An Intimate Evening with Rachael Yamagata
1 Dec 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Folk & Singer / Songwriter
"Along with the bad-assery, Yamagata brings a world-weary passion to her singing. Her voice is a soul-baring, sultry instrument that commands center stage at all times. She has that deliberate, I’ll-sing-the-note-when-I’m-ready pacing that helped make Amy Winehouse great, and before her Billie Holliday.” Associated Press
“Highly successful indie artist” Forbes
“Upbeat and orchestrally ornamented” Rolling Stone
“The singer-songwriter unveils a dark fire burning within her obstinate self.” Paste
"Yamagata’s new release is a career triumph. She did it her way, bringing to life the sound and songs that once only lived inside her head.” Electronic Musician
“Some singer/songwriters wear their hearts on their sleeves. Some of them also make sure they’re dripping with blood. Case in point: the ultra-emotive singer/pianist Rachael Yamagata.” Digital Trends
“Rachael Yamagata is a commanding presence to witness. She possesses a deep, powerful voice and a calming confidence that translates to seething, intense performances.” Audiotree
"The writer’s newfound devotion to experimental soundscapes never gets in the way of just how damn listenable these songs are” **** - The Arts Desk
"classy soul-baring pastorals from upstate New Yorker… a sonically rich experience that repays closer listening… Yamagata’s voice is superb at evoking languid heartache… This is an album of immersive and emotive pleasures’. Uncut
Rachael Yamagata returns to Singapore this fall with a new EP ‘Porch Songs’ and an intimate show that will feature her love stricken ballads in their best light – performed one on one for the audience. She finished her successful ‘Song. Stories. Solo.’ tour in the U.S. and is excited to bring this concept to her fans who have yet to experience this kind of performance from her. She will be joined on stage for particular moments by a special guest and will add a new video component to the show that reveals a taste of her home life and travels to make the show even more intimate.
Yamagata has quite a connection to her Singaporean fans and still holds the record for the longest after show signing at the Esplanade (3hrs). Along with multiple Esplanade shows she also performed at the Neon Lights festival in 2015.
Well known to an international audience for her songs ‘Be Be Your Love’, ‘Dealbreaker’, ‘Duet’ and ‘You Won’t Let Me’, many from her catalogue have also been featured in television and film: Altman, Hope Springs, Prime, Monster-in-Law, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, How I Met Your Mother and Greys Anatomy to name a few.
Past releases include Tightrope Walker and Acoustic Happenstance (2016), Heavyweight (2012), Chesapeake (2011), Elephants (2008) and Happenstance (2004).
Career highlights include performing for President Obama, reaching #1 in Australia with ‘You Won’t Let Me’ (The Voice), performing at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, appearing on Jay Leno, Conan O’Brian, Carson Daly, 30 Rock, One Life to Live, The O.C., 30 Rock and in the film ‘To Write Love on Her Arms’. Yamagata has also collaborated with artists Jungman Kim and Gregory Colbert and her touring partners have included Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, Liz Phair and more.
Last but not least, travelling with her to Singapore will be Mr John Justin Alagia (Guitarist) is a three-time Grammy-nominated, American record producer, composer, mixer and
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