Introducing Rachael Brimley, Development Manager

Last, but by no means least, we’re happy to introduce our final new member of the Nevis team, Rachael Brimley. Rachael is working with Nevis to work with funders both large and small to help Nevis reaching communities and making meaningful impact on our musicians and audiences.

Tell us about yourself

I am originally from Bedford, I have lived in Glasgow for over 16 years and it’s very much ‘home’. I’m a new Mum and have a nine month old son, who is lots of fun but keeps me very busy.

In my free time I love to cook and eat- food is my passion and I love nothing more than sharing good food with great friends. I love exploring Glasgow and Scotland – it has so much to offer, whether it be live music, theatre, the beautiful outdoors, shopping, amazing places to eat and drink or just the incredible atmosphere and people.

What have you done before you’ve worked for Nevis?

I trained as a Soprano and have worked as an Opera singer for over a decade, alongside this I have produced education projects, Operas and events. I have a passion for Arts representation and giving everyone a vehicle for their voice and opinions. I continue to perform and love being part of live theatre and arts projects, big or small I love the buzz of sharing music and theatre.

More recently I have worked in the social care sector, supporting adults with additional needs. I love building relationships and facilitating people to enhance their lives and achieve their goals. 

What attracted you to Nevis?

 The combination of music, performance, community focused arts and making this accessible to everyone.

Do you play any instruments?

Not very well! 

I’ve sung since I was very young and love choral and ensemble singing as well as Opera.

What kind of music do you like?

I’ve always listened to a broad selection of music- 90’s pop, Classical, Opera, Disney, Indie pop, Jazz, film music and more recently quite a few nursery rhymes.

What are you looking forward to doing in your job?

 I’m really looking forward to working with the team and the amazing Nevis fellows. I can’t wait to be part of the development of Nevis and the impact it has on music in our society, forming a sustainable and meaningful future.

If you want to get in touch with Rachael you can email here at