Live Review: Rachel Grae

 The Moroccan Lounge Los Angeles, CA 

Web: rachelgrae.com 

Contact: [email protected] 

The Players: Rachel Grae, vocals, keys; Isacc Singer, keys; Liam Fennell, guitar; Izzy Lamberti, drums 

Material: Rachel Grae is a Pop/Rock and R&B group in the likes of Ariana Grande,  Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez. The music is catchy and has powerful lyrics that contribute greatly to the understanding of a broken heart. If the music doesn’t get you, the lyrics will. 

 Musicianship: Grae has an excellent group of musicians backing her up. Lamberti is a firecracker behind the kit and was constantly going off. She was sitting in the back, thumping away in her own little world. Confident and poised, she was, seriously, the backbone of every song. She didn’t miss a beat all night and her energy was boundless and infectious. She made the rhythm section happen, even without a bass player. Singer contributed nicely with keyboards and some well-placed, tasty chops and was key in holding down the bottom end. 

Performance: Rachel Grae is a very good, personable, amiable and pleasant persona. She commands attention from the audience and in return she gives them friendship and bonds easily with everyone, even newbies. She has a great voice that sounds, at times, like Lady Gaga, or Ariana Grande and she can hit the high highs as well as the low lows. “How to be Alone” showcased Fennell on guitar, who, also, was an integral part of the music. It’s always nice to have a solid player, who knows the music and that you can count on. 

Summary: Rachel Grae is an up-n-comer who has well written tunes and a very good band to boot. All her music is pretty good, no matter how short or how long the tune is. She is very entertaining and the music is affable. Songs like “How Dare You,” “Enough of Me” and “Your Loss” take you to a land of heartbreak, as you are beautifully lulled into a world of confusion, hate and anger; as only love can do. Just ask Rachel Grae.