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Rashmi

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Dec
10
Rashmi @ Shrine

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Nov
05
Rashmi @ Silvana

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Sep
16
Rashmi @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

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When I think about the women in classic rock that inspire bands today, only a select few immediately spring to mind: Janis Joplin, Heart, Joni Mitchell, and Patti Smith. You don't hear too many female rock artists inspired by Linda Ronstadt. But, on the rootsy, rollicking "Old Time's Sake" by Rashmi -- which we're premiering today -- I hear a little touch of that 70s/80s chanteuse with a healthy dose of Tom Petty for good measure.

Rashmi, an actress & musician who is currently appearing on NBC's American Odyssey, has dropped a track rooted in classic American rock traditions with hints of 90s alternative pop. The opening guitar riff to "Old Time's Sake" anchors the tune's tumbling, almost bluesy energy while Rashmi's impassioned voice can swing through careful precision to primal yelp on a dime. For fans of good old-fashioned Americana rock, "Old Time's Sake" fits its name.

The song is featured on her upcoming record, Puzzle, which is due out later this year. - Baeble Music


Some lovely, gentle acoustic folk vibes for you in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, coming courtesy of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rashmi

Rashmi Puzzle we’ve got a treat for those who like their tunes a bit more delicate this week, in the form of this gorgeous slice of acoustic folk-pop from Brooklyn’s Rashmi. Puzzle is the title track from her forthcoming six-track EP, which is out on 22 September and which follows on from her debut album Rainstorm, released way back in 2006. To be more precise, what you’re hearing today is the Puzzle (Slow) version of the title track, with Puzzle (Fast) also featuring on the EP.

Raised in the US by Indian parents, Rashmi Singh grew up listening to an eclectic mix of Hindi film music and Top 40 pop, and cites James Taylor as a key influence. She’s sung with various bands of various kinds over the years, and is also an actress and screenwriter – you can catch her in US terrorism thriller American Odyssey – but recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to record the new solo EP, on which she’s backed by Dean Marchi, Wilson Montuori and Jonnie Miles.

Of the song itself, Rashmi says: “The slower version of Puzzle is intimate and vulnerable. It shares the painful feeling of not being able to figure out how to put the puzzle of life all together. You know some pieces are missing, but you don’t know how to find them, or sometimes, even what they are. You want answers without being able to articulate the questions. How do you know? This song in its forthcoming honesty is very close to my heart.”

The hype sheet for this one recommends it to fans of Patty Griffin, Kate Bush and Natalie Merchant; we might add to that list Fairport Convention, Dead Can Dance and Sheila Chandra. But as ever, you can make your own mind up… - Songwriting U.K.


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Hi, I'm Rashmi.  Thank you stopping by. I am a singer-songwriter, actress and screenwriter. ​ Please visit my website at http://www.rashmisingh.com for the most comprehensive and cohesive information about me. It includes songs, music videos, press videos (interviews of FOX and ABC), written press and everything you would want to know about me.

My vision with my music, writing, and acting is to mirror back how we are more alike than we are different.  That we all want the same thing: to love and be loved, to be connected, to belong. 

My bio: 

RASHMI is a singer, songwriter, actress, screenwriter and Brooklynite. As a singer-songwriter, RASHMI has performed her own music in New York City, Austin, Dallas, Toronto, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in as diverse venues as Rockwood Music Hall, The Rock Shop, The Way Station, The Roxy, The Mint, Genghis Cohen, The Roosevelt Hotel, The Kibbitz Room, Molly Malones, The Sidewalk Café and The Bitter End.  She has also entertained audiences at the Prospect Heights Music Festival, Monrovia Arts Festival, American Cancer Society events and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.  Her songs have been commissioned for film and dance/theatre.  Her melodic country rock sound is unique, with her varied & diverse influences, and sound great acoustic or with a band. Her new album, PUZZLE is due to be released in September 2015.  Get her last album RAINSTORM on www.cdbaby.com and on this website. 

As an actress, RASHMI is an AUDELCO-nominated actress with a strong theatrical background with credits that include THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park, ANTIGONE at the New York Fringe Festival and TAMBURLAINE with Target Margin Theatre. Rashmi was nominated for the New York based theatre award, an AUDELCO, for her performance in the play, WITH STRINGS. In Los Angeles, she was a member of the prestigious Classical Theatre Lab of Los Angeles with whom she performed in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. She co-founded her own theatre company, SPHERE ARTISTS. Their productions of both THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT and the West Coast Premiere of PAINTED ALICE, in which she played Alice, were well reviewed and commercially viable. Her acting credits include features Ron Howard’s ANGELS & DEMONS, Ed Zwick’s THE SIEGE, and indie films like THE BIG APPLE and GIMME SHELTER. Most recently, she was seen on NBC’s TV show, American Odyssey, Episode 9. 

As a screenwriter, RASHMI’s first feature, THE DIVIDE, was selected to be in the top 5 screenplays and won Honorable Mention in HBO’s UrbanWorld Film Festival. THE DIVIDE made it into the Second Round of the prestigious Austin Film Festival, top 10% of over 8,000 screenplays submitted and also made it into the top 25% of the Page International Screenwriting Awards.

Stay in touch with Rashmi on Facebook at www.facebook.com/everythingrashmi Stay current on shows and updates by joining her emailing list on the Contact Page.  Rashmi appreciates all the love and support she receives from family and friends around the globe.

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