Rachel Andie is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. Her solo project consists of looping guitar, intricate vocals, and tap dancing as percussion. Her debut album “The Common Calamity” was independently released in August of 2016 with her backing band, We The People, at the age of 19. In January of 2018, she formed a six piece band, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, which is an alternative ambient folk group consisting of local musicians and educators in Philadelphia. The Fifth Element is comprised of Rachel Andie on guitar and vocals, Mark Nestman on bass guitar, Drew Gerace on drums, Mariah Del Rio on back-up vocals, Jay Rosen on pedal steel guitar, and Logan Roth on keys.
Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they were able to record their first live studio album titled “Tu Me Manques” which was released on December 1st, 2018 and is now available online. The record will be accompanied by a full length visual album produced by Skyler Jenkins Films which will be released in 2019. Album artwork created by James Matusheski.