He Is We
Rachel Taylor found inspiration for the name He Is We while growing up in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State. Shy and awkward, Rachel found solace and empowerment through her love for music and God. She quickly learned to focus her angst into writing and singing. She took a risk and shared her music with others and discovered that the joy it brought them doubled the joy it gave her. This was the impetus for her extreme passion to use her music as a means to reach others like her. Rachel has always said that the band name He Is We, which she created before she became a teenager, symbolizes “dropping our pride and fear and recognizing that the person(s) on stage and in the audience is us.” “We can all connect through music and use it to support and help one another.” She moved to Tacoma at 18 and formally formed the band, He Is We. Rachel signed a music deal with Universal Motown, and then with Universal Republic. She “birthed” the album, My Forever, and then the EP, Skip to the Good Part. He Is We found commercial success with songs like Happily Ever After and All About Us. Early fan favorites also included songs, which pre-date the labels, like I Wouldn’t Mind and Pardon me. He Is We is currently independent and Rachel continues her journey to create music with a purpose.
Taylor Phelan is a songwriter, singer and indie-rock artist. Phelan was raised within a musical family in his home state of Texas and began to play guitar and write his own songs at 16, cutting his teeth at coffee shops. He started his professional career as the founder and frontman for the Chicago-based alternative band, The Canes. In 2014, Phelan was a favorite contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s hit reality series, The Voice, an experience that revealed his tremendous talent as a solo artist. In 2015, shortly after signing with the indie label, Native Nine Records, Phelan teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles to work on his first collection of solo material. The long awaited first single from Phelan, a song called "Settle Down", was premiered by Yahoo Music in the spring of 2017 to rave reviews. Phelan's debut EP followed in August with the first of a two-part release, a seven song collection of music cleverly titled "1 of 2". In support, Phelan has since been featured in Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Alternative Press and a dozen others while touring the country with a spectacularly engaging live band.