Rachelle is a brilliant and gifted Canadian musician, singer and performing artist. Her voice: lush and soulful. Her piano chops, on par with the likes of Diana Krall. She is a Yamaha sponsored artist and was featured in Keyboard Magazine for Best New Talent to watch out for. Some highlights: opening for Nelly Furtado, playing keys for Motown legend Martha Reeves and singing for the Consulate General's Oscar event in Beverly Hills for the Canadian nominees (Life of Pie). Her repertoire spans everything from Jazz Standards, Classic Rock, Motown to Pop Top 40. Whatever the occasion, Rachelle can provide wonderful ambience for your special event or a high energy show to get the party started!
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
An engaging and world-class performance at any energy level you request. Rachelle will tailor her performance around your needs, whether you desire mood-setting background music for your special event or a high energy show having people singing and dancing on their feet! She is a seasoned singer/pianist with an impressive repertoire to draw from and is happy to add any song requests in advance. Rachelle has a ton of original music as well that she can provide, many of them have become popular wedding day songs. She's a pro, charismatic and incredibly easy to work with!
Rachelle Renesse is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Victoria, BC. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles and was featured in Keyboard Magazine for Best New Talent to watch out for. She is currently a sponsored Yamaha Artist. Over the past few years she has been working and collaborating with top writers/producers in LA, Nashville and Memphis such as Morris Hayes (Prince), Jon Tiven (Wilson Pickett), Daryl Burgess (Alanis Morissette, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), the late Teenie Hodges (Al Green), Dirk Pate (Beyonce, Eminem, Boys II Men, Tank), Honey Larochelle (A Great Big Word) and Dennis Graham (Drake). She is becoming an in demand singer, performer and songwriter.
Rachelle’s professional career has been on the rise ever since opening for international superstar Nelly Furtado at just 15yrs old.
In June 2004, Rachelle became the first international artist to perform for Iceland’s Independence Day on the main stage for tens of thousands in Reykjavik, Iceland. She performed for Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and delegates at his home.
Rachelle was honored to be asked by former Consul General of Canada, David Fransen, to sing the national anthem for the 2013 Canadian Oscar Party and “Pi’s Lullaby” from the motion picture “Life of Pi” for Mychael Danna who won the Oscar for Best Original Film Score. Her single “Brave New World” co-written with her brother Bryan, shot to #1 on the Home Grown Hits song charts for the Rock genre and #1 over all at the ASCAP EXPO in Hollywood, CA.
Additional Booking Notes
PA system can be provided by Rachelle, for an extra cost.
Past Booked Events
|September 03, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Party in Victoria, BC Canada|
|July 30, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event//Art Gallery|
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zepplin, Prince, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Bill Evans, Cold Play, Queen, Etta James, Shery Crow, Journey, Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Annie Lennox to name a few :)
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