$10 in advance/$12 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Raquel Rodriguez was born with a mic in her hand! From the age of 5, the LA native
knew she wanted to sing, and is a gifted musician at her core. She is a woman who
believes in the magic of music. Her presence is warm, powerful and inspiring, like her
The Mexican-American soul singer is in a lane of her own, as she draws inspiration from
Prince, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, to create a
smooth balance of 70s funk, 80s synths and 90s R&B. Raquel is the true embodiment of
the multi-cultural millennial, fusing the subcultures of the last 20 years of LA style with
her nostalgic, yet current, brand of music.
Raquel grew up on the West Side of LA around Santa Monica and Venice, close to
Gilbert’s El Indio, her family’s Mexican restaurant, which, over the past 44 years, has
become an institution. Raquel shed her shy disposition at a young age while participating
in elementary and middle school talent shows. She took piano lesions and sang at
Hamilton High School’s Music Academy, and, as she matured, her love of music only
After high school, Raquel attended the prestigious Thornton School of Music at USC,
where she studied music industry and jazz theory. It was at USC where Raquel polished
her songwriting skills and solidified many of her now thriving musical relationships. The
community of musicians is just as important to her as is the art of music.
After college, Raquel went on to sing backup for such luminaries as Gwen Stefani and
Anderson .Paak, and, in addition, opened for artists J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Trombone
Shorty and Goapele.
Raquel’s talent is unmatched. This year marks the release of her new EP, The 310 Pt. 2,
an homage to her hometown, The City of Angels. Raquel’s current single, “Mile High”
has quickly gained popularity on Spotify and Apple Music. The summer of 2018 will
find her playing in many spots in her hometown of Los Angeles, as a prelude to her
upcoming tour in Europe in the fall of 2018.
DJ King Otto:
Rhymesayers Radio DJ, True Believers Crew, Universal Zulu Nation, all around misunderstood individual.