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RACHEL and the RUCKUS

Singer/keyboardist Rachel Alena and guitarist Alec Sims met in 2010 while playing together in a popular Colorado R&B band. They quickly discovered a songwriting chemistry and formed R&R shortly thereafter. Alec, a published author born in Townsend, MA, has been playing professionally since the 80's in a variety of high energy blues and funk bands. Bassist Vince Carmellini came on board in 2013. Vince is multi-instrumentalist whose work is featured on a couple of chart topping albums. Saxophonist extraordinare, Andrew Vogt, joined the band in 2014. Andrew has performed at well over 5,000 shows and was one of the top musicianscompeting for the Cognac Hennessy Jazz Challenge. Drummer Jimmy Yozell is the group’s newest member, joining in 2016. Jimmy started playing in clubs at the age of 15 and studied music in New York. Rachel Alena grew up in the LA music scene and started making music before she learned to talk. She took her first musical cues from her mother and father who played in a band together.  Her father is often heard on the radio, playing guitar with classic Phil Spector produced bands such as the Ronettes and the Crystals on popular songs like a Da Do Run Run and Be My Baby. Rachel was a session vocalist, who toured and also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic before moving to Colorado in 2000 where her musical journey continues. Rachel’s voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials, radio spots, audio books and much more as a professional voice talent.

 

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http://www.porwine.com/music/2017/4/21/rachel-and-the-ruckus

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