJA YOGA ITALY

 

2010 - RACHELLE CHOOSES BERLIN TO RE -START HER LIFE AND PURSUE HER CAREER 

 

2010 - RACHELLE CREATES HER ''SPIRIT OF JOY'' SINGING & MEDITATION WORKSHOPS AND GIVES HER FIRST ONE AT THE SAHAJA YOGA CENTER IN MUNICH.

 

 

2011 - RACHELLE'S FIRST TOURS IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND WITH HER NEW ''SPIRIT OF JOY'' SPIRITUAL CONCERTS.

SOLD OUT CONCERTS EVERYWHERE SHE GOES. WHEN RACHELLE SINGS AT WIENER NEUSTADT DOM, OVER 1200 PEOPLE FILL THE DOM.

 

2012 - RACHELLE IS INVITED BY THE MEDICAL FIELD, AS A SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST AT THE GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, HEIDELBERG, IN THE NAME OF SAHAJA MEDITATION.

 

2012 - RACHELLE'S TEXTS AND SONGS ARE CHOSEN BY FRANCULTURES, FOR THE ''FRANZÖSICHE TAGE'' (JOURNÉES DE LA FRANCOPHONIE), A LITERARY CONTEST SUPPORTED BY THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF VIENNA. HER SONGS ARE PRESENTED TO ALL FRANCOPHONE SCHOOLS OF AUSTRIA.

 

2012 - RACHELLE IS DISCOVERED BY NEW YORK SONGWRITER BEN BLYTHE, AND START THE BAND ''REALIZED SOUL'' IN MARCH.  THEIR FIRST CONCERT IS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, IN MAY!

 

 

2012 - RACHELLE GOES TO TOKYO TO SING JAZZ AT THE PARK HYATT HOTEL, HOME OF THE MOVIE LOST IN TRANSLATION

 

2012 - RACHELLE GOES BACK TO HER ROOTS AND CREATES THE ''AFROJAZZ EXPERIENCE'' - jazz and pop reknown songs transformed with african, haitian, brasilian and cuban rhythms.

 

2012  - RACHELLE PAYS TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON WITH REKNOWN BÜRGERMEISTER 1884 ORCHESTRA, AUSTRIA

 

2013 - RACHELLE RECORDS WITH THE WIENER SÄNGERKNABEN (Vienna Choir Boys), A FIRST GOSPEL SONG FOR THE CHOIR. THE RECORDING ''MARY, DON'T YOU WEEP'' APPEARS ON CD/DVD ''SONGS FOR MARY''

 

2013 - RACHELLE RECORDS HER LONG DREAMED CHRISTMAS ALBUM WITH HER PIANIST FALK BONITZ.

 

2014 - RACHELLE'S AFROJAZZ EXPERIENCE FIRST CONCERT AT WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN, BERLIN.

 

2014 - RACHELLE GIVES HER SPIRIT OF JOY WORKSHOP FOR THE 4TH TIME AND ALSO PERFORMS WITH THE  AFROJAZZ EXPERIENCE , AT THE MUSIK FORUM FESTIVAL, KLAGENFURT AUSTRIA.

 

2014 - RACHELLE GOES ON A CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH HER PIANIST FALK BONITZ, IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SLOVAKIA.

 

2015 - RACHELLE PERFORMS AT EXPO 2015 AND AT CASTELLO DI MILANO IN THE ''BREATH OF THE EARTH'' CONCERT, ORGANIZED BY SAHAJA YOGA AND CULTURE OF THE SPIRIT.

 

2015 - RACHELLE SINGS AT THE VOICE OF GERMANY WITH 4 CHAIRS TURNING, STANDING OVATION FROM THE JUDGES AND AN ENCORE FROM THE AUDIENCE.

SHE IS VOTED 3 CONSECUTIVE TIMES ''NO1 FAVORITE ARTIST'' OF EVERY ROUND, BY THE PUBLIC.

 

2016 - RACHELLE SINGS AT THE ROMY GALA AFTERSHOW PARTY WITH HER PREMIUM DISCO BAND 

''BIG TIME''.

 

2016 - RACHELLE IS THE SPECIAL GUEST OF THE SUPERFLY RADIO 25TH YEAR BIRTHDAY CLUBNIGHT.

 

2016 - RACHELLE PERFORMS WITH HER ''AFRO JAZZ EXPERIENCE'' AT THE ALANYA JAZZ FESTIVAL, TURKEY. FULL CONCERT IS SHOWN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND ON THE WORLDWIDE WEB.

 

 

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