Madeleine Rauch is a singer, songwriter and performer currently based in Berlin.
Her unique songwriting style is a mix of R&B, Soul and Jazz and shows influences by artists like Erykah Badu, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday. Being authentic in the storytelling of her songs as well as conveying emotions that the audience can relate to is very important to her ‐ and according to her listeners who appreciate her soulful, slightly raspy voice and her confident, passionate stage presence she succeeds in that.
Her love for music started at a young age when she sang in the children‘s church choir and her biggest musical idol was Michael Jackson.
Now her resume uncludes performances at venues such as the A‐trane in Berlin, the Gruenspan in Hamburg or the Waldsee in Freiburg as well as at festivals like Rock im Park, Splash, Sziget (Budapest) and Lollapalooza (Berlin). At the moment she is also a background singer for the German rapper Marteria.
Born and raised in Freiburg, Germany, she started singing in choirs at age of 4 and taking piano lessons at age of 7. The piano has been an important part in her musical career ever since because it became the main instrument for her to accompany herself and write songs on. As a teenager she sang in several bands and startetd taking voice lessons.
It was not until she graduated from high school that she took the courage to pursue a professional career in music. With most German music colleges having an acceptance rate of 6%, one her first musical successes was getting directly accepted to the music conservatory in Weimar, Germany.
So she started studying Jazz Voice at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” with Jeff Cascaro, Michael Schiefel and Frank Möbus in the Fall 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor‘s Degree.
In 2013 she was chosen among 200 applicants for the six week workshop “Popkurs” in Hamburg with teachers as Peter Weihe and Jane Comerford.
In Fall 2014 she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for one year on a merit-based scholarship with a focus on Songwriting and Performance, where her teachers included Gabrielle Goodman, Livingston Taylor and Lenny Stallworth.
Attending Berklee was a dream come true not only because it‘s a prestigious school but also because it brought her closer to the origins of R&B, Soul and Gospel.
She is currently writing new songs for her first EP and performing in and around Berlin. She will be releasing two new songs very soon.