Exciting news - the album has been mixed and is sounding KILLER - Im beyond thrilled.

Pete and I recorded Alfie Boe at our studio in the country, he was of course brilliant - and i’m recording soprano Katy Batho next Tuesday.

Hoping to get the album delivered and off to the manufacturer next week - its crazy releasing your own record - i’ve had to set up a record company - Wistle Records - check out the logo - that is an actual outline of my girl Wistle from a photograph - we were on a road trip in my split screen VW and she was up front and so happy - I miss her loads.

Also gearing up for the concert on 31st January at St James in London - Im so excited - Peter Egan will be speaking at the concert. He is an amazing man - look him up.

Bring. It. On.

PS i’m being interview on BBC Radio London Barkin Hour next Thursday. Tune In to hear what a real Essex accent sounds like.

Nice pic of me and Alfie and his golden Red who chased the ponies like Fenton in Richmond Park and would not come back.



So last Wednesday I spent the day at ANGEL studios in London recording the Royal Philharmonic on the Animal Requiem. They really are the best orchestra in the world I think. It was so exciting to hear the music played with real people - no offence to the synthestrations - but there’s nothing like the real thing.

My dog Tuppence came down to the studio for a few hours -

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the concert at St James in Piccadilly on January 31st.



As the date moves closer to the recording of the Requiem i’m going to write more regular blogs!

I don’t want to bum anyone out with this post - but it does feel relevant - Pete (my husband) and I really do love dogs - for the last 18 years we’ve owned many - for 11 years having a pack of six!
Two weeks ago, our little Yorkie, Wistle passed away. She slept on my pillow for 13 years and I feel her loss deeply. Two days after she passed, quite unexpectedly our poodle Cracker, also passed away. They were the last two of our original pack, and I think they all wanted to be together. The shock was awful and the loss deeply felt. I can only write about It now.

And this is one of the reasons why I composed the Animal Requiem. For all of us who have lost a much beloved pet - the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful.

There will be a concert of the Animal Requiem in January 2019 - and I will have many photos to pin to the remembrance board and many candles to light. Wouldn’t change it for anything.

-Rachel x x