RAQUELA® is an American Theatrical Dance-pop, House music and Hi-NRG singer/songwriter known for her LIVE and powerful “Real Singer Experience” performances. She has successfully released several dance tracks that have made her a recognized Billboard artist today. She often loves to jokes around about how tough it was growing up a nerdy, geeky German/Mexican hybrid, in Northern California, USA. Raquela began fascinating the audience since she was 7 years old. At 9, she began performing professionally on stage. She wrote and performed her 1st Folk/Pop song on guitar at the age of 11.
After studying voice and drama in Los Angeles, she was endorsed into two California Proclamations by Senator Diane Feinstein for her civil duties as the 1st Mexican American crowned, “Miss Orange County”. She later found herself playing leading roles on Broadway! She is humbled to have worked with so many Tony award winning masters.While in New York, Raquela was a regular guest on shows hosted by, Scotts Nevins, Shequida Hall and Hedda Letuce. While on the world’s biggest stages, she enjoyed working alongside celebrities like Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Carol Burnet, Cloris Leachman, Bernadette Peters, Toni Collette, Don Rickels, Elaine Stritch, Chita Rivera, Angela Bassett, Joan Rivers, and Tom Bosely. (…to name a few) But now on to what she does today! “Before there was Lady Gaga, there was… RAQUELA!” Thanks to the successful release of Raquela’s 1999 award winning album, “Confessions of the Disco Diva”, she officially earned the title “1st Lady” of ‘Theatrical Dance-Pop’!
RAQUELA’s powerhouse vocals have gotten her seen opening for legendary dance artists like Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), Deborah Cox, Lisa Lisa, Erika Jayne, Kristine W, Judy Torres, Luciana, Robin S, CC Penniston, Crystal Waters, George Lamond, Stevie B, Georgie Porgie, Jessica Sutta and Grammy artist, Little Louie Vega. RAQUELA has worked alongside many world renowned producers, like Chris “The Greek” Panaghi, Rod Carrillo and the legendary, MICKEY Mixin’ OLIVER with the release of, “NOTHIN’ MORE 2 GIVE” that received Billboard Magazine’s “Break-Out” for Hot New Club Play. Today, Raquela can be seen in the new independent, dance variety television series called, “Intensi-T TV” filmed out of Las Vegas.
Currently RAQUELA is in the studio, working alongside producer greats like Steely M., Cary August, Keith Kemper, Matt Sietz, DJP, LA Rush and Qubiq. Her worldwide release for the remake of Taylor Dayne’s, “TELL IT TO MY HEART” (on CAPP Records, “Best Of 80’s Dance, Volume 3 – #1 80’s Dance Club Hits Remixed”) has made enough noise to get it maxi-singled on ISV Entertainment’s label, now out on CD Baby and iTunes! TELL IT TO MY HEART ruled the “Top 40” charts on ‘DJ Times’ for 28 weeks straight.
And now with her current release by HOP Music, SUMMERTIME, she continues to keep her reputation in check as she hits the Top 10 list in the nation in November, 2015.
Her tracks frequently get spun in popular New York dance clubs like Cielo, Sullivan Room and National underground, as well as hyped clandestine parties like, Verboten and Trilogy. Aside from deeply rooting herself in the New York scene, since her career began in 1999, she has toured all over the United States to perform for dance music lovers everywhere. Her music is in regular rotation in global venues like, Nikki Beach, Pacha, Naked Club, Living, Nocturnal and Taiga Sky. Despite the hectic travel schedule, this native Californian and lifelong musician is adamant about making time in the studio for her own productions. Since releasing her first EP in 2004 on uperGroove Records, Raquela has released records on, Water Music (Sony), Hot Mix 5 Records, CAPP Records and ISV Entertainment. You can check out Raquela’s latest releases on iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon, but she would rather you kept a good close eye on her at, RAQUELA.com RAQUELA played a key role in launching Children’s Theater companies, HIV/AIDS charity benefits and USO show acts. RAQUELA is currently a member of ASCAP, AEA and The Grammy’s. She also teaches voice privately.

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