Based in York UK, Rachel Croft is an independent musician and songwriter, combining rich, complex vocals over rhythmic fingerpicked guitar. Her songs are often inspired by Celtic melodies and the thoughtful lyrics of the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Matt Corby, which narrate her experiences living in this historic city.



"Rarely have I heard such an effortlessly powerful vocal" - Jonti Willis, Sine fm

"Truly exceptional" - Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire

"An accomplished guitarist as well as a superb singer, Croft's performance is controlled and precise...theres also an impressive polish to her original songs" - whatsonlive.co.uk




OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO 2017 / Debut Single



First live show with the band - video by TizYorkMuzic

Cover Image by Simon Godley


hours awake trailer 8.2.2019

Video to promote the release of the first 11 songs.


 more videos COMING SOON

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Both “Hours Awake” and a Live 12 track Cover Album "Rachel Croft Live At Paper Plane Records" are available to buy now.

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I Said Wait - SINGLE

Available to download or stream


live at paper plane records - cover album

12 track cover album recorded live in York, simply vocals and guitar. Due to licensing of materials this is only available in CD form. CD costs £10 plus £2 UK or £5 international postage. 

Tracks: Kathy's Song, Come Away With Me, Fields Of Gold, Wings, Fire And Rain, Video Games, Fields Of Athenry, Candy, Not About Angels, Wild Mountain Thyme, You Take My Breath Away, Just Like Heaven

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Rachel’s debut album ‘Hours Awake’ was officially released on the 8th February 2019 (to support Rachel and gain early access to the album and future releases, behind the scenes footage or to learn more, Get Involved, or contact). A collection of first songs 2014-2017, this original album was co-produced by Rachel herself.

Only Dreams is the first single from Rachel's debut album, released in November 2017, is available online.

The physical copies of the album also have intricate illustrations inside drawn by Rachel, under her illustrator name '“Croft Illustrated". Tracks include:

  • Old Climbing Tree

  • Hear Me

  • In Blue

  • Only Dreams

  • Don’t Feel Like Holding On

  • Rainier Day

  • Change Your Mind

  • Hot Rain

  • Long Were The Hours

  • 6,000 Miles

  • Can’t Replace Your Perfect

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Thank you so much to all donators who helped to make HOURS AWAKE the debut original album a reality, with your help the album was fully funded, printed and and promoted! Enjoy your albums, and look out for your names in the album booklet!

Next up is a single due mid-late 2019. In order to keep Rachel creating music, donations are greatly appreciated. In return, as a minimum, donators gain access to behind the scenes footage, and are first to receive news on shows, tours and other updates. As an independent artist, donations from the public are heavily relied on to fund costly recording, alleviating cash flow issues that come with being a small scale full time musician.

There are a few ways to support the project and keep the single on track: you can donate a one-off amount of your choice via PayPal, or monthly via Patreon. Please be sure to not withhold your email when you donate, so access can be given to vlogs, updates and rewards. Any and all contributions are very much appreciated, as is any sharing of music and spreading the word! 


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