A Nottingham-born, York-made singer songwriter, Rachel Croft grew up with her roots set deep in folk music and the arts. Teaching herself guitar during her university years, she broke free from the well trodden path to graft her way as an independent musician and artist through busking, and has never looked back.
Over the years, her music has branched and evolved into a more genre-fluid sound; it is cinematic, indie, often moody, with hints of soul and the sounds of the 70s. Her rich and varied range, strong stage presence and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight of many UK festival stages and venues in Europe, catching the attentions of BBC Music, csgm blog, POPMUZIK and Liverpool Sound and Vision.
Rachel is now back in the studio, throwing her efforts in a more gritty direction for 2021, exploring more soul and blues-orientated sounds and styles. These much anticipated new pieces speak of revenge and strength, an expression of another side of her which has yet to be seen.
“A voice that boasts several unique tones, she dances between gentle … and a Grace Slick-like mystique… No wonder our listeners were enthralled.” – Elia Rulli, Fresh On The Net
“Truly exceptional” – Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing North Yorkshire
“Even in a short set, I was aware I was in the presence of a remarkable talent… (She is) Gifted with a rich, wide ranging and commandingly expressive voice… one catches the spirit of Nick Drake within the songs… great promise for anything that might ensue from this mighty starting point” – Tykes News
“Dreamy, atmospheric and mystical” – Louder Than War
“Beautifully atmospheric instrumentation combines with powerful lyrics and captivating vocals in a Sandy-Denny-meets-Kate-Bush sort of way and showcases Croft’s considerable vocal range… beautifully impressive” – Folk Roots
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