Raquel de souza (pronounced Deh-SO-ZAH) is a singer songwriter from NY. Raquel performs with her band Raquel & the Wildflowers, an up and coming country rock band from New York. Raquel’s first single “Run Towards the Highway" ranked #32 out of 50 on DRT Global Top 50 Country Airplay Chart (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 Manhatthenville Quad Jam (headliner Lupe Fiasco), opening for international country star Jessica Lynn at Daryl's House, opening for award winning band Skeeter Creek at Rockin on the River, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, 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 went on its first radio tour in 2019. 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.
Raquel & the Wildflowers.. 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/multi instruments in 2019. Raquel & The Wildflowers are actively performing.
Show History/Upcoming Shows
Stamford Wednesday Night Live: ANDY GRAMMER Manhatthanville College Spring Fest 2019 (Headliner Lupe Fiasco) Daryl's House Club (Opened for Jessica Lynn) 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
RAQUEL & THE WILDFLOWERS TO OPEN FOR MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST ANDY GRAMMERREAD MORE
The opening act Raquel & The Wildflowers proved a perfect complement to the crowd favorite Skeeter Creek, and the two bands merged for a few songs to close the show. Click Here
"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.