Rachael Teixeira
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Rachael Teixeira


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Rachael Teixeira's musical journey began from a young age as she grew up watching her musical family weave music magic around the hip-hop & blues scene. Discovering that she herself had a powerful natural gift, she began honing her craft throughout highschool, competing in jazz competitions, winning talent shows,stunning audiences with her booming voice and collecting awards and honors along the way (National Choral Excellence Award, Junior Arrion Award, Lionel Hampton Solosist award for 2000, 2001 and 2002.) She began singing in bars and clubs with a blues band (Easy Company) at the tender age of 18. At 19, she begin her career as a songwriter, soon filling notebooks full of original material covering a wide scope of subjects including female vanity, disastrous dates, death, love and stalking cute boys. Her songwriting is intensely personal at times, coming from a deep wellspring of life experiences, such as her stint as a world traveler and the loss of her husband after a long battle with Leukemia when she was 22.

“I am currently making music in Seattle, which isn't exactly a friendly town for Soul artists such as myself. It has been an uphill battle to garner the respect of the alternative and indie-rock scene that saturates the market here, but I hope that someday Seattle will become known for its Soul music. Until then, I will continue to plow the field for the artists to come.” Says Teixeira. It appears that her “someday” has arrived.

Her fresh take on music, prolific songwriting and powerhouse voice has started to take root and garner the respect and attention from a wide range of audiences around the Northwest. Teixeira has fronted an acoustic duo, two original bands (Precious Troy, Teixeira) a cover band (Ifso Facto) and has operated as a solo artist. In the Spring of 2008, Teixeira signed with Soundmind Records, and is currently in the process of recording her debut album that is to be released in the fall of 2009. "I am really excited about this album. I have been collaborating with a few fantastic musicians such as Jake Sand, Matt Smokovich (Smoke of Oldominion) and DJ Nickels. It's going to be an eclectic sound, stretching the boundaries of soul to include overtones of jazz, rock, hip-hop, trip-hop, pop & world music." Rachael states.

"Rachael has a fresh, young energy, juxtaposed with a wisdom and depth that few posess in today's music scene." -Whitney Minor of WAPT.