RACHEL SHORTT BIO
Rachel describes her style as “a little folk, a little funk and a whole lot of soul”. Her provocative lyrics (For instance, Woe) approach poetry in their elegant simplicity and ability to stand alone. But with the overlay of Rachel’s instrumental artistry (After the Rain), her original work provides a bold new language for those who seek a sound with passion and purpose. Even when performing a classic cover (Knights in White Satin Tribute @ YouTube: ShorttStories) Rachel pays homage to the original artist while also offering her own unique edge breathing new life into each song she plays.
While Rachel is most notable with one of her many guitars slung over her shoulder, Rachel also plays coronet, bass, cello and has been known to try her hands at the drum set. Ask her fans and they will tell you she is an expert with the water whistle.
As a native Clevelander, Rachel has performed in both large and small venues, from House of Blues and Kent Stage to cafs and charity events.
Rachel Shortt: Singer, Songrwriter, Musician
Natalie Merchant, The Beatles, Cat Power, Likki Li, Sheryl Crow, Al Green, Moody Blues, Death Cab For Cutie, Sarah McLachlan
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 5 - 180 minutes
If it’s not original, it’s not art. So it should go without saying that Rachel Shortt is an original artist. A self-taught singer/songwriter with heart and voice in perfect harmony, articulating the full range of human emotion and experience. She makes each performance one of a kind with her unique way of connecting with the audience.
This is determined on a case by case basis
Please email me to discuss as this is based on the type of performance.
I play a wide variety of original music as well as cover songs and am willing to learn songs for certain events provided there is enough turn around time.
Past Booked Dates:
09-14-2013 — Taco Tanto Lakewood, Ohio
08-03-2013 — Lakewood Arts Festival
08-02-2013 — 21 Lounge
07-19-2013 — Stone Water Golf Club
06-14-2013 — Around The Corner
02-23-2013 — Barber Shop Rock
09-28-2012 — Cleveland
08-24-2012 — Cleveland
08-23-2012 — Lakewood
2006: 60 gigs
2007: 80 gigs
2008: 78 gigs
2009: 45 gigs
2010: 27 gigs
2011: 20 gigs
2012: 20 gigs
2013: 4 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention