Auckland based but Christchurch born singer/songwriter Rachel Hamilton has become a well recognised name in the local music scene, with an impressive amount of experience and skill in live performance. In a combination of sweet but expressive vocals often said to have it’s own unique hook, her music will have you entranced, setting the perfect tone for any occasion. Developing her songwriting craft for over 10 years, Rachel brings heartfelt, honest lyrics together with catchy pop melodies to create her unique sound. With this deep knowledge of music, Rachel also has a memorised set list of over 100 popular covers suited for any age, occasion and setting.
After picking up the guitar at age 13, she has gone on to release 2 original singles on iTunes – one reaching no. 34 on the top 200 NZ pop charts, made performances on radio and television shows such as ‘What Now’ and ‘The Erin Simpson Show’. Rachel has performed at over 50 weddings from Queenstown to Waiheke Island, along with being flown to perform in Spain in 2017. She was a finalist in the esteemed competition ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and has taught songwriting workshops in Auckland high schools and to music teachers from around the country.
Graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music in 2016, Rachel is currently spending her time travelling Aotearoa and abroad, performing primarily at weddings, private functions, cafes and bars. Residing in Auckland, Rachel is also in the midst of exciting plans to record a debut EP of original music to be released in 2018.