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Rachel Austin

- UK Belfast, NIR, UK Folk / Alt-Country / Americana


Label: VM Records

Manager: Declan Legge

Bio: 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 townful of characters that she and her siblings played with instead of dolls. Was it the home schooling in the Blue Ri... See Full Bio

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Mucho much thanks to Martin Byrne of SONG A DAY for A YEAR - by Martin Byrne (& friends) for his help in demoing stuff today. :)


“...the juxtaposition of willfully downbeat sentiment and ludicrously catchy melodies - best heard on the awesome Close or seen in the video for lead track Babydoll - just seemed to do it for us. Austin's voice, inspired by Tim Buckley and Regina Spektor (just two among a vast array of influences), is like an extra instrument that plays perfectly with the jazzy guitars, bass and drums. Really, though, it's the writing that makes the songs work so well, without wanting to state the obvious, at once haunted and uplifting, yearning yet triumphant.”
— The Daily Mirror
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  • 2013

    Aug 10

    Hillsborough, UK | 12:00pm
    Sunflowerfest 2013
    Hillsborough, UK
    Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:00pm
  • 2012

    May 11

    Paris, FR | 7:30pm

    Paris, FR
    Fri May 11, 2012 7:30pm
  • 2012

    Apr 6

    Paris, FR | 8:00pm

    Paris, FR
    Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:00pm
  • 2011

    Jun 24

    Drogheda, LS, IE | 9:00pm

    Drogheda, LS, IE
    Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:00pm


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  • 2011

    May 13

    Lahinch, CE, IE | 8:00pm

    Lahinch, CE, IE
    Fri May 13, 2011 8:00pm


    Ian Whitty & The Exchange SPECIAL GUEST: Rachel Austin CITY: Lahinch VENUE: Kenny's Bar, Main St., Lahinch DATE: Friday 13th May DOORS: 8pm TICKET PRICE: Free Word of Mouth Agency presents: IAN WHITTY & THE EXCHANGE With their amps still cooling from recent performances alongside Florence And The Machine and The Magic Numbers Ian Whitty & The Exchange continue to elevate on the back of 'The Lucky Caller No.9' the bands highly acclaimed debut studio album. ’Just when you thought the guy and his guitar formula was done..he is so much more’ Alison Curtis, Today FM. Catch Ian Whitty and the Exchange for a special performance on Friday the 13th May in Kenny's of Lahinch! For more info on the band check out: http://breakingtunes.com/ianwhittyandtheexchange

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  • John Revitte (Artist) John Revitte
    Beautiful passion in your amazing voice on "Babydoll" Rachel!!
  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist) Anchorage Alaska
    Great vocals and great music!
  • Yearning Curve (Artist) Yearning Curve
    Loved your performances in Cork last month! Really beautiful, original songs...and such a sensitive, powerful voice!
  • Mo Bic (Artist) Mo Bic
    Cool stuff - like me, https://www.facebook.com/mobicmusic The Album "MEIN BLICKWINKEL" now obtainable at Amazon and Musicload . You will find the link on my hom...
  • JMOYA (Artist) JMOYA
    Love Babydoll and you unique soft and versatile voice, just great.
  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist) Anchorage Alaska
    Enjoying your superb music!
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