This project, which is a very vivid and electric one, was born in May, 2017, and is an incredible, unexpected and awesome duo conformed by Rachel Ombredane in the flute, and Stéphane Avellaneda on the drums. Exactly as it sounds, from the back of the orchestra and the back of the band to the front of the stage. RoSaWay’s popularity was catapulted on 2017, following a series of performances all over Europe. Their last tour brought them to the New York City, where they had the honor and pleasure of showing at the “Rockwood Music Hall” and “Sofar Sounds”.
The duo’s trip ended with the recording of their single “Freedom” featuring the talented Adam Ahuja on keys. Ahuja and Stéphane were bandmates for a couple of years touring internationally and their desire to collaborate on a track together grew as a result of their musical chemistry formed over months of touring. Born in 1985, in the south of France, Stéphane Avellaneda has been the drummer of a French band since 2009, and now is part of this exciting project. At the age of five, Stéphane started playing drums in a music school and then went on to study classical percussion in Timpani conservatory, specializing in keyboard drums. In the other hand, Rachel went into the music when she was 3 years old; falling in love with the flute and entering to the conservatoire at the age of 6. While studying the flute, Rachel also attended vocal academy with Gisèle Fixe and Vania Boneva (soprano of the Opera of Paris). She even was occasionally a backing vocalist for artists like Ed Sheeran and Jain. Both have the abilities to play the music of their choosing, and together they are ‘RoSaway’; a mix of pop, electronic and Jazz band with flute, drums, and Rachel’s otherworldly vocal, who sings in English, but with a very punctuated French accent. Their music creates a portal between the past and the present, evolving into a whole new experience full of colors and melodies, by making a fusion of genres and sounds. Their first real EP, “Stranger”, is about to see the public light in February 15th, 2019.