Described as “iridescent brilliance”, Rachel Croft’s voice boasts a “remarkable range that captures your attention and won’t let go”. Her original songs, bathed in deep rich tones drawn from her background in jazz, instilling haunting themes from Celtic folk, and the occasional nod to Joni Mitchell in their playful lyricism, have been captivating audiences across the UK and Europe since 2014.
A busy 2019 saw performances at Moseley Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk and tours in Germany and the Netherlands. A packed out February Album launch show, at the Crescent in her hometown of York, celebrated the long awaited release of “Hours Awake”, Croft’s 95% crowdfunded debut original album, which received rave reviews, the single of which,“Only Dreams,” was played on BBC Radio 6.
Having released a second single “I Said Wait” in August, which was featured on BBC Introducing, Croft is now working on a new single entitled “We Are,” a more contemporary twist on her sound, set for release in early 2020.
Likened to artists such as London Grammar, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and Laura Marling, Croft’s striking voice and powerful stage presence will not fail to entrance.
Celtic-influenced melodies, lush instrumentation and pure, yet ever-so-sensual, vocals serve to make Hours Awake a highly attractive debut album…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… a beautifully impressive debut from a talented vocalist, musician and songwriter – Folk Roots