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Animal Requiem is an album to celebrate and honour all animals from composer Rachel Fuller.

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Animal Requiem

CONCERT – ROYCE HALL UCLA – OCTOBER 26TH

Jet lag and I do not get on so well together - I’m sorry for the delay in posting this - I’ve been binge watching Orange is the new Black whilst I normalise. The last week in LA was nuts! We did a triple header - a Who show at the Hollywood Bowl on the Thursday, a big fundraiser for Teen Cancer America on the Friday and the Animal Requiem concert on the Saturday (flew back to Blighty Sunday). The concert was magical - and the magic came from the people - the orchestra, the choir, the conductor, the soloists, Pete, Jane, the audience and a tiny bit my outfit. There was an area...

New Classical Tracks: Interview & Giveaway

"The grief is very real when you lose a pet who's been a member of your family - and you form this incredibly strong, unconditional bond that is very innocent and very pure" Honoured to be featured on New Classical Tracks this week. Interviewed by the wonderful Julie Amacher, we're having a chat about past and future works and collaborations, growing up with music, the Quadrophenia album, "Blackbird", the life-long love for animals and how we ended up with a big family of beautiful dogs. We're also having a discussion about the life events that inspired Animal Requiem - from playing music at a crematorium to rescuing and feeling the loss of animals...

SUPPORT

I've been here for nearly 3 weeks - I love LA, the sun, the dogs, the people, not so much the hills haha - As I have been away from my pack for three weeks, I am literally falling on every dog I see, ignoring the owner obviously, but I’ve had some great dog kisses - bad breath, sweet breath, fish breath, don’t even care. I've been to the Hollywood Bowl shows which have been amazing. Pete and I also went to a Tommy benefit concert at the La Jolla Playhouse - The animal requiem concert is approaching fast - I'm excited, but I’m also nervous. I really want people to enjoy it - can’t...

IT IS WORTH IT

On October 2nd of last year we said goodbye to our beautiful yorkie Wistle. Wistle had slept by my head and followed me to the toilet for 13 years and everything in between. And the loss of her broke my heart. Three days later, completely unexpectedly in the middle of the night, our poodle Cracker who was only 11, had a terrible seizure and also passed away. I think he had to be with her. Although they were not particlularly close, Cracker was the remaining one from our original pack. This overlaying of grief on top of grief was so heavy to bear. I had just finished writing the final track for...

LA CONCERT

Gearing up for the concert in Los Angeles on 26th October - I’m really excited about it - Pete is going to sing Blackbird and also play a few other animal related songs. I love him. Leaving for LA on Saturday - so spending final few days with my furry crew before I head off. I always miss them a lot but they stay with their Godfather Perry and we FaceTime. I also have this amazing thing called a furbo with a camera that throws treats for them - and I can do that anywhere in the world and speak to them! It's an amazing thing. Going to post regular blogs from LA -...

SO EXCITED!!!!

I’m so excited to announce the new Animal Requiem Website! Its been a while in construction but now has everything within it I want to be out in the world regarding the Requiem!! I’m going to be posting a bi-weekly blog to start with - Please share your thoughts with me on it all! Here is a photo of me yesterday in my garden with the four kids - they look really well behaved - they really weren’t - we took 1000 photos to get this. hence the sunglasses. This is my current pack - TUPPENCE - the Irish terrier. - she’s the boss - she’s a thug ELSA - a stray dog we rescued from Antigua and...

Dignity

It's been a while - forgive me. I’m deeply moved to share the experience I had today....

Obsessed

I’m totally obsessed with Peanut. Her and Pudding are like one person - I call them the P’s. I went away for a couple of days last week and I felt like a new mum. How did she sleep? what colour was her poo? etc....