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Rachel Gaudry


Country of origin:

Australia

Type of music generally:

Folk with hints of pop

Status:

Most recent release, Bright Window, 2003

See also:

Rachel Gaudry's site

The Virt Records Site

Comparisons:

Paula Cole, Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton

Covers/own material:

Own; occasional cowriting

General comments:

Rachel Gaudry has a lovely voice and makes good contemporary folk. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:


leaving traces

Release info:

2001--Teacup Music; 2002--The Virt Records--VRT1001

Availability:

Australia and U.S.; see the Virt Records site for further information

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Rachel Gaudry--vocals, piano, Rhodes, keyboards

Guest artists:

Naomi Star--backing vocals on 4 tracks
Mark Punch--acoustic guitar
James Muler--electric guitar, acoustic guitar on 1 track, acoustic solo on 1 track
Leon Gaer--bass
Chad Wackerman--drums, percussion, keyboards

Produced by:

Chad Wackerman

Comments:

This is a very nice album. Rachel Gaudry reminds me of other singers, but she has her own style. The melancholy "When Fortune has Gone Dry" is a great song. "Sunshine in My Pocket" is delicate and emotional.
     "Loose Inside My head" is a little like Beth Orton and has a nice carefree feel.
     Not the most original music, but that hardly matters when it sounds this good. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Bright Window

Release info:

2003--Tea Cup Music--TCM002

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Rachel Gaudry--vocals, backing vocals, Wurlitzer, piano, Rhodes, organ, keyboard

Guest artists:

Sam Hawksley--guitars, loops, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, lap steel, swell guitar, susings guitar, moog guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, cymbals, dobro, echoplex, shaker, slide guitar, tambourine
Matt Fell--mellotron, flute, strings, scrags banjo, clarinet, celeste, shaker, tambourine
Leon Gaer--bass, fretless bass
Chad Wackerman--drums, percussion
Louise Perryman--backing vocals
Ben Butler--electric guitar, wind guitar, rhythm guitar, echo guitar, e-bow guitar
Blaine Whitaker--clarinet
Bill Risby--accordion, piano, Hammond organ, keyboard, Wurlitzer, pipe organ, vibraphone, pump organ
Sarah McGregor--feature vocal
Matt Fellinksy--cello

Produced by:

Sam Hawksley

Comments:

This album is so sweet and lovely. Gaudry picks up where the last album left off and that's a good thing. "Sunny Wings" opens the album with a nice laid-back vibe. The jazzy "Suppertime" hints at something darker. "Screaming Alone" is a standout. A bluesy, trip-hoppy gem that oozes melancholy. "Everywhere you go" is like early Paula Cole. Gaudry's vocal is joyous and sincere. "Brand New Day" is a hopeful and strong song. All in all she's made another fine album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for her work on this entry

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