Despite the lack of a formal music education, Wisconsin singer Rändi Fay is an artist that embodies many genres. She earned a Master’s Certificate in Songwriting through the Berklee College of Music’s online extension and her certification in teaching the BAST method of vocal instruction, while also seeking out the best musicians in Northeast Wisconsin to work with and learn from as her skills evolved. Today, Rändi is an award winning songwriter and vocalist. Her most recent accolades include being named alongside co-writer and producer Aaron Zinsmeister a “Top Five Winner” with “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” by the Great American Song Contest for “Supernatural” (March, 2019). Her music video (director Jocelyne Berumen) for “Supernatural” won the honor of “Best Music Video” at the Wildwood Film Festival (March, 2019). She has been nominated Jazz Artist of the Year five times (2015-2019) by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. Rändi’s innovative approach to music can be attributed to a combination of early influences spanning decades and genre, from jazz standards, pop & rock classics, music theater, camp songs to classical masterpieces. She also seeks out diverse, worldwide collaborations to bring in unexpected flavor and character to her songwriting and vocal expertise.
In 2019, Rändi is establishing her niche in the contemporary sound symphonic electronica, co-created with partner Aaron, fusing the colorful intimacy of nostalgic artists, the tonal richness of jazz, the passion of classical orchestrations with the intense sonic spectrum of electronica. Rändi’s poetic lyrics and transcendent vocals set to dramatic production and dynamic melodies captivate through the intimate power of their new songs which can be experienced fully in their upcoming concept CD “Intuition” set for release 2.20.2020. Today sees the premiere of Fay’s newest single, her own glistening version of the Christmas classic “Grown-Up Christmas List.” Adding her “symphonic electronica” spin to the track with this song, she continues her mission to heal and inspire listeners through the power of music, spreading a message that we all need to be reminded of: to be kind to others. “At my core, I have a pretty simple philosophy that governs my actions: Be Kind”, says Fay. “I know I am not perfect at following this, but I try. I chose to record this song for Christmas because I feel as though I could have written these lyrics. I cling to a bit of naivety, truly wishing that we could all be better to each other, regardless of our differences. “Grown Up Christmas List” has a message that needs to be heard again and again, and I hope our version did it justice!” You can follow Rändi Fay and stay up-to-date on all upcoming artist, music and tour news via the following links. Photo credit: Cyclops Girl.