Raquel de souza (pronounced Deh-SO-ZAH) is a singer songwriter from NY. Raquel performs with her band The Raquel de Souza Band, an up and coming country rock band based in New York. Raquel and the band is known for their high energy and engagement with the audience. Raquel’s first single “Run Towards the Highway" (released Sept. 2017) ranked #32 out of 50 on DRT Global Top 50 Country Airplay Chart on June 9th, 2018 along side of house hold names such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Chris Stapleton. The song was on the Top 50 Airplay charts for 10 consecutive weeks straight!
This gained a lot of attention that lead her to perform at venues such as the Bitter End, Manhattanville Quad Jam (head liner Lupe Fiasco), Rock wood Music Hall, Daryl's House opening for Jessica Lynn, Still Water Music Festival, the Woodstock arts and craft fair and more. Raquel released “Run towards the Highway” with a music video on youtube (filmed by Monster in the Dark) and was featured on outlets such as "Hot New Music Videos" and "Making Music Magazine". The song was also featured on Nashville Country Music Magazine (May 2018 Edition).
Raquel later released her new song"King of the Jungle" which is currently on a radio tour. She released the song with a music video filmed by Lawton Meyer. On December 5, 2018 "King of the Jungle" was featured in the “Women to Watch Wednesday” country playlist and made its radio debut Feb. 22, 2019 on 100.7 WHUD. The song also received a great review by UMC.
This year Raquel is on her first radio tour (2019).
Raquel de Souza Band.. Raquel found her first two band mates early fall of 2017 Matt Bauer (drums) and Luis Cruz (guitar). They performed at their first gig at the NYC Marathon November 2017 as a trio. Raquel later found her full band by Feb. 2018 and by April 2018 they recorded a demo with 7 new songs. Originally the band started out with five members and recently added a new bass player and its sixth member on keys/rhythm guitar/harmonica in 2019.
Show History/Upcoming Shows
Daryl's House Club (Opened for Jessica Lynn) Manhatthanville College Spring Fest 2019 (Headliner Lupe Fiasco) The Bitter End Rockwood Music Hall Woodstock Arts & Craft fair The Nyack Food Truck Festival Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard Down to Earth Farmers Market Robibero Winery Lucy's Lounge Yorktown grille
"King of the jungle" made its radio debut Feb. 22, 2019 on 100.7 WHUD.
Raquel de Souza band interviewed on Jacques Giant Music show on Pawling Public Radio March 14th 2019 along with doing a live radio acoustic performance. “Run towards the Highway” featured on "Hot New Music Videos", "Making Music Magazine" and Nashville Country Music Magazine (May 2018 Edition).
“What’s Done is Done’" and "King of the Jungle" was featured in the “Women to Watch Wednesday” country playlist.