Rachel Leigh

Rachel Leigh

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

In the beginning there was music...and along came Rachel Leigh. The brown hair/blue eyed beauty stays true to who she is: a classy piano pop rocker with a gospel edge. Grown on the likes of Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissett, Leigh plays boogie-woogie and touches on the issues that YOU want to hear!

Biography

Man o man! Sometimes I despise writing these things. I'm just me. I just wanna be me and I don't aim to "hype" myself up. This is who I am and who I'll be...Rachel Leigh;)

I claim Frankton, Indiana as my hometown. I'm a midwest girl. I grew up down on the farm and spent much of my free time roaming the Indiana flatlands. It wasn't until college that I realized that music was my destiny.

When I left college to be a "professional musician," I dove head first into an industry teeming with roaches. I met with the roaches. I ran away from the roaches. And now, "here I am, waitng in the streets of Georgia..." (from my song, "Waiting in the Streets of Georgia"). I am recovering from an unexpected illness that swallowed me whole from left field. It has been the hardest yet most rewarding time of my life. I went through so much darkness but I now know who I am, where I'm going and who I'll be. Me. Who I was created to be.

My passion is people. I have a heart for the people who hurt. I, too, have hurt. I have experienced pain physcially and mentally and through my gift of music, God is giving me a way to connect to people and connect people together! I take my piano and voice and blend the two harmoniously together, bending and breaking with the words and thoughts that I write down on paper. These lulling melodies circle around my head and become songs. The songs are inspired by my experience...it might be a moment on a reality show, or seeing someone who looks perfect on the outside but is dying within...or maybe it's love trying to once again knock me from my feet. These stories take the form of a piano pop/rock smorgasborg and I am used to give these sacred sound seeds out to people who are hungry to hear.

I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else in the world and am so thankful for the gifts I have been given. It is truly an honor to get to give out the music that comes from my soul. From Alicia Keys to Scott Joplin to Alanis Morissett to Elton John...I have and am influenced by many musicians...they have helped shape the sound that I know give out:)

Listen for yourself and let me know what you think. Thanks:):)

Much love to you,
Rachel Leigh*~

Lyrics

All In My Head

Written By: Rachel Leigh

Can I paint a picture black and blue
Choosing shades to view
What I've been through?
Can you promise me tomorrow
Would be a brighter day
No shades of gray?

I want to see
In harmony
I cannot be
Living life on a wire
And like a mystery
Is time to me
Burning undesired.

Tell me it's over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.
The nightmare is over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.

Would you follow me through gardens
Tell me secrets new
As they bloom?
Would you follow me forever
Up mountains high,
Down valleys wide?

I want to see
In harmony
I cannot be
Living life on a wire
And like a mystery
Is time to me
Burning undesired.

Tell me it's over
And it's all in my head.
All in my head.
The nightmare is over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.

I've been wanting to know
I've been wanting to feel something real
To push past surreal and hold on.
I've been reaching these walls in my dreams
Where I'm lost and it seems...I'm lost and it seems...

Tell me it's over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.
The nightmare is over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.
Tell me it's over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head.
The nightmare is over
And it's all in my head,
All in my head, all in my head,
All in my head, all in my head.
All in my...All in my head.

Discography

Single-"All In My Head" out in November 2008

Single- "Either Way (It's My Choice)" Radio Airplay and Online Airplay 2007

Set List

Out of the 80+ songs I have written, I choose 8-10 to play (usually consisting 80% fan favorites and 20% new or rarely performed songs). I also cover (and re-arrange) songs such as "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, "Old Time Rock n' Roll" by Bob Seger, and even "Whatta Man," by Salt N' Pepa.