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Lansing, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Lansing, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Performance Review"

From "Visions Nightclub newsletter," printed Aug. 29, 2003

"... enchanting ... beautiful lyrics inspired by life experience. She delivered a refreshingly honest performance, and proved delightfully witty." - Matt Bennett

"Performance Preview"

From "One Big Show: Concert offers a heaping helping of local music," printed Oct. 15, 2003

"The Lansing singer-songwriter writes songs in a poppy folk-rock vein, music like Michelle Branch or Christian artist Jennifer Knapp, a voice that can sound like Natalie Merchant at times." - Matthew Miller, Lansing NOISE

"CD Review: Ordinary Girl"

"Not So Ordinary" printed July 11, 2006

“Rachanee’s debut album, the folk/pop ‘Ordinary Girl’ is really not so ordinary…. She sings of the life issues common to many of us, and she does it without a lot of hubbub. This is not faint praise. I think this may be Rachanee’s niche…. The title track… gives Rachanee opportunity to really pour out her soul, and it is a torrent of genuine faith, quite powerfully presented. All in all, a nice debut. I’d be interested in seeing where Rachanee’s next direction takes her.” - Kevan Breitinger of Suite101.com

"CD Review: Ordinary Girl"

printed Nov. 14, 2006

"... honest and relevant songwriting... the most admirable thing after listening to this album is one woman's humility and heart to know more of her Saviour, a perspective sadly missing in many acts today." - Aaron Ferris for Cross Rhythms

"CD Review: Ordinary Girl"

printed July 31, 2004

"... an impressive full-length debut" - Mark Clark, Jamrag

"Performance Review"

printed May 31, 2004

"She has a sweet voice with honest, heart-felt lyrics. She exuded with personality in her performance and in the onstage interview." - Denise Strong, Fourth Fridays newsletter


Chosen Path (2003) -- 5-song EP
Ordinary Girl (2004)- first full-length independent release
3 AM (2007) - sophomore release

SINGLES (released spring 2009):
Singing Down the Sun
First Dance (Always)

Songs from Rachanee's current album "Ordinary Girl" also currently airing on NPR station: 89.7 FM WLNZ in Lansing; Christian radio stations: Yes FM in Ohio and KTLF in Colorado Springs, CO; and College radio stations: WHPK in Chicago, IL and KRVM in Eugene, OR.



2008 - Finalist, Best Contemporary Christian Album, 3 am
2007 - Finalist, USA Songwriting Competition
2006 - Second Place, Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, for "From Here"
2006 - Semi-Finalist, Discmakers' Independent Music World Series, Midwest Region
2006 - Christian DIY Radio Promotion Package from Nimbit and Powderfinger Promotions
2006 - Independent Music Awards Best Contemporary Christian Song, "Here with Me"

Dennis Markley Custom Drums
First Act Guitars Emerging Artist Program

Rachanee has been asked to appear on the Be In Tune TV show, a national Saturday/Sunday morning children's program educating them about the entertainment industry. Segment to appear in 2009.

Rachanee was also accepted as one of 12 songwriters to participate in the ASCAP Pop Songwriters Workshop in Nashville, TN during the fall of 2008, led by Dennis Matkosky (whose work includes "Maniac" from the movie "Flashdance" and the Keith Urban single "You'll Think of Me").

Life-changing revelations can come at odd moments. For singer/songwriter Rachanee, it was during a job interview.

Unable to choose between pursuing a career in music or a career in photojournalism, her interviewer Nancy suggested she flip a coin to decide which one to focus on for a year. "But," Nancy warned Rachanee, "picking one means completely giving up the other. So if it comes up photography, you stop writing songs, you quit the band, you put away your guitar.... Are you ready?"

Rachanee replied, "Don't flip the coin."

Five years and three albums after that fateful interview, Rachanee still tends to see the world in pictures, but they now manifest themselves in musical snapshots instead of through film. Now some of her latest musical snapshots are available in a special digital-only “09 Singles" collection.

“Something speaks to me about the everyday human experience,” says the award-winning artist. “It’s the normal, mundane things that inspire me. There’s so much beauty and joy to be found in just living and sharing our lives if we really look for it.”

And that’s the goal with these new songs, and ultimately every song Rachanee writes.

Songs in the "09 Singles" collection include “Singing Down the Sun,” her self-proclaimed “ode to the road,” which shares the joys and woes of traveling in a made-for-driving song. Inspired by an actual criminal manhunt that occurred
in the artist’s city, “Believe” serves as both an anchor for hope in troubled times and a call to action for people to build true community. Also featured are “Today,” a worship song, and “First Dance,” which was penned by the artist as a wedding gift for her husband.