"Black Coffee" is the new CD that unites Top Ten Billboard jazz artist David Diggs with his daughter Rachel, whose Hands of Time from her CD, Center of the Earth, was featured in ABC Family TV's Pretty Little Liars. Rachel and David create an unbeatable team, and one that you will surely not forget!
With her rich, vocal quality and passionate delivery, the music and voice of Rachel Diggs immediately captivates the listener. Calling on her compositional gifts, Rachel creates her songs about life and love, as heard on her CD “Center of the Earth” produced by David Hodges (of Evanescence) and Will Hunt.
Her vocal stylings have been featured on numerous CD’s. Her song, “Hands of Time” was featured on the new ABC TV show “Pretty Little Liars”, and continues to sell world-wide. She was also a finalist for American Idol and made it to the top 40. While she found that TV reality show competitions weren't quite her thing, it was still a fun experience to be a part of. Rachel also won a singer-songwriter contest sponsored by Atlantic Records and Pantene Pro-V, and was flown to New York to open for Jewel in New York’s Central Park.
Rachel also performs live in the Los Angeles area with her own band, the Rachel Diggs Band, and with her father’s jazz band, Jazzwerk.
Under the diverse influences of Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, electronic and country music, Rachel began writing poetry at a young age. Eventually she transformed the poems into songs, and a songwriter was born. Her passion for music and communication is evident in each work of art she creates and delivers.
Inspired by his passion for living, David Diggs’ music is revealing and realistic, unrestrained and upbeat. Under the influence of Michel Legrand, Bob James, Claus Ogerman and Quincy Jones, Diggs polished his arranging and producing talents, which were eventually featured on projects by Pat & Debby Boone, Irene Cara, Richie Furay, The Brothers Johnson, Jonathan Butler, as well as David’s own albums. David’s album "Streetshadows" was a top ten entry on BILLBOARD’S Jazz Album Chart for 26 weeks.