Q&A: Rachel By The Stream

Define your genre in five words or less:

Loopalicious hip-pop jazz.


What do you love about making music?

The euphoric flash of inspired creativity that comes through – the magic of song writing!


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Some crackin’ good tunes with beats'n'bass, delivered in a smoothly executed performance of live looping – I loop my voice, guitar, synth, percussion and melodica to create my sound on stage.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

The double single Return Again/Body And Soul is launched on Wednesday October 3 at Northcote Town Hall as part of the Darebin Music Feast. The show features support from Even Dawn, Justin Love and Sexy Selecta. Tickets are $10 on the door or available from www.musicfeast.com – doors open at 7pm.


If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?

A limited edition Green & Black’s organic chocolate bar containing squares of every type of Green & Black’s chocolate bar. I dreamt about one of those the other night.


What makes a good musician?

Passion, talent, determination, resilience.


What advice would you give to bands that are new on the Melbourne music scene?

Melbourne has an incredibly supportive open mic scene: visit some open mic nights and start chatting to the other folk there.


If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?

I really respect DubFX and Flower Fairy for their level of musicality combined with a firm handle on the tech they use, as well as their high energy live shows...and I’m sure they’d be so much fun to tour with!