|Rachel Furner (Tich)|
|Birth name||Rachel Furner|
|Born||1 July 1993|
|Labels||Gravity Digital, AATW|
"Tich" (born Rachel Furner, 1 July 1993) is a British singer. She originally performed under her real name 'Rachel Furner' and was signed to Mercury Records in the UK having had huge success as a YouTube artist. After performing at events such as the iTunes Festival and releasing a few singles it was decided that the current incarnation wasn't working out.
'Tich' emerged two years later and under her new guise released an EP titled Candelight, which was released on 20 December 2012 via Gravity Digital. Tich later signed a record deal with AATW and began working on her debut album. She released her debut single "Dumb" on 12 May 2013 and it reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. Her second single "Obsession" was released on 19 August 2013 and peaked at nunber 56 in the UK. Her second EP Candlelight II was released on 8 December. She has also had some small success with her personal YouTube channel, iamtichmusic, which has 3.9 million views and 45,000 subscribers as of 1 January 2014.
Furner grew up in Northampton together with her sister Kat, and began to learn to play the piano at the age of six. By age 10 she started to write some of her own songs and perform these three later, assisted by her parents. She gained valuable experience and "had some eventful gigs, you know like forgetting halfway through how to play a song and just a lot of big lessons I learned early on". She attended Northampton High School before moving to London at the age of 16.
Tich has toured with Stooshe, Paolo Nutini, Pixie Lott, Justin Bieber, JLS, Olly Murs and James Arthur. She also played at a host of the major UK festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Oxegen, Osfest and V Festival. She toured with Olly Murs early 2013. She has also performed at The Buttermarket (Shrewsbury) on many of occasions, including supporting Loveable Rogues, Union J and headlining her very own night.
Tich has also had two headline tours, the first one was in October 2013 and was called the What I Meant To Say tour, she was joined by her supporting act called Joe Miles. Her other tour was in February 2014 and was called the No One But Us tour on this tour she was joined by Mike Dignam.
2012–present: Extended plays and What I Meant To Say
Tich in her latest form, having previously been recording and playing as 'Rachel Furner' to which she was signed to Universal Mercury records first came to prominence in 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Candlelight, via Gravity Digital. In 2013 she signed a record deal with AATW, and began working on her debut album with a number of songwriters, including Nick Jonas. Her debut single "Dumb" was released in May and reached No.23 on the UK Singles Chart. In June, she unveiled the music video for her second single "Obsession", written by Tich, with Harry Sommerdahl (The Saturdays) and Ki Fitzgerald & Chris Young (The Wanted, Lawson), and it was also announced she would headline her first solo tour in October. In August, she released covers of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness and Tom Odell's "Another Love" online. In an interview with Digital Spy Tich revealed details about her upcoming new single: "The next single has got a lot more depth to it. It's not about love but another experience I went through. I think it's becoming a bit more autobiographical, which is what the whole album is." Her second EP, Candlelight II was released on 6 December 2013. On 6 January 2014, Tich announced her new single "Breathe in Breathe Out" which was released on 6 April, and is co-written by Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers) and Tim Powell.
|What I Meant to Say||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2013||"Dumb"||23||22||What I Meant to Say|
|2014||"Breathe in Breathe Out"||129||—|
- "Press Release" Management Press Release, Huffington Post, 5 August 2013.
- "School newsitem" Report on Tich performance at her old school. Accessed 24 April 2014.
- "Tich interview: I asked Nick Jonas if he had any brothers'". Digital Spy. 7 May 2013.
- "Daft Punk stay at number one with 'Get Lucky' for fourth week". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Tich premieres new single 'Obsession' music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Tich covers Lana Del Rey, Tom Odell". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Tich interview: 'I cried through a whole Britney concert". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- iTunes – Music – Candlelight – EP by Tich
- Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
- Peak positions for singles in Scotland: