Interview & Review
Some of her influences include; U2, Pentatonix, and (although her music doesn’t sound like them) AC/DC are the bands she likes. She loves Ed Sheeran, and also likes his newest album. These influences, other than Pentatonix, do not surprise me because U2 and AC/DC are very popular around the world. Her fan base is “family mainly”, but she’s branching out to other musicians and their fanbase too. “The more popular you get the more chances you get to do more things”. Such as playing in hotels and other venues. She was invited to play at the Electric Picnic but couldn’t actually play because (again) she’s underage. The Electric Picnic is basically a big festival in Ireland and if you play there, “that’s how you know you basically ‘made it (in Ireland)'”.
She does take voice lessons, but nowadays “we just chat, because she told me there’s not a lot she can teach me anymore”. She does write her own songs, “my last album had 10 songs and 7 of them were original” she says. Her videos are filmed with a new “quality camera” she got, and she has sung at some churches and castles.Her lifestyle has always been music, “my life revolves around music and all I do is music.” Her parents push her to be the musician she can be, especially her Dad. “I actually do like school, so (my life is basically) school and music”. For her covers she says; “if I like a song I will do a cover of it.
Rachel has just finished a 3 day support gig for world famous Don Mescall and has also supported Wallis Bird in recent months. Rachels popularity, not only in her home town but nationwide, is growing daily with a rapidly growing fanbase.