RAIE album number two Red Brick Angels

by Raie (Rachel Bennett) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

RAIE album number two Red Brick Angels

Total raised £4,000

raised so far



I’m hoping to raise £4,500 to record a second album with award winning Engineer/Producer Wes Maebe at Europe's top studio.

by Raie (Rachel Bennett) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th May 2023 we'd raised £3,925 with 56 supporters in 70 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

I’m hoping to raise £4,500 to record a second Raie album Red Brick Angels with internationally celebrated, award winning Engineer/Producer Wes Maebe at Europe's top Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium.

The money raised will cover the studio fees and associated production costs. Whilst I've been able to save enough to cover the musician's fares and provisions, if I beat my target, it will help me to to cover session rates for the UK top musicians featuring on the album. 

The story so far…

In February 2020 I was proud to launch the first RAIE album; This Music Thing - then one month later, global lockdown happened!


Not to be deterred, during those quiet months I worked virtually with our incredible producer Wes Maebe - and together, we penned some beautiful new songs. Check out our acoustic rehearsal of Young Love, a Bennett/Maebe composition.

... recently RAIE sold out the renowned Hope and Anchor, Islington, London to re-celebrate the achievement of This Music Thing. We introduced a couple of the new album songs. There was so much encouragement, warmth, support and love in the room so thank you again if you were there physically or in spirit. Myself and the band are using this as extra fuel to complete the production of album number two.


Check out RAIE playing the chorus of VC song at Hope and Anchor, inspired by the Netflix TV series about the stain on humanity that was the 20 year Vietnam War.

I am super delighted to announce that Wes - who is now working at Europe's top Galaxy Studios - has invited RAIE to Belgium in spring '23 to put down 11 songs in 6 days. Wes has also already offered to sponsor the album!

So this is where you get on board and join RAIE on our trip to ‘the Galaxy’!

I am offering a whole range of wonderful ‘RAIE experiences’ in exchange for your contributions and am confident that with the love and help from you – our friends, family and supporters - or anyone else who reads this fundraiser and digs our music ... I can raise enough to cover Galaxy Studios and engineering fees.

I’ll keep you informed every step of the way with film clips, live chats and posts on those Raie journals, like this early living room rehearsal clip of Bringin’ Me Back Home.

Meanwhile, Wes and I have invited the magic first album team back to bring their creative genius to the table ... well the mixing desk!



About the band

  • Jon Dunn - Guitars - album Musical Director
    Jon played at the launch of This Music Thing with RAIE and has since been writing with the core team on the new album; whilst he is modest about his biog, he is an incredible player and musician! (I've named him 'lightnin' fingers'!) and he has given exhaustively of his time and beautiful ideas for the album project
  • Chris Bell, Drums (Ghostbusters '84 theme and tours etc. with The Thompson Twins, Specimen, Big Country, Theatre of Hate)
  • Louis Bell, Guitars keepin' it in the fam - Louis is Chris' nephew and he is a blindin' young guitarist! Louis is currently playing with kymaracc
  • Christiano Tortoioli (aka Jordan Brown) Electric and Double Bass (P P Arnold, Tommy Hare, Hayley Griffiths, Eugene Bridges)
  • Jon Klein, Guitars - (Jon is busy with a new record deal so will be joining us via the internet to put something down on at leat one or two songs) ... (Talvin Singh, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sinead O'Connor, Jah Wobble)
  • Tim Gardner, Keys and 2nd Violin - Tim played on our first album launch and is currently touring Europe and USA with RY X 
  • Nazarene, Background Vocals (Leela James, Julie Dexter, Mica Paris, Omar, Noel McCoy – current Dianna Ross UK tribute tour)
  • Nathan Devonte, Background Vocals (support Anthony Hamilton, Keith Sweat, Ed Sheeran, Lemar)
  • A special mention goes to my brother Pete Bennett - Guitar who lives in New  Zealand - the distance wont stop us recording his beautiful guitar part for one of the songs on the album 

… and there's a are some new additions to that RAIE sound...

  • Maria-Timus, Violin Maria flew all the way from Vienna to join RAIE at Hope and Anchor and wont have so far to get to Belgium this time!
  • Altea Narici, Cello Altea is an Italian musician living in London and is touring her very own beautiful song-writing projects in Europe and USA


With a gathering of troubadours like these ... RAIE guarantee that a beautiful sound will emerge from the walls of Galaxy Studios in April '23!

Thank you for all of your support, I hope you find something for you in the rewards list.

Terms and conditions will apply, relating to reasonable travel expenses, shared rights agreements and venue choices.


This project offered rewards

£60 or more

Signed album and VIP attendance at launch

VIP attendance includes the album launch and the next RAIE gig. Dates to be confirmed.

£25 or more

Signed copy of the new album

A hard copy of the album posted to any address.

£50 or more

Signed copies of 3 CDs

Signed copies of This Music Thing, Earthbound EP and the new album

£120 or more

Signed album and VIP at Raie gigs until 2025

Signed copy of the new album and VIP attendance at any Raie gig until 2025. Dates and venues to be confirmed.

£160 or more

3 private vocal coaching sessions

One on one sessions with Raie in a London venue.

£200 or more

Half day song writing workshop

The workshop will be with Raie at your school / college / workplace in London.

£250 or more

A personal song - written and recorded

RAIE will write and record you a personal song. Following a conversation about what you would like included, Raie will write and record you a song and send you a digital copy with associated rights agreement.

£300 or more

Choir in a morning - team building session

Raie will deliver a half day 'choir in a morning' team building session in an agreed London venue.

£450 or more

Recorded and mastered personal song

A fully recorded and mastered personal song - performed and arranged by Raie. Shared rights agreement will apply.

£750 or more

RAIE full band performance at your evening event

The RAIE band can perform at events including weddings, corporate and personal parties at a London venue. Performance includes original music and will incur reasonable travel expenses.

£1,000 or more

The bespoke thank you

Choose a selection of rewards. We can come up with something to suit you as our way of saying thank you.

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