Tich (singer)

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Rachel Furner
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Background information
Birth name Rachel Clare Furner[1]
Born (1993-07-01) 1 July 1993 (age 23)
Origin Northampton, England
Genres Pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano and Violin
Years active 2012–present
Labels Gravity Digital, AATW Universal Music Publishing/ JEM Publishing.

Rachel Furner (formerly Tich) is a British Singer/ Songwriter/ Composer. She originally performed under her real name 'Rachel Furner' and was signed to Mercury Records in the UK having supported artists such as Paolo Nutini, Justin Bieber and Pixie Lott. Furner left the label after 2.5 years and before releasing any material. She then embarked on a new venture in 2012 and used the name Tich as her stage name. She had been called Tich at school since the age of eight. Tich now goes by the name Rachel Furner again and writes songs for the likes of Little Mix and many other big names. Rachel also composed part of the music for an energy drink advert for 'Hype' featuring Kim Kardashian West. (0:24 to 1:56 in the video) In December 2014, Furner announced her own clothing line called Oddball. (www.oddball.me)

Whilst performing under the stage name Tich, she released an EP titled Candelight, which was released on 20 December 2012 via Gravity. Tich later signed a record deal with AATW and began working on her debut album which remains unreleased due to how busy she is with her songwriting. She released her debut single in 2013 called "Dumb" on the 12th of May and it reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. Her second single "Obsession" was released on 19 August 2013 and peaked at number 56 in the UK. Her second EP Candlelight II was released on 8 December 2013. Tich's 3rd single "Breathe In Breathe Out" was released on April 6, 2014.

Career[edit]

Furner was born in Reading but she grew up in Northampton together with her sister Kat, and began to learn to play the piano at the age of six. By age 11 she started to write some of her own songs and perform these three years later, assisted by her parents. Her struggles at school inspired her to write a song called Sticks and Stones which she recorded and uploaded to Myspace. At age 14, she got her first record deal because of that song. She gigged for many years and gained valuable experience as she "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".[2] She attended Northampton High School[3] before moving to London at the age of 16.

In June 2013, she unveiled the music video for her second single "Obsession", written together with Harry Sommerdahl, Ki Fitzgerald and Chris Young. She toured with Olly Murs early 2013 while embarking on her first solo What I Meant To Say tour in October.[4] In August, she released covers of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness and Tom Odell's "Another Love" online.[5] In an interview with Digital Spy Tich revealed details about the 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."[6] Her second EP, Candlelight II was released on 6 December 2013.[7] On 6 January 2014, Tich announced her new single "Breathe in Breathe Out" which was released on 6 April, and co-written by Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers) and Tim Powell.[8] It was supported by the No One But Us tour around the UK. In June 2014 Rachel Furner (Tich) signed a publishing deal with JEM Publishing, administered through Universal Music Publishing (USA).[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Candlelight
  • Released: 20 December 2012[7]
  • Label: Gravity Digital
  • Format: Digital download
Candlelight II
  • Released: 8 December 2013
  • Label: AATW
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
SCO
[11]
2013 "Dumb" 23 22
"Obsession" 56
2014 "Breathe in Breathe Out" 129

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listing on the Umusic Publishing website for the song "Love on Christmas Eve", (accessed January 26, 2015).
  2. ^ "Press Release" Management Press Release, Huffington Post, 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ "School newsitem" Report on Tich performance at her old school. Accessed 24 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Tich premieres new single 'Obsession' music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tich covers Lana Del Rey, Tom Odell". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tich interview: 'I cried through a whole Britney concert". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b iTunes – Music – Candlelight – EP by Tich
  8. ^ http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/tich-breathe-in-breathe-out-single-premiere/
  9. ^ Ingham, Tim (22 February 2013). "http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/universal-backs-new-craig-david-publishing-venture/053717". musicweek.com.  External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  11. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:

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