"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

february 2018

16feb8:00 pm- 11:00 pmHornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club

march 2018

2mar10:00 am- 12:00 pmWorld Day Of Prayer - Merewether Uniting Church

april 2018

27apr7:30 pm- 10:00 pmPitt St Uniting Church - Fundraiser for Refugees

may 2018

19may7:00 am- 10:00 amInspiracy

august 2018

11aug7:30 pm- 10:00 pmHumph Hall - along with The Jack Wiard Trio

Going Plastic Free!

My high school science teacher once told this story. Her father had come home with his first ever plastic cup. He called the entire family into the kitchen to demonstrate this miracle item that would never break. He then proceeded to drop the cup onto the floor where...

Friends Of Rachel – All your questions answered!

I’m so excited to have welcomed our first VIP members to the Friends Of Rachel community! In case you’re wondering whether to come join us, I’ve put together a handy list of answers to common questions to help put your mind at ease… What is...

The One Thing We All Need

There are 3 things I am truly passionate about. Music. Community. Creativity. Everybody needs community. We need each other. And everybody has a story. A journey that’s brought them to where they are today. Everyone’s path looks different, each with ups and...

Back To The Beginning

There are many artists I have loved and been influenced by over the years, but none so much as Amy Grant. Her 1991 hit album Heart In Motion was the first real cassette tape I ever owned. And her music continues to hold all the nostalgia and power of a first love. It...

Why Courage Is Better

Last week I had the privilege of seeing Felix Riebl, band leader and lead singer of The Cat Empire, perform as part of a larger concert for NSW Public Schools. I was rightly impressed, to say the least, by his incredible songwriting and musical skill. But I was not as...

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...

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