Rachel Collis & Band

7pm, Saturday 24th September, 2022

Sydney songstress Rachel Collis has been described by reviewers as no less than “prodigy”, “sheer genius” (Australian Stage) and “a welcome jolt back to the time of Joni Mitchell and Carole King” (The Orange Press). Rachel is good old-fashioned songwriting, combined with Celtic-like vocals and exquisite piano playing.

Rachel’s albums (produced by ARIA and Emmy-award-winning Sean Carey) have sold internationally and grown Rachel a fan base of thousands in the UK, the US and Canada (places she has yet to tour!), and Rachel is regularly asked if her songs may be covered at local folk clubs in those countries. Closer to home, Rachel has performed to sell-out audiences at the prestigious Riverside Theatres, the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Folk Club, the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club, The Shack, Eastern Lounge, The Acoustic Picnic, Foundry 616, Camelot Lounge, the Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and on the Opera House stage as part of the Arts Alive Concert Series.

On September 24th, along with her 4-piece band, Rachel will be launching her brand new album.

Visit Rachel's web site.

“…sheer genius […] the versatility and prodigy of Collis’ songwriting.” - Lloyd Bradford Syke

“Each song unfolds surprisingly…always holding the audience in its grip… touching, thoughtful, satirical, ironic and downright hilarious.” - Theatre People

"...refreshingly funny... beautiful piano and the sort of voice that would stop a show..." - Heckler Read

"Not only does [Rachel] possess a linguistic gift, but a profound talent for storytelling, structure (melody, harmony, rhythm) and orchestration. She's a one-off; an original. She's Stephen Sondheim, Groucho Marx and Blossom Dearie. She's the Tower of Pisa. The smile on the Mona Lisa. She's the top." - Australian Stage

"...sheer genius. Imagine the love-child of a ménage à trois between, mmm, I don't know, maybe Sondheim, Midler & Minchin. You're getting close to the unpredictable versatility and prodigy of Collis' songwriting." - Australian Stage

"For this consummate entertainer it is not a challenge to connect complete strangers in the audience with honest, unconventional and humane humour..." - Megaphone Oz

"...all ages will relate to Rachel's emotional life stripped bare..." - Sydney Fringe

"SOMETIMES two heads are better than one. So it proves for siblings Dan and Hannah Acfield.” - Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail

“Naturally charismatic performers.” - Jeremy Millar, Beat Magazine

“There’s no denying the power of their sibling harmony and they have a striking ear for song crafting and instrumental arrangement.” - Rhythm Magazine

View full photo album of the concert.


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