Rachel Platten at Irving Plaza in New York, NY

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: 17 Irving Place, New York, NY, United States
Rachel Platten (born May 20, 1981) is an American pop singer-songwriter and musician, who rose to national recognition in 2015 with her single “Fight Song”, hailing from Newton Centre, Massachusetts, U.S.
Massachusetts-native Rachel Platten first learn to play classical piano at the age of five and later immersed herself in her high school’s signing group. During her time at Trinity College studying International Relations, Platten sang in the school’s a cappella group, the Trinitones, before working at a record label on a study abroad trip to Trinidad. A telling moment occurred when the budding musician was invited to sing backup for her friend’s band in front of 80,000 people in 2002. After returning home the singer moved to Greenwich Village, New York and began honing her skills in the Prince and Sly and the Family Stone cover band Dayz of Wild.
In 2003 Platten released her debut full-length album “Trust in Me”, which the singer has since admitted is more a collection of demos. Whilst failing to significantly raise her profile, the record increased Platten's industry know-how, and led to a series of shows opening for the likes of the Strokes, Regina Spektor, and Ziggy Marley. In 2009 the singer’s track “Seven Weeks” was featured in the romantic comedy “The Good Guy”, as well as a host of advertisements and TV series.
Rachel Platten’s sophomore studio album “Be Here” arrived in 2011 featuring collaborations with Fredrik Thomander, the Wizards of Oz, Jerry Abott, and Grant Black. Released by Rock Ridge Music in the Spring, the record spawned the Billboard Adult Pop Songs Chart No. 24 “1,000 Ships”, and was supported by two years of extensive touring. The singer’s profile was raised again when her track “Work of Art” was used in the cable TV show “Jane by Design” and subsequently “Pretty Little Liars”.
Released in 2014 Platten’s singles “Smile” and “Fight Song” featured in the 2014 film “Annie” following which the singer announced that she had signed with Columbia Records. Following an early 2015 tour opening for X Factor winners Alex & Sierra, the singer released the four-track EP “Fight Music” in May 2015. Rising to No. 20 on the Billboard 200, the EP catapulted the singer to notoriety, aided by the Billboard Hot 100 No. 7 single “Fight Song”.

Source: rachelplatten.com

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