Rachel Menconi
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Trombone, DJ.

ABOUT

ABOUT ME:

I'm looking to collaborate on music, book gigs (acoustic or full band), record, be a part of festivals...etc.

I'm the lead female singer for a cover band called "Say 80Thing". We perform our versions of mostly ‘80s songs with some ‘70s, ‘90s, and 2000s for good measure. We are booked through out the tri-state area and schedule rehearsals as needed.

I’m looking to add other opportunities to perform or record on days/nights I am not already booked with my band.

I'm a hard working, team player with a bubbly personality, big voice/range, and a lot of stage presence in a small package. (I’m almost 5’ 2”.)

I can sing lead and back up. I'm very comfortable writing/singing tight harmonies. I've been training and performing since the age of 2. I also play tambourine and shakers.

I'm a highly trained vocalist (classically trained for modern music). I am comfortable singing many genres. However, my favorites are rock, pop, musical theatre (Broadway), alternative, country, and funk. I'm always open to other genres though.

**I'm NOT comfortable with growling, screamo, and rap.**

I'm also an international recording artist (10+ years). I was so fortunate to have received the "I Like It" Female Award for my original single "You Will Love On".

I'm also a writer (20+ years; song/script), technique teacher (18+ years; singing/acting), director (16+ years; stage/on-camera projects), vocal director (20+ years), and an actress (25+ years). I also have some experience choreographing, vocal producing, and doing sound/lighting design.

Memberships: SAG-AFTRA, NARAS (The Grammy Awards), VASTA, MAC, NJMEA, NAfME, NAMTA, NATS (certified), EdTA, BMI, NJ Theatre Alliance.

I love the creative process; to make the audience feel something is a really special experience. It's inspiring that you can create something special out of nothing!

I’m all about communication and when I commit to something, I really commit.

Screen name:
Rachel Menconi
Member since:
May 17 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Linda Ronstadt, Alexz Johnson, Edger Winter, Leon Russell, Styx, Queen, Heart, Prince, Billy Joel, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Carol King, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Benatar, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Basia, Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Ellen Greene, The Veronicas, Train, Jewel, Pink, Jessie J, Bruno Mars, Kiki Dee, Dolly Parton, and my late grandfather Justin Leonard (composer, pianist; orchestra leader; lyricist).

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

1 Bose L1 Model II with B2 Base Module
1 Bose T1 Tonematch Mixer (4 channels, with vocal and instrument effects)
1 Bose T8S Tonematch Mixer (8 channels with vocal and instrument effects)
2 Bose S1 Pro with Batteries (Each has 2 mic/instrument inputs with 1 aux cable/Bluetooth input)
1 Sennheiser e935 Microphone (handheld, wired)
2 Sennheiser ew 100 Lavalier (Body) Microphone Systems
3 Shure PG48 Microphones
2 Sennheiser adapters to turn handheld cord mics into wireless mics for video
4 microphone stands
8 XLR cables
1 TC Helicon Play Acoustic
1 Soundcraft EPM8 Mixer (8 channels)
Many aux cables
1 music stand
1 music stand clip on light
1 computer stand
1 iPad Air 2
1 iPad holder
1 Blue Yeti Pro Microphone
4 DJ Lights
2 Laser Lights
1 Rock N Roller Dolly Cart (can move up to 500 pounds)
2 Black, 2 white, and 2 Green backdrops
3 backdrop stands
1 Tascam
1 Canon 60D camera
1 tripod
1 Macbook Pro (video/photo editing software)
1 Asus PC
2 Smith Vector Lights & Stands
3 Photography Soft Box Lights & Stands
Many sandbags
1 projector
1 projector screen
1 VX 700 Flash
1 bullhorn
1 10' canopy
3 6' foldable tables
1 blu-ray burner/player
1 Rode Shotgun Mic