Raquel Aurilia is a country pop artist from Pheonix, Arizona. Spending most of her time in Nashville. Journeys are frequent for this adventure seeking travel enthusiast whose most heartfelt one has been her music. She followed her passion of songwriting and performing with incredible highlights including touring opening 25 cities for John Waite.
When she is not on the road performing, Aurilia spends her time between Scottsdale and Music City writing and recording. Nashville, being the home base to crossover country and pop artists it is the perfect creative place for Aurilia’s style of songwriting. Music City has not only afforded her opportunities to write and record in world class studios but also to perform at the legendary Bluebird Café.
“I love to write music and perform because it truly fills my heart when I’m singing and sharing my songs with others,” states Raquel Aurilia. “The quote ‘music is my therapy’ definitely sums it up for me. It’s my outlet, my escape, and my passion.”
Aurilia’s songwriting journey has taken her to some incredible experiences and noteworthy accolades. From the beginning with her debut record, “FINDING MY WAY”, Aurilia scored a hit single, “Feels Like” that cracked the ultra-competitive R&R Top 30 AC and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary charts landing at number 28. The song continues to receive national airplay.
In 2017, Aurilia was honored with a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee for singer-songwriter. Raquel has had a strong connection with her music and the television media. Her music has been featured on MTV’s hit TV shows “The Hills,” “The City” and “Taking the Stage.”
Aurilia has not traveled this songwriting journey alone. Raquel has been privileged to work with music icons including Grammy winning producer Tony Papa (James Brown, Willie Nelson, John Denver), Gardner Cole (Madonna, Jodi Whatley), Wade Martin (R. Kelly, 50 Cent) and Grammy nominee Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Bebe and Cece Winans, and Vince Gill).
The musical journey has steered her out onto the road touring with some legendary musicians. In addition to touring with John Waite, Aurilia has performed opening for blues icon B.B. King, The Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Lisa Loeb and Riders in the Sky.
With a new creative direction, Aurilia has released two singles in 2018 – including a live TV debut performance and music video for “Pretty Roses” co-written with songwriter Jennifer Adan, known for co-writing Blake Shelton’s #1 hit “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”, Jonathan Hamby, keyboard player for country superstar, Carrie Underwood, and critically acclaimed producer Michael Lattanzi, who has worked with rock band Aerosmith and others.
Aurilia is excited about continuing to grow as a singer-songwriter – looking forward to writing, recording and releasing more new music. Her passionate journey as an artist continues.
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