A vibrant singer and songwriter of uplifting pop anthems, Massachusetts native Rachel Platten started piano lessons at age four and began writing songs while in college. While finishing a degree in international relations in 2003, she self-released an R&B album titled Trust in Me, and eventually obtained a record label internship while abroad in Trinidad in 2005. During her stay, she sang backup for a band performing before large crowds throughout the Caribbean and determined to try to make a career in music, she moved to New York City in 2006.
Rachel Platten’s story isn’t atypical. After more than a decade toiling away in the trenches of mainstream pop, she finally had her planets align in 2015 with the release of “Fight Song.” This inspirational slice of pop turned into a genuine phenomenon, the result of good timing and hard work.
With her third full-length album, Wildfire, released earlier this year, Rachel Platten will sweep across the nation with a new tour, including a stop at Fraze Pavilion. Wildfire is fueled by other songs including “Stand by Me,” “Hey Hey Hallelujah,” “Angels in Chelsea,” “Lone Ranger,” and “You Don’t Know My Heart.”
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Us The Duo
Husband-and-wife Michael and Carissa Alvarado make up Us The Duo. Their story began with getting noticed for their six second cover songs on social media. Now with about 10 million followers, this American Folk Pop duo released their first album, No Matter Where You Are, in 2015, followed by their latest album, Slow Down Time, in late 2015. Hear this dynamic duo at Fraze Pavilion this summer.
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