The very talented multi instrumentalist and healer Rachel Mari Kimber has "an eclectic and classic songwriting style with hints of her many influences gracefully running through her music". She has been likened to Joni Mitchell, Jewel, Edie Brikell and Alanis Morrisette, yet her idiosyncratic voice and quirks beautifully set her in a league of her own.
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Rachel has two albums available on bandcamp.com, and is the best way to show support. You can also stream or download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, CDbaby, and YouTube. Soundcloud has some allternative rare demos and collaborations to hear. Both the acoustic album 'A Drop In The Ocean' and the band album 'Life Changes Everything Changes..' were recorded in Wales and feature Rachel as co-Producer and multi-instrumentalist alongside producer John Brand (Stereophonics, Asia, Kiss, Elton John) the albums were also mixed by John Brand in Los Angeles.
Additional musicians on 'Life Changes Everything Changes..' include 'Manic Street Preachers' Producer & Percussionist Greg Haver on Drums and Percussion, Ryan Aston on Drums, Sebastiaan Elsenburg and Asia's John Payne on Bass. Nigel Hopkins plays keys on all songs aside Bubble Trouble, where and Asia's Geoff Downes contributes.
The 'LCEC' album has a varied selection of songs, from the edgy pop of City Life and Time Flies to the insidiously catchy Will to Live, which features a magnificent orchestral arrangement by award winning arranger John Rea. There is even a duet, the beautiful Love Song featuring popular Welsh singer-songwriter, Steve Balsamo. The original band Asias' John Payne sings backing vocals on Bubble Trouble.
A four track album sampler with it's own exclusive artwork was produced for radio, with shortened versions of 'Bubble Trouble' and 'Truth Hurts' alongside 'Insane Aeroplane' and 'Girl in Love'. There are a very limited number of these special signed album samplers available on request... but going fast!
During her career so far, Rachel has had some wonderful reviews and has had featured coverage in The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph as well as many specialist music magazines.
Tracks from the album have been played on many radio stations nationally and a recent dance remix of 'Bubble Trouble' by the talented producer Bren F can now be heard on YouTube.com. This version of 'Bubble Trouble' was even nominated for an NME award! Talking of awards, RMK won Verde Valley River Association's songwriting competition, with her song Verde River in 2016, and in 2017 she was The Akademia winner for best Folk/ Singer-Songwriter song with her beautiful 'Bubble Trouble'.
While on a trip to Los Angeles where the band were recording, Rachel contributed to the album ‘White Butterfly’ by Emo rock band InMe. Rachel wrote the arrangment and performed the 'cellos on the poignant song ‘Parting Gift’ which has become one of the bands fans firm favourites.
She has also played cello for Welsh artists such as Richard Parfitt, Steve Balsamo and Patrick Jones (read her biography for more details).
Since 2013, Rachel has been making her mark in Arizona, playing cello for celtic folk rock old world fusion band Black Forest Society,
Rachel also plays cello for session work with musicians all over the world. She also locally collaborates with sound healer and yoga instructor and facilitator Crystal Valentina for Lunar Sound Journey. Both Rachel and Crystal are Arizona based, where Rachel currently resides.
Locally she has used her cello gifts for Richard Nihil of I Am Holorgam, in the collaboration band We Are Hologram, she enjoys the contrast of the gentler sounds made with sound healing, and the raw sounds of an energetic rock band. Versatility is her strong point.