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Rachel Sierra Project


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Indie soul pop

Status:

Most recent release, Held Under The Knife (2007)

See also:

Rachel Sierra's facebook page

Rachel Sierra Project's Sonicbids page

Rachel Sierra Project's MySpace page, another

Comparisons:

Fiona Apple, Paula Cole

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Rachel Sierra's music is rich and evocative. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Held Under The Knife (2007) is her debut

Recordings:

Held Under The Knife

Held Under The Knife (2007)

Release info:

2007—Arthropoda Records

Availability:

See CD Baby's Rachel Sierra Project page

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Rachel Sierra—vocals, piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3
Blair Shotts—drums, percussion
Christopher Freeman—bass
Tiffin Roley—guitars

Guest artists:

The Under The Knife Choir—backing vocals
Angela Carole Brown—backing vocals
Ryan Cross—upright bass, cell
Mark Indictor—violin
Early McCallister—saxophone
Mike Daigeau—trombone
Elliot Deutsch—trumpet
Lance Morrison—bass (2)

Comments:

Rachel Sierra Project's debut is a powerful recording with some amazing songs. She has an impressive voice and the orchestration is well done. She recalls early Fiona Apple with a dash of Paula Cole. "One last hit" is slinky, soulful and has a powerhouse vocal that edges towards what r'n'b divas do without really being as over the top. "No More" is softer and teases out some of Sierra's more restrained side. "About you" sees Sierra deliver one of her usual sultry vocal bits to a sensitive melody. This is a remarkable and rich debut. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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