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Rachael Sage

August 2015

Rachael Sage Releases Deluxe Reissue of Album "Blue Roses"

Award-winning NYC-based artist and MPress Records founder Rachael Sage released a Deluxe Reissue of her latest album Blue Roses via MPress on August 28th. Sage, who is currently nominated for five Independent Music Awards, has received many accolades for her 11th studio album, Blue Roses. MOJO compares Sage’s work to ”Billy Joel’s Gotham zing and brashness…spiked with neatly twisted takes on long-relationship dilemmas”. Tracks from the critically acclaimed album also appear in the current season of Lifetime TV’s #1 reality show, Dance Moms. The Deluxe album features 5 new tracks including new single "Coloring Book," and new art.

"Coloring Book" Video Double Premieres

On July 8, Rachael's brand new video for "Coloring Book" debuted in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall. The U.S. version was premiered by Curve Magazine, and you can watch it now on YouTube! Directed by Nick Clark, the video features Rachael's original artwork and a delightful performance by young actress Mikaela Oppenheimer, along with music cameos by our friends Andy Mac & Matt Nakoa. Also, check out a special behind-the-scenes vlog to learn more about the making of the video.

Because you can never have too much of a good thing, an exclusive UK Version of the video will also be released later this month, with additional footage and artwork; stay tuned for updates!

TEDx Stanford Video Up Online Now

In May Rachael was invited to appear at her alma mater, Stanford University, as part of TEDx Stanford. As a student at Stanford, Rachael composed music for the theater department (including original scores for "Macbeth", "The Duchess Of Malfi" and The Women's Performance Collective), while honing her songwriting at The Stanford Coffeehouse; so it was especially meaningful for her to perform again at her alma mater and share a bit of where her musical adventures have taken her since her college days.

Check out the video, also featuring violinist Kelly Halloran, where they performed "Featherwoman" and "Heaven (Is Grocery Clerk)".

UK Tour Recap: John Barrowman, Troubadour Headline Show & Pride In London

This summer, Rachael & her amazing violinist Kelly Halloran joined star of stage and screen John Barrowman on a whirlwind UK tour, supporting almost a dozen shows at big, beautiful venues everywhere from Edinburgh to Cardiff to Cambridge. Along the way, fell in love with John & his incredible cast & crew, and made lots of new friends. Shortly thereafter, Rachael returned to England to perform at Pride In London. From there, she made her way to the beautiful countryside of Wales, where she performed at the Llandeilo Jazz Festival.

Check out the tour recap video, and a photo gallery on her Facebook Page, featuring some of their adventures... and make sure you're following Rachael on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with her travels in real-time!

Rachael Earns Five Nominations for the 14th Annual Independent Awards Vox Pop!

The Independent Music Awards (IMA) is the only international program that connects artists to new revenue opportunities & an audience of more than 1 billion music fans. Rachael has been honored with 5 nominations up for the Vox Pop vote this year!

They are:

  • Adult Contemporary Album: "Blue Roses"
  • Cover Song: Helpless (feat. Judy Collins) - (orig. recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
  • Long Form Music Video: Blue Roses EPK 2014
  • Music Promo Poster: ALEX AND ANI Summer Concert Series - Rachael Sage & The Sequins 7.24.14 (poster by Ben Donnelly / Alex and Ani)
  • Artist Publicity Photography: New Destination (photos by Shervin Lainez)

  • More Music Appears On Lifetime's "Dance Moms"

    "Dance Moms" season 5 has featured more of Rachael's music for a total of 5 placements this year, including "Newspaper" from Blue Roses, which appeared in the season finale on August 11th to 1.4 million viewers.

    In addition to countless amateur videos of the dances, Lifetime TV has uploaded videos of the full dances to their Youtube (linked below), which have amassed 785,000+ views and growing!

  • "Among All God's Creatures" from Painting Of A Painting, which aired on Feb. 3, 2015 and again on the mid-season reunion that aired May 12, 2015
  • "Vertigo" from Chandelier, which aired on Mar. 10, 2015
  • "Unbeauty" from Illusions Carnival, which aired June 9, 2015
  • "Barbed Wire" from "Blue Roses", which aired July 21, 2015
  • "Newspaper" from "Blue Roses", which aired on Aug. 11, 2015

  • Rachael To Appear at Gifts of Love Benefit

    On September 20th, Rachael will return to Terrace on the Park to lend her time and talent to the Aids Center of Queens County's Gifts of Love Auction, alongside actress and singer Melba Moore.

    The Gifts of Love Auction/Luncheon has been the AIDS Center of Queens County's (ACQC) signature event for more than 25 years. Sage has been involved in previous years and looks forward to this year's event.

    "I'm so honored to be supporting the AIDS Center of Queens County and the incredible work they're doing in their community. HIV/AIDS has long been a cause very close to my heart, especially as someone who grew up in the NYC dance and theater communities, where I first encountered the disease as it took the lives of many of my mentors, teachers and performers I admired. Since then, treatment has come so far and people are living longer, fuller lives well after diagnosis, thanks to the energies of organizations like ACQC and events like Gifts Of Love."

    Details on this year's event can be found here and donations are welcome.

    You're Invited: Rachael Sage at The Cutting Room for CMJ 2015

    MPress Records is proud to bring back its popular CMJ Music Marathon showcase, MPressFest CMJ. MPress will present the 7th installment at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Friday, October 16th at 7:00pm. MPressFest CMJ 2015 will showcase an exceptional line-up of talent including the NYC-based independent label's two newest signings K's Choice and A Fragile Tomorrow (for their joint NYC CD release shows), Matt Nakoa & Rachael Sage. CMJ badge holders get in free, RSVP here. This event is ppen to the public, tickets are available now, $10 adv. and $12 at the door.

    To be our guests, please email Melanie to be added to our VIP list.

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