After missing the chance to see her play, supporting ‘Bombay Bicycle Club’ at Mountford Hall – Liverpool back in April, I finally had my opportunity to see her set at the Chai Wallahs Tent at this years Kendal Calling Festival, and boy it was worth the wait
She captured my heart the minute I walked into the tent with her song ‘Don’t Go‘. Her vocals instantly grasped my attention, sounding better than any recording I’ve ever heard. Effortlessly moving around in her range and fluttering her way across the piano to an audience caught up in ever note she sang and played. I was amazing, I mean it is not often you go to a gig to see the audience all sat down on the ground. some with their own little picnics set up, and all just completely fix on Rae Morris.
But the cynic in me was doubting that this could last throughout her set. However she went on to prove me wrong, with every song sounding better than the last
By the time she started to play her song ‘Walls‘, I was sold. Only after she sang the first few words, I came to the conclusion that she is by far the best female vocalist I’ve seen this decade.
After the last chord has rung out, the audience gave a massive cheer and thank you to her with she humbly accepted before coming out to meet some of the fans.
In summery, Rae Morris is an amazing 19 year old Singer/Songwriter from Blackpool. After Supporting the likes of Noah & The Whale and Bombay Bicycle Club and a number of TV appearances (including BBC’s introducing on the the Review Show) But the thing that sets her part from of artist is seeing her voice in action. Her voice is as smooth and as strong as in her recordings, and there is not many artists that i can say the same about. I simply can not wait to see where she goes in the future and will wait with anticipation for her début album.
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Please try and see this girl play because man, she can play. There is only a few dates left before she heads of to Europe. Doug xx
Sun 2nd Sept @ LodestarFestival 2012 Cambridge, UK
Tue 25th Sept @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK
Wed 26th Sept @ Matt & Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester, UK
Thur 27th Sept @ Cecil Sharp House, London, UK
Sat 29th Sept @ Cavern Club, Exeter, UK
Sun 30th Sept @ Moles Club, Bath, UK