Inspiration · Passion · Nostalgia
Wisconsin artist and songwriter Rändi Fay is unafraid to defy the expectations of genre in her music. Her songs range from acoustic lullabies to jazz standards to fully orchestrated cinematic ballades, drawing from the intimacy of nostalgic artists from the past, the rich tonalities of jazz, the passion of classical orchestrations and the sonic intensity of electronica. Her lyrics ring with honesty and imagery. Presented in her warm vocals, her songs connect and inspire.
Rändi began 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, while also embracing opportunities to perform with local music groups in her native Green Bay, Wisconsin. By 2010, music had become a full time passion. Over the next 10 years, she recorded and released six full length CD’s, an EP and several singles-
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 (2017) and her certification in teaching the BAST method of vocal instruction (2018), while also performing with some of the best musicians in Northeast Wisconsin as her skills evolved.
Rändi has received many accolades for there songwriting and perfomance, some of the most recent 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) and a Finalist award for her song “Joy Whispered” (March, 2020). Her music video (director Jocelyne Berumen) for “Supernatural” won the honor of “Best Music Video” at the Wildwood Film Festival (March, 2019). She has received repeat UK SONGWRITING CONTEST honors, including 2019 Finalist for "Joy Whispered" and 2018 Finalist for "Moonlight." She has been nominated “Jazz Artist of the Year” six times (2015-2021) by the WISCONSIN AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY.
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)
“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
"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.
"I just had the pleasure of listening to Rändi's latest recording...She amazes me with her style, artistry and professionalism. What a treat it is to hear her perform. She is a treasure to Green Bay and our community."
Professor Emeritus of Music, St. Norbert College, and Founder & Director of the Dudley Birder Chorale