(photo credit: Cyclops Girl)
True to her words, Rändi Fay does dream beyond what others dare, beginning 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, but Rändi’s active mind craved more. She embraced opportunities to perform with local music groups in her native Green Bay, Wisconsin and by 2011, music became a full time endeavor. For Rändi, performing, recording and songwriting provided not only a vibrant creative outlet, but also a chance to pursue her love of healing and connecting with others through music.
Hungry 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 and her certification in teaching the BAST method of vocal instruction, while also seeking out the best musicians in Northeast Wisconsin to work with and learn from as her skills evolved.
Fast forward to today, Rändi is an award winning songwriter and vocalist, her most recent accolades 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). Her music video (director Jocelyne Berumen) for “Supernatural” won the honor of “Best Music Video” at the Wildwood Film Festival (March, 2019). She has been nominated Jazz Artist of the Year five times (2015-2019) by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.
Rändi’s innovative approach to music can be attributed to a combination of early influences spanning decades and genre, from jazz standards, pop & rock classics, music theater, camp songs to classical masterpieces. She also seeks out diverse, worldwide collaborations to bring in unexpected flavor and character to her songwriting and vocal expertise.
In 2019, Rändi is establishing her niche in the contemporary sound symphonic electronica, co- created with partner Aaron, fusing the colorful intimacy of nostalgic artists, the tonal richness of jazz, the passion of classical orchestrations with the intense sonic spectrum of electronica. Rändi’s poetic lyrics and transcendent vocals set to dramatic production and dynamic melodies captivate through the intimate power of their new songs which can be experienced fully in their upcoming concept CD “Intuition” set for release 2.20.2020.
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 tagline INNOVATION | PASSION | NOSTALGIA sums up her philosophy to both music and life, and her hashtag #connectingworlds accurately describes her desire to communicate with music across genre and generations.
For fans of: Enya, Evanescence, Sarah McLachlan