WHO IS OPENHAND pt 3… who is Live Vocalist – Rachael Hoke? Name? Rachel Hoke Age 27 Instrument? Vocals All time favourite record? So hard to chooseí¢äå_No Doubt Tragic Kingdom. It is difficult to choose one when you are influenced by so many different types of music. Greatest experience on tour? Being on stage with hardcore band, Zao. That was an experience that I never would have imagined. Also my first day in London. Taking a walk through Hyde Park – beautiful. Most horrible experience on tour? There really hasn’t been a HORRIBLE experience. I think that being on the road for weeks is just tough at times. But the tough times, in the long run, are actually really great. Most embarrassing moment on stage? Doing a dance onstage after finishing the song with Zao. I think I just got so carried away – I didn’t realize that the song was over! I actually wasn’t embarrassed until I stepped off the stage. Do you have any sort of ritual before going on stage? Not really, I try to take a moment to visualize being onstage, connecting with the audience and remember why I am doing what I am doing. With which band would you love to tour with? Anyone. I never would have thought that I would gain so much from a band like Zao – I normally don’t listen to that style of music. Having said that – you never know what can happen if you keep an open mind. If I couldn’t be a musician, I would work as… A stylist (wardrobe), hairdresser or a director. Best advice you ever heard? FOLLOW YOUR HEART. A bit clichí©, but VERY important to remember. With which famout person (alive or dead) would you love to spend some time with, and why? Again – very tough question – how do you choose? Madonna. She is smart, creative, talented woman, performer and mother. She has broken boundaries, followed her passion and inspired so many people along the way. Generally speaking – I love passionate people. People that are strong and aren’t afraid to take a chance, even when others are saying í¢äåñnoí¢äå. REMEMBER: OPENHAND – YOU & ME – OUT NOW!!