Arrow of Love, A beautiful song written by Rachel Cousins and Chris LeDrew for Rachel’s debut album “This Fire” in 2017 has been selected by Hal Leonard publications for print in the Henry Leck Creating Artistry Series.
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The song was formatted into a full SATB choir format by Leslee Heys. The choir director, Mr. Robert Colbourne from Holy Heart High School heard her perform the song and recognized the potential. The choir brought and performed the song on a choir trip to Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Henry Leck was also in Dublin and became aware of the song. He later met them and asked for an impromptu performance of the song.
Rachel and Chris are very honoured to have an original piece selected for such a well-respected, international publication. Believed to be the first artist’s from Newfoundland to have work selected with Hal Leonard.
Rachel is working on a new album and will be available in September. Chris is working on new music with a release date unknown.
Rachel Cousins is an award-winning singer/songwriter from St. John’s, NL. Her voice is smooth and often described as “haunting”. Powerful vocals, dynamic stage presence and top-notch songwriting skills. Rachel can deliver any style of music.. and make you feel it.
She has performed alongside Canadian icons Serena Ryder, Dave Marsh, Andrew Scott & Luke McMaster.
Rachel has taken workshops with Eric Alper, Tom Jackson, Rick Barker & Grammy award winner Jeff Bova and songwriter David Francey.
She performs on average about 100 shows per year, all while a full time student, part of musical theatre in the community and 3 choirs at her high school.
Rachel is signed to Cymba Music Publishing.
Rachel was the opening act for Serena Ryder and The Beaches in September 2018 at Iceberg Alley performance tent.
Rachel has also been nominated for Music NL awards Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star.
She released her debut album “This Fire” in August 2017.
Released her single “Let Go” February 2018.This song was listed # 2 of the top 100 songs on the east coast for 2018.
This song was signed with a publisher and also had a TV placement in the SYFY/Space show “Wynonna Earp” and a CBC show “Hudson”
She released her next single “Dangerous Love” in 2019.
Her new album will be available in September 2019.
Singer-songwriter Chris LeDrew hails from the culturally-rich Canadian city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. A protege of east coast songwriters Lennie Gallant and Ron Hynes, LeDrew has released two award-winning and critically acclaimed solo albums (Too Commercial, 1997 & Stronger Man, 2006) as well as one with the band Brothers in Stereo (self-titled, 2003), which was nominated for three East Coast Music Awards and took home the 2003 CBC Galaxie Rising Star award.
LeDrew’s music has received widespread international radio play, and he has performed all over North America in clubs, concert halls, arenas, and on national radio/television shows. He has opened for the likes of Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip, April Wine, The Stampeders, and many more. LeDrew’s songs have appeared on over a dozen east coast recordings as well as in Canadian/American TV and film. Also an accomplished pedal steel guitarist, he’s been a session player on over 50 east coast albums.
In August 2016 he recorded his third solo album Art of the Confessor in Nashville with producer Joshua Grange, who currently plays steel guitar with Sheryl Crow’s band and has worked with artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakam, and KD Lang. Grange pushed LeDrew into brand new musical territory for this album, giving LeDrew’s sound a brand new vision.
LeDrew did select 2017 tour dates in Canada and the US, bringing this offering of songs to a fresh, new audience across North America. As 2018 unfolds, LeDrew continues to promote Art of the Confessor and also keeps busy doing pedal steel recording sessions and playing with numerous bands in St. John’s.
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