By the age of seven, Rachel Austin had already recorded three full-length cassette tapes of her own music. She’d also handwritten a book of short stories and created portraits of a townful of characters that she and her siblings played with instead of dolls.Was it the home schooling in the Blue Ridge Mountain hollow that enabled her imagination to remain playful and free?Rachel’s music was born in Virginia, but she has toured around the UK, Ireland, France and the USA. She has supported and shared the stage with the likes of Duke Special, Devon Sproule, Lowly Knights, Iain Archer, and Eleanor McEvoy, amongst others, including the National Concert Hall in Dublin with the RTE Orchestra.
In any given song, Rachel may sound like she’s yelling or whispering, sound like a rock n’ roll singer or a jazz vocalist, all to the end of expressing the emotion and message of her song.
Whether it’s a guitar based tune or a catchy pop vocal loop, she never fails to touch the hearts of listeners.
The Age Of Love E.P is available from April 18th from Rachels website and online at itunes and all good digital outlets.
Fri 15 April: Age of Love E.P. Launch at White’s Tavern, Belfast with Hexxed DJ set
Sat 7 May: Molly’s Parlour, Lisburn
Thurs 12 May: Roisin Dubh, Galway, with Parisch Browne
Fri 13 May: Kenny’s Pub, Lahinch, Co Clare
Fri 17 June: The Cellar Bar, Draperstown
Fri 24 June: The Punt, Purple Sessions, Drogheda