I’ve known Rachael for months through the blogosphere but it wasn’t until yesterday that we were able to meetup and chat about her life as a career performer and musician.
“I don’t see myself as a recording artist, I see myself as a local mom working in the industry and working around town,” she made sure to note. She was the focus of my E!Online article this week due to her participation in the I’m Too Young for This compilation album.
I’m Too Young for This, voted one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 website of 2007 creates a very down to earth community for survivors, family and friends; “Our mission is to help young adults affected by cancer to get busy living.”
As career performer and musician Rachael Chatoor has played on large tours, as well as in small, medium and private venues across the globe and was on stage this year at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival with Kelly Brock, who was BC Country Music Award -nominated for female vocalist of the year 2008. Taking time to give what she can to great causes is a task Chatoor is always willing to take on as she recently played at a fundraiser for the Babz Chula Society, which was created to assist Canadian television and film icon Babz Chula with her ongoing battle with cancer.
I’m Too Young for This founder Matthew Zachary, recipient of the 2007 Hollywood FAME Award for Humanitarianism, talked about the first album they produced: “Instead of simply slapping a pink ribbon on an existing compilation of songs by random pop artists, this project has deeper meaning and purpose as a practical educational tool that not only raises awareness for our mission but fulfills it simultaneously.” [via CD Baby]
They took to Chatoor and have supported her contribution to the upcoming albumâ€”Zachary even being the producer of her single “Standing All the Way”, which will appear on Volume 2 of the I’m Too Young for This compilation in 2009. The Vancouver Film School will also be creating a video for the single this spring. [E!Online]
It was Mick Della Vee that helped her put together a recorded version of this single for the compilation.
Rachael is happy performing around town (and has a great gig at the River Rock Casino Resort that I’m thinking we should all check out sometime) although her big time goal is to head out on more tours, using her amazing vocals.
Upcoming shows include, January 30, 31 at Southpoint Station in White Rock, St James’ Well in Port Moody February 6 and 7, and at the River Rock February 15 and 19.
You can check out her website, blog, or follow her on Twitter (even though she’s already started resenting me for getting her on there and flooding her with followers).