alternative ethereal folk

 

 

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

 

 

WATCH ONLY DREAMS

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO 2017 / Debut Single

 

 more videos COMING SOON

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listen

Both "Only Dreams" and a Live 12 track Cover Album "Rachel Croft Live At Paper Plane Records" are available to buy now. Original album due for release subject to funding in September 2018.

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only Dreams - OFFICIAL debut SINGLE

Available to download or stream

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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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HOURS AWAKE DEBUT ALBUM

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

Rachel’s debut album ‘Hours Awake’ will officially be 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.

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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GET INVOLVED

 

HOURS AWAKE, the debut album is now set to be officially released on the 8th February 2019 (full list of songs available HERE). Thank you so much to all donators, with your help the album has been fully funded! 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!