Heather Rice is a singer songwriter and actress best known for her unique voice. The variegated styles, Rice’s passionate and versatile vocals, and her claim on songs with solid melodic lines add color and beauty to her music. Heather has completed her 10,000 hours as a cover artist and band leader having opened for Lee DeWyze, Joan Osborne, Sheryl Crow, and Lady Antebellum. Her recent original song releases include “Nothing Will Change My Love for You”- a heartbreaking ballad describing undying love in the face of impossibility and her retro- inspired “Matchbox Home” Rice has redefines standard Jazz rep such as Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and recently one of Dolly Parton’s most hopeful works, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” which appears on her gospel album entitled Heather Rice. A short film for the Dolly Cover has been released and features her 2 year old son, Leo. Feeling Good is accompanied by a self produced, directed, and edited music video with more than a few butterflies.
A 2018 modern Jazz collaboration with Guitarist and Composer, Lee Barbour, led the songstress to cover Jeff Buckley’s iconic 90’s power ballad, “Lover You Should’ve Come Over” which inspired a short film made in Charleston, SC. Rice worked with cinematographers, Keith Bradshaw (Sufjin Stevens “Carrie and Lowell Live”) and Stuart White (Doom Flamingo). Rice self produced and edited the short film also co starring with NYC based actor, Ryan Wesley Gilreath (Carol 2019). Currently Heather Rice is working on two albums: 1. a progressive set of pop songs for release in 2020 wrought with vulnerability and humor about the modern woman’s life and 2. a baroque pop song cycle describing what it might have felt like to be Leonardo DaVinci.
Heather resides in Charleston, SC with her husband, Shawn (iamshawnrice.com) and their son, Leonardo. Heather believes God speaks to all of us through music with great love. She cherishes the time she spends with her audiences in song.