Rachel Croft is an up and coming British singer-songwriter based in York. Her music is influenced by the ethereal melodies of Celtic folk music and thoughtful storytelling lyrics of the singer-songwriter greats, invigorated with hints of more contemporary instruments.
Rachel started her slow-burning songwriting career, crafting the long-awaited first single “Only Dreams” in 2017, which was played on BBC Radio 6 and featured on Tom Robinson’s Fresh On the Net. This was followed by her debut album, “Hours Awake” in 2019, which was over 95% funded by followers across the world, culminating with a packed-out album launch at The Crescent, York. This marked the start of her regular tours of the Netherlands.
Along with writing her own music, in 2019 she released a cover album called Live at Southbank Social 2019 which can be purchased from her shop here. Featuring tracks such as Wonder World, Killing Me Softly, and a version of Careless Whisper George Michael would have been proud of…
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 heard.
Truly exceptional – Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing
In possession of a voice that boasts several unique tones, she dances between gentle, angry and a Grace Slick-like mystique… No wonder our listeners were enthralled – Fresh On The Net
Croft’s pure voice (soars) on Judie Tzuke wings… disarmingly beautiful – Folking.com