About

Rachel Rees

 

Rachel trained as a Coloratura Soprano in the techniques of Madie Mesple (Paris Opera) and with Korrepetitors of St Pauls Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera.

 

She played a soloist role in Lloyd Webber's ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and starred at the Vienna Stadium leading cast members of Cats, Evita, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables. She continued to appear in Musical Galas at promenant venues throughout Europe as well as performing at many of Vienna's state theatres and palaces including the Roacher Theatre and Theatre an der Wien.

 

On developing her range of vocal styles to popular music her career progressed to a recording contract with Bogner Records in Germany where she was contracted as a lead singer, consequently appearing in numerous festivals, TV shows (ORF/DDR) and BBC radio.

 

In the course of her performing career Rachel has also worked on music videos and CD recording productions for artists such as Oasis, Ben E. King and Freddy Mercury.

Professional Bios

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Larry Davids

 

Throughout the course of his impressive 25 year professional career Larry trained with John Mizarolli, Ike Issacs, Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Ray Brown, Emily Riemler, Ian Wenham (Vancouver Orchestra) Martina Smazal (Vancouver Opera).

 

He has played and recorded with numerous bands including the Bare Naked Ladies, Spirit of the West, Sarah McLaughlin, Odetta, La Boutine Souriante, Dwitght Yokam, Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) Bryan Adams, The Beauticians, Hard Rock Miners, Nuages, Nyetz, Neko Case, Mudlarks and Golden Wedding Band.

 

Larry also worked together with George Micheal and Micheal Buble in the early years of their careers.

 

Larry holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition and also has an MA in Arts Education.

 

His own compositions have been featured in shows such as Spongebob, Sesame Street, and more recently on BBC TV Empty Homes.

 

 

Rachel is a highly accomplished performer with superb pedigree in the Musical Theatre industry.

With over 20 years professional experience she 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 sold-out shows 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).

 

She is often accompanied by guitarist Larry Davids, a highly skilled, seasoned guitarist & together

they perform as the SmoothMoods Duo creating a mellow mood for guests to relax & mingle.