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“Probably the best band you have not yet heard: Rachel & The Ruckus. They are a blues rock ‘n’ soul’ band that you have got to see. The band is tight and talented and Rachel Alena kills on vocals.” ~Mile High Blues Society
Celebrate the Ruckus. Exciting up-and-coming Boulder band Rachel and the Ruckus is a soul-soaked energetic blues-rock group with singer/keyboardist Rachel Alena and her Carole King-reminiscent vocals…” ~ Yellow Scene Magazine


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Thank You to COMBO! For voting Leave Your Light On as one of the Best Songs of the Year in the Colorado 2014 Songwriting Contest!



Mile High Melodic Blues/Rock born in the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado

Singer/keyboardist Rachel Alena and guitarist Alec Sims met in 2010 while playing together in a popular Colorado R&B band. They quickly discovered a songwriting chemistry and formed R&R shortly thereafter. Alec, a published author born in Townsend, MA, has been playing professionally since the 80’s in a variety of high energy blues and funk bands. Boulder based drummer, Kyle Comerford, joined in 2012. Kyle’s colorful musical journey began playing at such famous LA haunts as the Roxie and the Troubadour and evolved to touring with some acclaimed national acts including backing Carly Simon. Bassist Vince Carmellini came on board to round out the group in 2013. Vince is multi-instrumentalist whose work is featured on a couple of chart topping albums.

Rachel Alena grew up in the LA music scene and started making music before she learned to talk. She took her first musical cues from her mother and father who played in a band together and infused her with their deep love of music. Her father is often heard on the radio, playing guitar with classic Phil Spector produced bands such as the Ronettes and the Crystals on popular songs like a Da Do Run Run and Be My Baby. Rachel was a session vocalist, who toured and also performed with the LosAngeles Philharmonic before moving to Colorado in 2000 where her musical journey continues.

This multi-faceted band has since earned lots of positive attention from music lovers, bringing their vast musical influences and experience together to create compelling Pop music with Soul. It’s the sound of the blend of powerful lyrics, Rachel’s enchanting voice and a band with rocking, in-thepocket grooves.

Say What?!? People Say…
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“Rachel and the Ruckus take a down home and dirty sensibility and give it an irresistible rock nroll backbeat while Rachel Alena’s full throttle delivery gives the material that little extra push.” ~Rockwired Radio Profiles, Brian Lush 
“As bluesy and soulful as it is eclectic and catchy, Rachel & the Ruckus’s debut self-titled EP is a neat little collection of slick, radio-friendly tunes that should open plenty of doors for them.” ~100% Rock Magazine, Shane Pinnegar
“Rachel kills it and the band was smokin’.”                                                    ~Mark Diamond, bass, Mark Diamond Trio


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