About Rachel Platten
New York, NY
Rachel P is a New York City singer-songwriter who’s about to change everything.
With a rapidly growing fan base and having already shared the stage and toured with such acts as The Strokes, Lady Gaga, Marc Ford, Rachael Yamagata, Susan Tedeschi and The Toots & The Maytals...she’s ready.
Rachel’s self-titled, debut EP is piano-driven soul-pop (saturated with distorted trombones and ambient synths). Best of all, Rachel’s music is the ultimate remedy to our darkest moments: an infectious smile, a giving heart, a radiant soul, and a whole lot of love.
Here's what some very smart people are saying:
“Singer-songwriter [Rachel P] craftly blends sweet delicateness with pluck.” NY Post
"From time to time, I am fortunate to see a live show that truly captivates me. Rachel P played to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge, in New York’s Greenwich Village. A native of Boston, she first stunned New York audiences with some impromptu beat-boxing and singing alongside Toots, during a Toots and the Maytals concert at Irving Plaza...(she was an audience member, and yes, it was unplanned and cool, as I was there to bear witness)." TheIceCreamMan.com
"Rachel is no less than a force to be reckoned with when put on stage (barefoot or not) behind her keys. Her gorgeous smile is as big as her voice, and her joy and spirit seemed to fly out over the crowd at the Blender, leaving everyone asking, “Who is this girl?.... She is expansive on stage…there is no other way to put it. Her sound — the entire band’s sound — was enormous — not intimidated by the challenge of filling up a huge theatre but rather encouraged by it." - BUZZINE
"Songs saturated with happiness and hope and a voice that resonates deep into your core ensure this singer-songwriter is destined for an explosive career. In the current state of our country and the difficult times people are enduring, Rachel’s music provides the ultimate remedy to cure the darkest moments: an infectious smile, a giving heart, a radiant soul, and a whole lot of love." NYC ARTIST SCENE BLOG
“She is breathtaking & brilliant.” Boston Globe
"Rachel P crafts songs with beautiful, memorable melodies and intelligent, moving lyrics. Then she delivers them with her compelling and powerful voice. She is an accomplished guitarist and pianist with enough stage presence to make you forget that anyone else is in the room. [She] is one of those remarkable and all-too-rare artists who remind me why I love my work." Bob Leone, Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"...be sure to remember [Rachel P]'s name because she stole the show and was the highlight of the night. Her voice is just as big as her personality. Her musicality and versatility as a performer make her one to watch. She was on fire..." STARPOLISH
"...a modern-day Jackson 5 vibe that's uplifting, upbeat, fun, and happy....channeling influences like The Beatles and Motown, Rachel exudes energy, light, and soul in every performance. Due to its multifarious appeal, her music fashions a scene of it's own; one that charms the intimate acoustic environment and captures eclectic audiences at larger venues like the Highline Ballroom. Independently selling over 5,000 copies of her first record made four years ago, Rachel is currently focused on the follow up album, as well as giving back to the community who have so graciously shown support." NYCARTISTSSCENE
Stuff that would make her mama proud:
* Rachel's song 'Seven Weeks will be heard in upcoming feature THE GOOD GUY, starring Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girls
* Rachel's song 'She Might Be' was MP3 of the day on VH1's Best Week Ever Blog
* Rachel has performed over 1000 shows in concert halls, festivals, and clubs alike from New York to Hong Kong to the Caribbean alongside artists such as Rusted Root, Sheryl Crow, Ingrid Michaelson, The Strokes, Susan Tedeschi & The Toots & The Maytals * Collaborated with DJ Logic (of Medeski, Martin & Project Logic) on a recent release
* Rachel spent six months in Trinidad writing and working alongside International recording artist Andre Tankard
* Rachel has performed the National Anthem at Fenway Park, and Gillette Stadium
* Selected by Songwriter Hall of Fame as a Featured writer in the New Writers Showcase alongside Lady Gaga