MP3 Rachael Bell - Raw Sunday
Acoustic guitar, soft, warm vocals, chillout album
10 MP3 Songs in this album (41:42) !
Related styles: FOLK: Gentle, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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Rachael Bell is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from London who until recently
appeared professionally as "RachaelRachael." She performs and records in a variety of
musical styles, from acoustic soul to R&B to hip hop, all of which are unified by the
expressiveness of her voice and the honesty of her lyrics. Originally signed to Sony/Epic
Records in London, Ms. Bell has for the last two years released independent CD''s on her
own and with other UK musicians. The latest such effort, "Colour Me Blue," a
collaboration with Brighton-based guitarist and composer Ross King, was recently
released on iTunes and has received uniformly outstanding reviews, among which
"[A] wonderful piece of dreamy, laid-back pop. Reuben''s Thread provides the slowpaced,
atmospheric groove, while Rachael adds her deep and soulful vocals
to the mix - she keeps it smooth and subtle, letting her voice woo us with gentle skill.
Very nice." (Mish Mash Music)
Ms. Bell''s musical talents have also received critical acclaim in the United States.
A popular New York entertainment magazine has described her as “a British singersongwriter
with a smooth soul edge.” (Time Out New York, Nov. 22, 2007). Soul Tracks,
the number 1 ranked soul music website, selected her as a “Featured Artist” for January.
Her songs have twice in the last year been selected for potential licensing by panels of
publishers and record label executives in songwriting competitions held by the
Songwriters''s Pitch-a-Thon of New York (“SPONY”) and sponsored by BMI and
ASCAP. Her first single, “It’s About Time” from “Colour Me Blue,” is in rotation on
https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com, and other leading soul music
websites and web radio stations, as well as on soul music FM radio stations, including
WHCR 90.3 FM “The Voice of Harlem” in New York and KAZI FM in Austin, Texas.
DJ Nigel “Big Dose” Christopher has also featured her music on his nationallysyndicated
FM radio program “Sol kaFe” broadcast from Norfolk, Virginia.
Ms. Bell completed her first U.S. tour this past December. Highlights included
two charity benefit performances at the request of “Dr.” Bob Lee of WBLS 107.5 FM
radio in New York as well as several live radio and TV performances, including on Mr.
Lee’s cable TV program “Open” as well as on the music TV program “On the New York
Circuit” (Channel 56, Manhattan Cable). While on tour Ms. Bell also performed live on
the radio program “Rhythm & Soul” hosted by DJ Marko Nobles on WHCR 90.3 FM as
well as on the nationally-syndicated, hip-hop/R&B radio program “Live from Da Yard”
broadcast from WLIU 88.1 FM in New York. For live performances, she typically
accompanies herself on acoustic guitar and piano.