"The great underground talent of her time" - Curtain Call

Rachel Collis…

…is a singer/songwriter with folk, rock and cabaret influences. Her trademarks are finely-crafted heartfelt lyrics, whirlwind virtuosic piano playing, and an unusual capacity for shifting between earnest storytelling and outrageous humour.

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“The great underground talent of her time.”

Curtain Call

april 2017

23apr10:00 am- 11:00 amRachel Collis @Leichhardt Uniting Church

28apr7:30 pm- 9:30 amRachel Collis and Band @Burwood Uniting Church

july 2017

9jul9:30 am- 10:30 amRachel Collis @Balmain Uniting Church

22jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRachel Collis with String Quartet

29jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRachel Collis with String Quartet 2

september 2017

8sep7:00 pm- 10:00 pmRachel Collis and Band @Eastern Lounge

Unconscious Creativity

A friend recently loaned me a book of writings by Buddhist monk and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. I had been sharing with her the difficulties of life as a freelance musician, that I frequently feel pulled in a million different directions, and that I find it difficult to...

"Nightlight" album launch @Foundry 616

Here are some photos taken by Nathan Theobald at the “Nightlight” album launch on October 31st at Foundry 616. Enjoy! Limited offer! Enter your details to receive three of Rachel's songs. Download now! You have Successfully Subscribed! Recent Posts...

"Did you do that by yourself?!!"

We say it to children all the time. First they’re riding in Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development. Then the training wheels of scaffolding are gone and they’re on their own. “Did you do that all by yourself?!!”, we exclaim. No doubt it was said to us all as children...

To thine own self

The other day I was catching up with an ex-colleague of mine. We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time and after covering the usual candidates (babies, work) the conversation steered itself towards the content of my masters thesis. It’s been a year since I...

Why I never became a music teacher

I have never desired to be a music teacher. During the 6 years I worked as a high school German teacher it was not uncommon for friends and acquaintances to assume I taught music. Since leaving teaching I have dabbled in the music education world, assuming roles of...

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