We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachele Royale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachele, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I grew up in the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) CA. My mother, Sioux Lehner, ran one of the most successful dance competition/ performing arts centers on the west coast. Watching my mom run her own business definitely prompted me to be an independent artist/ entrepreneur. As a competitive dancer we were also encouraged to audition for TV/ Film. Vocal lessons were recommended as well. I started writing songs as a young teen and knew I wanted to be a singer songwriter. Of course, like most kids, my mom wanted me to focus on other things. I inherited her drive, ambition, and stubbornness. She gave me the strength and tools I needed to fight for my dreams. The music industry is tumultuous and crazy but it’s also the one thing that makes life worth living For me!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being an artist in the music industry has been a wild and fun journey. It also has its challenges, especially on the business side of things. I think it’s so important for artists, singer songwriters, producers etc. to know and understand publishing ! All of the songs I’ve released as “Rachele Royale” include myself as a writer along with my publishing company. I love being involved in every aspect of the creative process as well. My music videos (YouTube.com/
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Chateau Marmont is legendary .. The hotel and restaurant / Bar are both romantic and undeniably Hollywood chic. Soho house is membership only. It’s beautiful, exclusive and filled with all your fav celebs. Roosevelt Hotel is where Marilyn Monroe used to live. Their pool and restaurant are beautiful and fun. Melrose Ave, Capitol Records building, Hollywood sign, Sunset blvd. (All the music venues). There’s so much to see here in LA.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a few producers that really helped me develop as an artist. Mario Marchetti, Brandon Sammons and Tony Nilsson. Tony took me to the next level when he brought 14 demo songs to super producer Mutt Lange. Mutt and Tony produced 17 songs for me and it was a milestone / game changer for me in my career. So I have to give my shout out to Tony. Thank you for believing in me.