Rachel originally studied classical viola, piano and singing at the Purcell Music School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She displays great versatility as a vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer in the fields of Classical, Rock, Pop and Dance Music. Working under conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, and collaborating with artists that have included the BBC Singers, Rev Hammer, New Model Army, Darryl Way and Matthew Bellamy, Rachel's performances have taken her to France, Germany, South Africa, and throughout the UK. She has performed in the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre, De Montfort Hall, St Davids Hall in Cardiff, Soho Review Bar, Brighton Fringe Festival and she also held a three-year residency (2004 - 2006) at Bartók, a classical music bar in Chalk Farm Road, Camden. In 2005 she premiered the vocal cantata, Stargazing, at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in Bishopsgate, and her recording of the work was featured on BBC Radio London. Rachel has made various radio and TV appearances and has also written music for independant films, including one which was premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in 2006. She has released her own original material on the EIAG record label, the most recent being her album, 'Chasing Rabbits' which celebrates some of her favourite songwriters of all time. Her string arrangements, viola playing and backing vocals have been featured on releases by Attack Attack Records, Cooking Vinyl, and V2 Records. Rachel currently lives in Saltdean, Brighton, with her Husband, pianist and composer, Johan de Cock and their music loving cat, Zizi. Rachel enjoys a varied career as a performer, songwriter, session musician and singing coach/producer. She also runs her own bespoke clothing brand, 'RockaPoodle' and in 2016 became a published illustrator (Brown Dog books).