Capturing your musical ideas quickly has never been more important.
Presenting your crafted productions to your audience is now a vital process in the modern music industry.
Building on her success so far in the UK , Rachel K Collier will perform, deconstruct and also create new track ideas alongside Ableton Education Specialist/Certified Trainer Simon Lyon.
This is a chance to see a perfect example of a hardworking 21st century songwriter, producer and performer at work. Rachel has co-written with a Grammy-nominated artist Mat Zo and had a number 12 hit on the UK Singles Chart with Ray Foxx’s single “Boom Boom (Heartbeat)”.
Come along for an insight into songwriting, modern music production and how to take your music to your audience.
Ableton Live performance of “Nothing is Forever”
Ray Foxx feat. Rachel K Collier – Boom Boom (Heartbeat) (Official Video)
Rachel K Collier is an Artist and Producer from Swansea, Wales. Growing up singing, writing songs and looping with an old double deck tape player using her vocals and a keyboard from the age of 12, she moved on to develop a serious interest in song arrangement and production, inventive vocal recording techniques and beat programming. A grade 8 pianist with a distinctive voice and innovative output, she studied Creative Music Technology (BMus) at the Royal Welsh college of Music & Drama. During her four years at the College Rachel’s career as an electronic producer began to take shape, gaining competence with a selection of DAW’s and hardware, she also delved into more advanced sound design, foley, music for film, Pure Data/ MaxMSP installations and contemporary electronic music production technique.
Following her move to London in 2010, Rachel‘s arrangement of the Jimmy Cliff classic, Hard Road To Travel, for a Saatchi televised advertising campaign charted at number 79 in the UK Singles Chart. She then went on to co-write and feature on UK Chart hit “Boom Boom (Heartbeat)”, Wookie’s “2 Us” and the single “Only For You” taken from Mat Zo’s Grammy-nominated album “Damage Control”.
Rachel demonstrated her own talents as a solo electronic producer and performer with the release of her debut self-produced EP “Words You Never Heard” (Mixmag “8/10”) in October 2015 on independent electronic label Love & Other. She has since signed a distribution with Kobalt for own her record label NIF Records, releasing her first single “Ships” on the label in September 2016, supported by a live electronic performance at Bestival. As well a further releases of her own, Rachel hopes in time to use her Label as a platform to showcase up and coming electronic female producers in the UK.