Rae is a Dublin-born singer/songwriter now based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Her charming blend of alternative pop 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 the 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. Since relocating to the UK, Rae has played venues including The Alban Arena, The Imperial College in London and the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham. 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 featured on BBC Introducing.
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Rae is currently working on a new EP with producer Andy Carr, due for release in 2015.
“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
"Rae Kelly is no doubt a talent to look out for in the future." - Jeremy Laks, Music News