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Rae is a Dublin-born singer/songwriter now based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Her charming blend of piano-led melodies and evocative lyrics endears her to audiences. Writing from the early age of 10, she performed mostly as part of a church choir group until reaching the final of the 2FM National Song Writing Contest aged 17, performing her original material publicly for the first time to an audience in Vicar Street, Dublin.
After completing a degree in Music Technology in summer of 2009, Rae moved to the UK to obtain an MSc in Music Composition for Film and Media from The University of Hertfordshire. Here she began to gig more regularly at local open mic nights and soon cultivated confidence as a performer. In July 2012 she was delighted to be invited to play a 90 minute set at the ZMF Festival in Freiburg, Germany that also featured performances from Janelle Monae and Patti Smith.
Her debut EP, ‘Render all your thoughts’ was well received by local radio stations and has been featured on BBC Introducing.
Rae is currently working on a new EP with producer Andy Carr.
“Rae Kelly's blend of jazz, pop and thought provoking lyrics provides a slightly alternative musical intrigue...her music takes on a unique sound that meanders through sultry melodies and catchy upbeat rhythms.” - Jamie Day, The Review
“…….some keyboard-led jazzy-pop and Greenwich Village philosophising.” - Herts Advertiser