The Red Suitcase Tour featuring Steff Koeppen and The Articles
Rachel Brown, Mom, Taylor Jayne
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
Steff Koeppen and The Articles
Steff Koeppen and The Articles is a Tucson, AZ based group made up of pianist and vocalist, Steff Koeppen, Chris Pierce on bass, Tom Beech on drums, Alexandra Tuggle and Ruth Hall playing violins. At the end of 2009, Steff began combining her solo project ideals with a full band. Each member's differing background creates a unique blend for the brand of indie pop that they play. The band released their first self-titled album in the summer of 2010 with River Jones Music Label. A new album is in the works for release in early 2012.
Hi! :) My name is Rachel Brown, and I’m a 17 year-old singer-songwriter from Arizona. Music has been my passion ever since I was 5 years old. I started playing piano, would sing all the time, and got involved with musical theater. Some of my favorite roles I’ve done include Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, and Young Cosette in Phoenix Theatre’s production of Les Miserables.
When I turned 11 I started to write my own music. Writing my own music is, truly, the best form of therapy! I taught myself guitar when I was 14 and have been jammin’ on it ever since. Also, I began playing gigs around town when I turned 15 and absolutely love any chance I get to share my music with anybody who’ll listen. My cover playlist ranges from artists such as P!nk (my favorite), Sara Bareilles, Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, and even Joan Jett. Of course it’s all mixed with my original music, which has become the bulk of what I play at my shows.
Playing for people is my favorite thing to do; especially when it’s at my church youth group! My goal is to inspire people with my music and to really make an impact on this world to break stereotypes and labels, to think outside the box and to take risks! Music is how I take my risks and I’m so grateful that there are open ears willing to take a risk on me as well.
peace. love. music.