RACHAEL WARWICK

RACHAEL WARWICK

BandCountryRock

The genre is "Anglo Americana", which is a blend of all of the best elements of rock, pop, blues, country and americana performed by a dynamic Brit band & the ultimate Brit Chick. a rarity in the country and americana genres

Biography

Born in the UK, this diminutive diva didn't, in fact, consider singing until she was 13. 'Dad took me to Nashville and it was a real eye-opener, what struck me most was that with Country music all the songs told a story. In England, there didn't seem to be much music that did that.'

Struck by the heartfelt tales of Country stars like Dolly Parton and Billie Jo Spears, the wide-eyed Rachael dove enthusiastically into her first studio session - paying $10 to record You Were Always On My Mind (made famous by Elvis, of course) at Barbara Mandrell's pay-as-you-go studio in a Nashville theme park.

Back in the UK, lack of musical support at school frustrated the teenager, so she decided to do something about it: 'I had a real urge to be on stage, so I spoke to my drama teacher to see if we could put on a musical.' Accordingly, the school staged their first-ever musical, Grease, with Rachael playing Rizzo - and, thanks to her, musicals became part of the school's annual itinerary after that.

After leaving school and undaunted by budget restraints, the resourceful Warwick spent the next few years swapping time in a local studio. Rachael would sing backing vocals for visiting bands in exchange for studio time for her own material.
Rachael formed her own touring band, Hype (not to be confused with U2’s previous moniker, The Hype) in 1996. They toured for about a year, until Rachael decided it was time for a musical diversification, so she stripped the songs back to basics – just vocals and acoustic guitar and began playing low-key but packed out gigs in friends cellars. She made her own acoustic EP that sold enough copies – 700 self burnt CD’s hawked round her gigs – to finance a trip to Nashville. That, after all, was where the flame had first been lit, so that was where Rachael evidently needed to be.

Nashville warmed instantly to Rachael’s distinctive voice and unique style . In particular, producer Mark Moffatt – who, apart from working with INXS and the Finn brothers, was also a keen country fan (having worked with Australia's answer to Bryan Adams, country boy Keith Urban) – was so impressed with the honest, unfettered sound that came out of the CD that he took her under his wing, and put her straight into Nashville’s legendary Emerald Studios with illustrious country singer/actress Reba McEntire's band, the resulting session was a spontaneous success, gleaning six songs in just hours.

Wisely at this stage, perhaps, The Impressive Records label was formed around Rachael and, in September 2004, her debut single, Mistake, was released, launching her right into the heart of the invincible country market. It was an unprecedented success for this British ‘outsider’. The single shot up to No 17 in the Texas Music Chart, 47 in the Music Row Chart in Nashville, 14 in the MPAK chart and spent Christmas 2004 topping the European CMA chart …and that’s just to name a few.

Rachael supported the single with gigs in the US, whipping up a storm wherever she played. 'She sings like a goddess, this Brit Diva belongs on a major label...', reported Robert K Oermann (Music Row) of this spellbinding young lady, and The Telegraph has praised her as ‘a diminutive figure emboldened with feisty energy’.


Following the single, the full six tracks recorded with Reba McEntire’s band were released as an EP entitled Maverick, and Highway 109 was released as the 2nd single charting at number 33 in the Texas chart and Number 1 in the British Independent chart.
Review after review throughout the established country media (and some mainstream magazines), Rachael has received not a shred of negative press, either in the US or the UK. She’s been featured favourably in Music Row, Radio & Records, Maverick Magazine, Country Routes, Southern Country, Up Country, CMDS, Country Music People, The Stage and Country Music Switzerland and been interviewed by countless US and UK DJs… No mean feat for a small, feisty English lass to be so heartily embraced by the biggest music industry market in the world.

During the Country Radio Seminar 2005, Rachael returned to Nashville and immersed herself in Masterfonics Studios, again with Mark Moffatt, to record nine new tracks for a full album, this time enlisting the help of George Marinelli on guitar, (Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks), Bruce Bouton on steel (Keith Urban, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks) as well as McEntire’s band. The album titled “Anglo Americana” is nationally distributed in the UK . Although ten of the songs are her own, two have been penned by other songwriters. Most notably, one of those songs, (One Last Look At Love), was written by Mark Moffatt, Jon Robbin (Chris Cagles # 1 "I Breathe In")and Alex Call (Huey Lewis' "Power of Love, and Tommy Tutine's 8675309). The other is (Rodeo Man) written by Nashville hitmakers Amy Mayo and Marv Green (Lonestar's "Amazed").

