Breathtaking vocals and fragile lyricism

Bursting with energy: Folk singer Rachel Collis will headline Sutherland Acoustic's Christmas concert at Gyme Tradies on December 13. Picture: Supplied
Bursting with energy: Folk singer Rachel Collis will headline Sutherland Acoustic's Christmas concert at Gyme Tradies on December 13. Picture: Supplied

Sydney songstress Rachel Collis has been described by reviewers as “a welcome jolt back to the time of Joni Mitchell and Carole King”. 

Her highly-anticipated third album, The Remains Of The Day (produced with Sean Carey of Thirsty Merc), is a 10-track-record that gives an intimate look into Collis’s pysche, offering breathtaking vocals and fragile lyricism. 

Collis is regularly asked if her songs may be covered at local folk clubs around the world.

As a live performer, she is known for generating a mood that possesses a venue. Collis sings about the infinite value of the present moment, and inextinguishable hope. And sometimes she sings about gluten-intolerance. Or pet hell.

Whether banging on the piano like Ben Folds, or recounting urban folk story like Joni Mitchell, whether bringing an audience to laughter, or to tears, the spell never really changes; it’s deep, tender, and bursting with energy.

Later this year Collis will perform her quirky and highly popular song A Duck Named Sybil at the Sydney Town Hall and the Sydney Opera House as part of the Arts Alive Concert Series. 

Sutherland Acoustic will present Rachel Collis in concert on Thursday, December 13 at Gymea Tradies from 7.30pm.

The event will also double as Sutherland Acoustic’s Christmas concert and The Probus choir will perform seasonal songs to be accompanied by supper.

Tickets $10 at the door.