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Following her appearance at the Roots festival in India, national newspaper The Arunachal Times published the following description of Raychel's performance: �� sweet, melodious folk music rented the air matching the drums ... and the crowd went almost berserk cheering and greeting her for identifying herself with the melodies of the tribals � she became the cynosure of all eyes as she touched the hearts of all those present."
- Itanger, Sunday 20 May 2007


Discography

‘Raychel Stone’ – the self-titled debut release – was launched to a capacity crowd on 16 June 2005 at the Troubadour, Brisbane. It was an incredible milestone in a musical journey that began many years earlier.

For Raychel, the album symbolises the phenomenal two years she had just experienced; a small stepping stone and chapter in her life, but one that served to inspire her to great heights. The songs are a true reflection of Raychel’s experiences along her amazing journey so far, taking you from the heights of love and laughter to wistful tales of loss, all with the ethereal melodic sounds for which she has become well regarded. Raychel’s sweet voice is beautifully supported with the sounds of cello, violin, percussion and lead guitar.

Raychel is currently working on her next album, due for release at the end of 2009.

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Raychel Stone�s original melodic sound and naturally emotive lyrics have already touched the hearts and souls of thousands of people across Australia, the UK and India, leaving her audiences charmed and inspired by her natural stage presence and musical talent.

Raychel�s sweet acoustic folk music, performed both solo and with a band, has been described by audiences as �a wistful, serene, melodic embrace� as she �makes the room breathe with her�, often silencing crowds during her performances. Raychel�s unique, ethereal voice is something that simply must be heard to be fully understood and appreciated and her live band performances see her working with the beautiful strains of the violin, cello and mandolin alongside percussion and lead guitar.

Inspired by her love for travelling to lands far away and by the incredible people she has met along her path, Raychel takes you on a musical journey that is a personal reflection of life, love and hope. Her travel experience has seen her collaborate with musicians across the globe, taking her career to new heights as well as ever increasing her love for music and its power of unification.

Raychel is on her way to Bali for a solo performance at the popular Earth Day festivities on 25 April. She is also appearing at the six-day Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud at the end of the month. In its second year, the festival was founded to bring people together from across the globe to participate in creative collaborations and performances, inspiring the youth of Indonesia through music, yoga and dance. Raychel will be breaking new personal music genre boundaries by performing with one of Africa�s most popular musicians, reggae/Afro Beat aficionado, Rocky Dawuni from Ghana. More details and photos to come post-event!

Raychel�s overseas performances go back to 2004 when she appeared in the World Music Festival in Ladakh, India. With the Karakoram mountain ranges as backdrop, Raychel collaborated with some of India�s finest musicians to play to a crowd of more than 10,000 people. Her performances were televised live to more than a billion people and within a week she had appeared on the front page of the Hindustan Times and featured in various news segments across the country.

Raychel then returned home where she began to gain notoriety through support performances for several international and local artists, including Jose Gonzalez during his 2005 Australian tour, Josh Pyke, Jackie Marshall, Aurora Jane, Speedstar, The Kill Devil Hills and more.

Brighton, UK, was to be Raychel�s next step on her musical journey. During her two years there, Raychel made such an impression that she was hand-chosen to support prominent UK artist Oddur (former guitarist for Lamb) on his national tour, meeting many high profile artists along the way. She was also solidly booked for regular shows at venues around Brighton and in London and enjoyed great success working along celebrated artists at UK summer festivals, including the Sunrise Celebration.

Raychel then returned to India where the people had warmed to her ethereal sounds several years earlier. This time she was part of the much-publicised �Roots� Festival, a peace event that saw her perform to enthusiastic crowds of up to 15,000 people in May 2007. The national newspaper, The Arunachal Times (Itanager, Sunday 20 May 2007) published the following description of Raychel�s performance: �� sweet, melodious folk music rented the air matching the drums ... and the crowd went almost berserk cheering and greeting her for identifying herself with the melodies of the tribals � she became the cynosure of all eyes as she touched the hearts of all those present."

After some time out for more overseas experience, Raychel has now returned to Australia to focus directly on her musical career. Her long-awaited new release is due towards the end of the year.

�All the sounds of the earth are like music�. Oscar Hammerstein.