Rachel Rees is a highly accomplished solo performer with superb pedigree in the Musical Theatre industry. With over 20 years professional experience Rachel has enjoyed a long stage career spanning a soloist role in Lloyd Webber's ‘Phantom of the Opera’, appearances in many of Vienna's State Theatres and Palaces and starring in Musical Galas at prominent venues throughout Europe including at the Vienna Stadium.
She now specialises in wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions where she performs relaxed, refined renditions of ceremony love songs plus vintage jazz and easy-listening songs (old and new) for drinks receptions.
Rachel will inject effortless background music into your special day & promises to put your guests in a laid-back, foot-tapping mood with classic jazz standards & well-known songs from artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Julie London, Roberta Flack, Nora Jones, Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eva Cassidy, Judi Collins, Petula Clark, The Carpenters, The Supremes, Shirley Bassy, Anita Baker, Linda Ronstadt, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Adele, Carole King, Dionne Warrick, Sade, Joni Mitchel, Nina Simone...and many more
She is often accompanied by guitarist Larry Davids, a highly skilled, seasoned guitarist & together they create a mellow mood for guests to relax & mingle.
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers/Eva Cassidy At Last - Etta James All My Loving - Beatles/Amy Winehouse Baby Love - Dianna Ross Blue Moon - Billie Holiday Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchel Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchel Can’t Smile Without You - The Carpenters Can't Help Lovin That Man - Billie Holiday Close To You - The Carpenters Cry Me A River - Julie London Dreams - Fleetwood Mac Do You Know The Way to San Jose - Dionne Warrick Down Town - Petula Clarke Don't Know Why - Nora Jones Everybody’s Talking - Beautiful South Evergreen - Barbara Streisand Fly Me To The Moon - Doris Day Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto/Frank Sinatra How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Shirley Bassey/Frank Sinatra I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Dionne Warrick Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack Love Me Tender - Nora Jones/Frank Sinatra Make You Feel My Love - Adele Moon River - Audrey Hepburn My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone Night And Day - Ella Fitzgerald New York State of Mind - Barbara Streisand Over The Rainbow/It’s a Wonderful World - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoole Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae Que Sera Sera - Doris Day Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin Send In The Clowns - Barbara Streisand/Judi Collins Someone Like You - Adele Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald Songbird - Fleetwood Mac Summer Time - Ella Fitzgerald Sway - Deane Martin/Pussycat Dolls Sweet Love - Anita Baker That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warrick The Tracks Of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt The Way We Were - Barabara Streisand Warrick Avenue - Duffy What The World Needs Now - Dionne Warrick When We Were Young - Adele When Will I See You Again - The Degrees White Lace And Promises - Carpenters Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Linda Ronstadt/Amy Winehouse Yesterday - Beatles/Snuffy Your Love Is King - Sade You've Got A Friend - Carole King
'Rachel sang at a Dinner and Dance I organised recently and we were all completely enthralled by her lovely singing. A wonderful asset to our evening and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed listening to her beautiful voice and clever song choice. Warm and friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend Rachel and Smoothmoods highly enough!' Reviewed by: Carol Stables
'As a photographer I get to hear a lot of musicians, but Rachel and Larry stopped me dead in my tracks when they began playing. It was like an angel caressing my ears. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and listening after my duties were complete. They are such nice people too. I know our clients were over the moon to have them as part of their wedding day'. Reviewed by: Mike Browne
'Rachel and Larry played during the ceremony and drinks reception of my wedding and they were fantastic. I was running (slightly!) late for the ceremony but they kept everyone entertained, even once they had gone through the songs we had originally planned. During the ceremony we had arranged a sing-along song for all our guests to join in with and this went perfectly thanks to Rachel and Larry leading it so well - it really made everything so fun and created exactly the vibe we wanted. During the drinks reception Rachel and Larry played a whole variety of songs and created a most wonderful laid back atmosphere that really made our day perfect. They were easy to work with and accommodated everything that we asked for. I could not recommend them highly enough' Reviewed by: Zoe Wimshurst