INSPIRATION ♥ PASSION ♥ NOSTALGIA
“ I dream beyond what others dare...”
— "Uncaged" Intuition 2020
"One should probably like Rändi Fay simply because she is one of the nicest human beings ever, but if you take a few moments to listen, a number of things become apparent: 1) her voice is worthy of her "vocalist of the year" nominations and she sings both standards and her own material in a manner that brings a unique and very listenable quality to every song; 2) she is a gifted and talented lyricist-songwriter whose compositions are both engaging and entertaining; and 3) she is a true pro who prepares, chooses her musicians and her material in service of the performance and her audience. Her life, education and career have positioned her to both entertain and offer valuable insights listeners in settings ranging from intimate venues to corporate events."
-George Halas, Producer, Musical-Theatrical at CAUSE:SUCCESS, INC.
True to her words, Rändi Fay does dream beyond what others dare, beginning her professional music career at an age where many begin to make plans for retirement. After a hand injury forced her to leave veterinary medicine in 2001, she spent several years in non-profit work, but Rändi's active mind craved more. She embraced opportunities to perform with local music groups in her native Green Bay, Wisconsin and by 2011, music became a full time endeavor. For Rändi, performing, recording and songwriting provided not only a vibrant creative outlet, but also a chance to pursue her love of healing and connecting with others through music.
Eager to fill in what she considered her lack of formal music education, Rändi 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.
Fast forward to today, Rändi’s 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) "Lone Wolf" (October 2019) has been selected for screening at film festivals across the nation, and “Supernatural” won the honor of “Best Music Video” at the Wildwood Film Festival (March, 2019). She has been nominated Jazz Artist of the Year six times (2015-2020) by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry and has received repeat UK SONGWRITING CONTEST honors, the most recent being 2019: Finalist "Joy "Whispered."
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.
Rändi is establishing her niche in the contemporary sound "symphonic electronica," co-created with partner Aaron, fusing the colorful intimacy of nostalgic artists, the richness of jazz, the passion of classical music 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 recently released concept CD “Intuition” (2.20.2020).
For fans of Evanescence, Nightwish, Amberian Dawn, Enya, Sarah McLachlan, Moody Blues, Sade.
Outside of music, Fay channels her passion into her outdoor hobbies, reading, learning photography and spending time with her family and pets. She is also an advocate for Leukemia Awareness and Support, Mental Wellness, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Abuse, and Animal Welfare.
Rändi's independent music label is Emerald Heart Productions, LLC (est. 2008) and her publishing company is Emerald Heart Music & Lyrics (est. 2014).
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“I love creating music, blending genre, connecting worlds, finding the power in shared emotions and experiences, focusing on what makes each of us unique, but also what makes us one, what makes us feel and what makes us real.” -Rändi
“Celebrating change, I'll never be the same”
— "Uncaged" Intuition 2020