Feted in the US – where she was asked by the all-powerful CMA to host an

Lyrics

Cowboy

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Verse
I WAS WALKING DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD JUST THE OTHER DAY
A COWBOY STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS HE SAID YOU GOING MY WAY?
LET ME TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY’S FREE
A PLACE OF LOVE & HAPPINESS & HOPE & HARMONY
A PLACE WHERE THERE’S NO HUNGER NOR GREED NOR POVERTY
A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY LIVES IN SIMPLE HONESTY

Chorus
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
TO THIS PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY’S FREE
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
DOWN IN THE LORDS COUNTRY

Verse
I WAS PUSHING THROUGH A CITY STREET JUST TRYING TO FIND MY WAY
TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT I COULD REST OR SOMEWHERE I COULD PRAY
THE WHOLE WORLD STARTED SPINNING NO TIME TO STOP AND STARE
BUT THEN I SAW A VISION OH MY COWBOY HE WAS THERE
HE SAID TO ME GET ON MY HORSE AND WE CAN RIDE AWAY
I’LL TAKE YOU TO THAT SPECIAL PLACE ON THIS MOMENTOUS DAY

Chrous
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
TO THIS PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY’S FREE
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
DOWN IN THE LORDS COUNTRY

Chorus
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
TO THIS PLACE WHERE EVERYBODYS FREE
COWBOY RIDE AWAY WITH ME
DOWN IN THE LORDS COUNTRY
DOWN IN THE LORDS COUNTRY
DOWN IN THE LORDS COUNTRY

TAKING ME , TAKING ME, TAKING ME, TAKING ME, TAKING ME, TAKING ME DOWN X 4

RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY WITH ME X2

RIDE AWAY WITH ME.

Sunshine

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Verse
GET UP OUT OF YOUR BED
DON’T LET’S WASTE ANOTHER DAY NOW
PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON AND GET DRESSED
LETS GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY NOW

Verse
LIFT UP YOUR LAZY HEAD
DON’T YOU WISH YOUR LIFE AWAY NOW
THE SUN IS OUT AND SHINING DOWN
LETS NOT WASTE A SUNNY DAY NOW.

Chorus
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUNSHINE EVERY BODYS HAPPY NOW
SUN IS SHINING SHINING BRIGHT OUT
TAKE MY HAND I WANNA PLAY NOW

LA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA
LA DA DA DA DA DA DADA DAA

Chorus
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUNSHINE EVERYBODYS HAPPY NOW
SUN IS SHINING SHINING BRIGHT OUT
TAKE MY HAND I WANNA PLAY
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUNSHINE EVERYBODYS HAPPY NOW
SUN IS SHINING SHINING BRIGHT OUT
TAKE MY HAND I WANNA PLAY NOW

Verse
GET ON INTO YOUR BED
OH YOU’VE HAD A REAL GOOD DAY NOW
TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF GET UNDRESSED
GET ON INSIDE LETS - PLAY NOW

Chorus
SUMMER FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME
SUMMERFUN IN THE SUNSHINE YEAHHHHHHHH
SUN IS SHINING SHINING BRIGHT OUTSHINING BRIGHT OUT
TAKE MY HAND

TAKE MY HAND

Lovin'

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Verse
IMAGINE THAT YOUR DREAMS HAD COME TRUE
IT’S EASY IF YOU TRY
DO ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO
LIVE FOREVER NEVER DIE
YOU MAY SAY THAT I AM DREAMING
BUT THERE ARE OTHERS JUST LIKE ME
MAYBE ONE DAY YOU WILL JOIN US
LIVE TOGETHER ALWAYS FREE

Chorus
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY

IIIIIIIIIIIIYAHODADAHEYYYYYYI
IIIIIIIIIIIIYAHODADAHEYYYYYYI

Chorus
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY

GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN
GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE NOW
GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN
GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE NOW

Verse
IMAGINE THAT THERE'S PEACE AROUND US
NO GREED OR WAR OR POVERTY
AND ONLY LOVE WOULD SURROUND US
OH WHAT A COOL WORLD THAT WOULD BE
YOU MAY SAY THAT I AM DREAMING
BUT IS IT SO HARD TO BELIEVE
STOP FOR A MOMENT THINK ABOUT IT
COME JOIN TOGETHER ALWAYS FREE

Chorus
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY

IIIIIIIIIIIIYAHODADAHEYYYYYYI
IIIIIIIIIIIIYAHODADAHEYYYYYYI

Chorus
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY
WERE LOVIN WERE LOVIN EVERYBODY

IMAGINE

Goodbye

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Chorus
I THINK ITS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
I THINK ITS TIME I SHOULD FLY
BABY TIME PASSED US BY
HELLO BABY GOODBYE

Verse
ALL OF THE TIME BABY I THOUGHT YOU WERE MINE
BUT THEN I GUESS THAT I WAS WRONG
YOU SAID THAT YOU LOVED ME BUT I FOUND OUT YOU CHEATED
AND TO ME YOU DIDN’T BELONG

Chorus
I THINK ITS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
I THINK ITS TIME I SHOULD FLY
BABY TIME PASSED US BY
HELLO GOODBYE

Verse
I GAVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE YOU SAID YOU WERE SORRY
THEN I HEARD FROM A FRIEND OF MINE
ABOUT YOUR NEW ROMANCE I THINK YOU’D BETTER GO
BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND

Chorus
I THINK ITS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
I THINK ITS TIME I SHOULD FLY
BABY TIME PASSED US BY
HELLO GOODBYE

OHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH

YOURE JUST A HEARTBREAKER
YOURE JUST A LOVETAKER

Chorus
I THINK ITS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
I THINKS ITS TIME I SHOULD FLY
BABY TIME PASSED US BY
HELLO GOODYBE (BABY GOODBYE)

