RACHEL IS AN AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER FOR ESTABLISHED POP STARS AND A PASSIONATE MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR.
SHE’S RECENTLY WRITTEN THE BESTSELLING BOOK: NOT THE ONLY ONE, ON THE TOPIC OF POST-NATAL DEPRESSION.
A note from Rachel…
Ever since I can remember I’ve been able to see music as colours when I listen to music or compose a song. I’ve since learned that this condition is called synaesthesia and people often refer to it as “my superpower”.
I always felt my happiest and most fulfilled when I was singing or writing music so it felt natural to make it my career path. I’ve never wanted to do anything else as a job and am very lucky that I’ve been able to live my dream, pursuing music through school, my undergraduate degree then a masters in songwriting before starting my career as a freelance songwriter, musical director and vocal coach.
During my career, I’ve performed all over the world, coached hundreds of singers from beginners to west end performers, run an artist management company and worked extensively in my community to encourage different generations to bond through the arts. For this, I was crowned Freelancer Of The Year and Woman of the Year.
Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with my mental health and when my children were born I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. After recovering I set up Lyrical Light as a songwriting workshop for those struggling with their mental health after becoming parents. It’s a real honour to be able to help people through music.
My work now encompasses both of these aspects from co-writing and songwriting, working as a Maternal Mental Health Ambassador and with parents who are suffering from Post-Natal Depression.