#11. Ten Questions With… Rachel Furner

Rachel Furner is a emerging artist who already has management and a record label. Rachel came to my attention through a website that sells concert tickets. I saw that she was doing a gig in Birmingham and I checked out her myspace and the rest is history.

Rachel who is also a song writer as well as a singer is writing tracks for her debut album. Rachel who has been gigging last year embarks on 4 day mini tour and the dates and venues can be found below.

Rachel has a amazing strong voice and it is hard to believe she is just 16 years old!!!

Well Rachel agreed to contribute to this blog and here are her answers:

Q 01. What was your first musical instrument and where did you get it?

Piano, started playing at home when I was 6:)

Q 02. What was your favourite gig you have headlined or supported at?

That’s a difficult one! I loved playing YoYo in Nottinghill recently as there was such an amazing crowd in and its a great place. But it was quite special playing the Cavern in Liverpool too. I just love gigging so most are great!

Q 03. If you were to collaborate with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Probably Stevie Wonder. He is just a legend

Q 04. Favourite song to sing live and why?

At the moment probably Carousel and Toss and Turn. I have an awesome band (Orlando Shepard, bass and Bo Morgan, Drums) and we just love playing those songs together.

Q 05. Favourite music venue and why?

YoYo on Nottinghill. They always put on an amazing night with new and established bands on. It’s such a cool place.

Q 06. Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?

Amazing song writers like Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush, my dad and working with awesome new bands like The Mystery Jets and Julian Velard

Q 07. Describe your music in 3 words?

Pop, ballads and lyrical

Q 08. What tips do you offer to any one wanting to become a singer or start a band?

Write your own songs, gig, work hard and maybe find a good manager who is current in the music scene in London

Q 09. Who is your favourite singer or band at the moment?

I’m loving The Mystery Jets

Q 10. Goals for the year?

To complete my album
Write some great songs
Gig loads
Have fun:)

To listen to songs by Rachel go to: www.myspace.com/rachelfurner

If you want to catch Rachel on tour she is playing at:

17 Jun 2009 20:00
Roadmender 3 Northampton
18 Jun 2009 20:00
O2 Bar Academy Birmingham
24 Jun 2009 20:00
Talking Heads Southampton
30 Jun 2009 20:00
The Fly London

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