Wexford town, County Wexford
Rachel Grace is a rising singer/songwriter hailing from County Wexford.
She is a proudly homegrown independent artist and has been self-funded since she first started writing music. The young artist takes her influence from a wide range of artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Wallis Bird. This is strongly reflected in her music, which is often described as a melting pot of Soul, Blues, Pop and Folk.
She burst onto the scene at the tender age of 13 with the release of her first album, ‘Song For You’, displaying a level of songwriting that is often described as being well beyond her years. In 2018 she released a five-track EP, ‘Routes’, with it’s single ‘You Don’t Know’ quickly reaching number three in the iTunes Charts. The EP received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike, earning her the spot of ‘PlayIrish Artist of the Week’ on BeatFM.
The Pure M Award nominated artist has had an extremely busy few years playing some of Ireland’s favourite festivals and venues and supporting internationally renowned artists such as Wallis Bird, Brian Deady and Paddy Casey. In 2018, she was a festival favourite of Free Fringe Fest and made her debut on one of Electric Picnic’s many stages. In 2019, she played the beautiful Glass House stage of Vantastival and had a headline performance with her band at Wexford Speigeltent Festival.
Rachel has most recently won the AER Solo Artist Award NI and has also been crowned the winner of 2020's Four Star Nation Pizza Star Nation Competition. Her next single, 'Cry Me An Ocean', comes out on the 30th of October and is a slick mix of Soul & Pop. It was recently featured on RTE Radio 1's Recommendation List.
‘Rachel Grace is the real deal. Not only a songwriting talent far beyond her years, her voice creates a soulful well of sound from which any listener would want to drink deeply’ - Rob O’Connor, Irish Beats, BeatFM
‘The best thing to come out of Wexford since Rissoles!’- Ray Colclough , WLR FM
‘For one so young, there is so much wisdom and heart’ - Hazey Lake, The Noisy Plug, Dublin City FM
'Grace could make the most brawny man weep like a baby with just one simple vocal coo...' - Indie Buddie
You can listen to Rachel's new EP 'Routes' on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/11C3abcecqcl2uCRYXEQw1?si=VNsvYublT2q4CiJ35BQZww