Outro
YOURE JUST A YOURE JUST A (BABY OH BABY OH BABY GOODBYE)
YOURE JUST A YOURE JUST A (BABY GOODYE NOW)
YOURE JUST A YOU’RE JUST A (HEARTBREAKER)
YOURE JUST A YOU’RE JUST A (LOVE TAKER)
YOURE JUST A YOURE JUST A (BABY OH BABY OH BABY GOODBYE)
YOURE JUST A YOURE JUST A (HEARTBREAKER)

Thank You

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Verse
THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS THAT YOU DON’T BRING ME
THANK YOU FOR THE CHOCOLATES FROM THE OUT OF DATE BIN
THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES WHEN YOU JUST IGNORED ME
AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES WHEN YOU WERENT LISTENING

Pre-Chorus
YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE
BUT DESPITE IT ALL WE’RE STILL IN LOVE

Chorus
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL INSIDE
I’VE NEVER FELT SO ALIVE, OH BABY HOW YOU CATCH A SHOOTING STAR & NAME IT AFTER ME
YOU’D GIVE ME ANYTHING AS LONG AS IT WAS FREE
I THANK YOU

Verse
YOU BRING ME TEA IN BED WHEN I’M FEELING LOW
THEN HIT ME OVER THE HEAD WITH YOUR DUCKDOWN PILLOW
THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES WHEN YOU JUST IGNORED ME
AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES WHEN YOU WERENT LISTENING
YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE
BUT DESPITE IT ALL WE’RE STILL IN LOVE

Pre-Chorus
YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE
BUT DESPITE IT ALL WE’RE STILL IN LOVE

Chorus
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL INSIDE
I’VE NEVER FELT SO ALIVE, OH BABY HOW YOU CATCH A SHOOTING STAR & NAME IT AFTER ME
YOU’D GIVE ME ANYTHING AS LONG AS IT WAS FREE
I THANK YOU x2

I THANK YOU X8
BABY I THANK YOU

Angel

Written By: Warwick/Yuill

Verse
SOMEONE ONCE TOLD ME
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DO
THERE MAY BE SOMEONE WATCHING OVER YOU
SOMEONE ONCE TOLD ME
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY
IT MAY COME BACK UPON YOU ONE DAY

Chorus
THERE’S AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU
YOU’LL FALL FROM GRACE IF YOU LOSE YOUR FAITH
BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO
THERE’S AN ANGEL STANDING BY YOUR SIDE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FACE THE WIND
AND SHE’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY - ANGEL

Verse
OUR ANGELS BESIDE US
WILL ALWAYS GUIDE US THROUGH
THEY’LL HOLD OUR HANDS NO MATTER WHAT WE DO
GUARDIAN ANGELS SHOW US THE LIGHT
CAN YOU FEEL HER BREATH TOUCHING YOU TONIGHT

Chorus
THERE’S AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU
YOU’LL FALL FROM GRACE IF YOU LOSE YOUR FAITH
BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO
THERE’S AN ANGEL STANDING BY YOUR SIDE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FACE THE WIND
AND SHE’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY - ANGEL

ANGEL HOLD ME ANGEL WON’T YOU SHOW ME
ANGEL GUIDE ME ANGEL STOOD BESIDE ME
ANGEL HOLD ME ANGEL WON’T YOU SHOW ME
ANGEL GUIDE ME ANGEL STOOD BESIDE ME

Chorus
THERE’S AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU
YOU’LL FALL FROM GRACE IF YOU LOSE YOUR FAITH
BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO
THERE’S AN ANGEL STANDING BY YOUR SIDE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FACE THE WIND
AND SHE’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY - ANGEL

Outro
SHE’S GONNA HOLD YOUR HAND ,SHE’S GONNA GUIDE YOU THROUGH
SHE’LL BE A GUARDIAN ANGEL TO YOU X 4

Discography

"Anglo Americana" award winning debut album
Sunshine
Cowboy
One last look at love
Ask me no questions
Angel
Highway 109
Lovin
Thank You
Excuse Me
Mistake
Rodeo Man
Goodbye

Anglo Americana - "Album of the year" Award Winner at the UK Country Radio Awards 2006. A country rock pop driven album, featuring some of Nashville's finest musicians and produced by industry veteran Mark Moffatt.

"Maverick"
Limited edition 6 track EP featuring tracks from "Anglo Americana"

Rachael is currently working on her new album.

Set List

60 OR 90 minute sets.
Full electric band or acoustic.
Both original material and covers.
List of songs;
(originals)
Sunshine
Cowboy
One Last Look at Love
Ask me no questions
Angel
Highway 109
Lovin
Thank You
Excuse me
Mistake
Rodeo Man
Goodbye
Summer in London
Somebodys leavin somebody

(Covers- performed in an Anglo Americana style)
Knockin On Heavens Door
Whats Up
Jolene
Fever
Somebody Like You
Night on the country
Lean on me
Walking in Memphis
Big Yellow Taxi
Travellin Soldier
Mother
Burning Love
Devil In Disguise