Photography by Amy Edwards
Artwork by Terry Crouch Onebigideaphotography
'Cat Lane' original song by Rachel Brooks
Welcome to BrookSongbird Records established in 2017 by songwriter and singer-pianist Rachel Brooks.
With diverse influences Rachel grew up idolising the vocal talents of Celine Dion whilst being drawn to playing her parents collections of Kate Bush and later falling in love with the haunting sounds of Eva Cassidy and songs and vocals of Lucie Silvers.
With a passion for dramatic emotion shown through production and melody and a love of 80's power ballads (as Rachel discovered in her love for T'Pau/Tiffany/Kylie and her sister's collection of 'Heart') this is reflected in a lot of Rachel's arrangements honed with the help of Essex based of 'Missing Andy' fame Elliot Richardson of Highfield Studios.
Rachel's most latest single 'Stepping Stone' was written for Eurovision 2019. Near to the closing date for submissions Rachel was keen to come up with something for this but as always these things cannot be pushed and so took a step back - and then the song was born! Always writing from the heart and personal experiences this is a song about a past love in which through the writing process the situation seemed to explain and present itself about that particular period in her life.
Teaming up again with top producer Elliott Richardson to follow on with the big passionate production sound from Rachel's 2018 debut EP 'Dream Grower' - there was no other option in this quest for a Eurovision entry! Unfortunately not selected to represent the UK for Eurovision 2019 but 'Stepping Stone' has now been officially released and is available online so please stream/download and I hope yo enjoy the song as much as i have writing and bringing it to life!
Writing since 1997 Rachel has built up a huge catalogue of songs of which she will be releasing some more very soon!
Check out the 'Bookings' page on here to see Rachel's next show.
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Thanks for reading and listening and hope to see you at a performance soon!!
'Twenty Years' original song by Rachel Brooks
'Little House'' original song by Rachel Brooks
EP LAUNCH NIGHT 'Dream Grower'
The Bassment, 16 Wells Street, Chelmsford
Friday 3rd August 2019 Doors 8pm £5 entry.
Also featuring Martian Khans and Callum McFee
Covers Album - Rachel Brooks Ultimate Covers
In 2015 released her own covers album. From Robin Beck, John Legend, and Celine Dion to Eva Cassidy, Heart, David Guetta and Nina Simone Rachel has taken her favourite and some all time forgotten greats and given them a whole new lease of life putting her own twist on each.
A collection of forgotten gems and modern hits, this album introduces the heartfelt emotional vocals of a passionate artist striving for a place in the musical jungle.
This is an album not to be missed!!
Please click below to purchase through iTunes and Amazon...,
Rachel has spent years honing her craft and discovering her true voice, continuing her musical career thanks to the constant support and love of her family and friends. Rachel offers a wide variety of styles from vocals and piano to full musical arrangements. A dream come true to officially release her own album.......her debut songwriting EP to follow in 2017.
Rachel Brooks - Ultimate Covers
Recorded in 2014 at Rachel Brooks Studios.
Vocals and harmonies by Rachel Brooks.
Piano on 'Heaven', 'Fields of Gold/Somewhere Over The Rainbow' and 'All Of Me' by Rachel Brooks.
Mastered with special thanks to Alex Southgate.
Musical arrangements with special thanks to Ameritz, Karaoke Version, Avid Professional Karaoke and Startrax Karaoke for the use of their professional backing tracks.